Updated 4:25 p.m. with vote results
Parents of two Sandy Hook elementary students killed by a Connecticut gunman last fall testified in favor of limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois.
The Illinois Senate's Executive Committee voted 12-3 Monday to advance legislation banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
A St. Louis County lawmaker plans to file legislation that would require background checks on anyone who buys a firearm at a gun show.
State Representative Stacey Newman (D, Richmond Heights) says her proposal would close the so-called “gun show loophole” in Missouri.
“Right now, federal background checks are only done through licensed dealers," Newman said. "That exempts gun shows where people can purchase unlimited amounts of weapons, including assault weapons.”
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