Illinois: Four Gun Safety Amendments Attached to Judiciary Bills

The Illinois House Judiciary Committee is hearing four pieces of legislation that Democratic members of the body have amended to include some of the same gun reforms the Parkland High students have been demanding for the last two weeks:

Rep. Michelle Mussman's amendment to HB 1465 would strike the original bill and turn the legislation into a prohibition on the delivery, sale or posession "of assault weapons, assault weapon attachments, .50 caliber rifles and .50 caliber cartridges" to people under the age of 21. 

LEAP Forward is scoring SUPPORT.

Rep. Martin Moylan has made a similar amendment to HB 1467, replacing everything after the enacting clause with an amendment to ban (among other things) bump stocks and trigger cranks.

LEAP Forward is scoring SUPPORT.

HB 1468 has been amended by Rep. Jonathan Carroll to provide for a 72 hour waiting period for semi-automatic firearms and .50 caliber rifles.

LEAP Forward is scoring SUPPORT.

HB 1469, as amended by Rep. Daniel Burke, would ban high-capacity magazines.

LEAP Forward is scoring SUPPORT.

The NRA stands in opposition to every one of these pieces of legislation, saying the bills exist to "drum up unnecessary fear" of semi-automatic firearms. 

Democrats hold an 8-5 advantage on the Judiciary Committee and a 67-51 edge in the Illinois House of Representatives.