State Week: A battle over guns is looming

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Illinois lawmakers could soon vote on a measure that would ban what are often referred to as assault weapons and raise the minimum age for legally owning a gun to 21. The effort gained speed after this summer’s deadly Independence Day shooting in Highland Park. A third hearing on the legislation happened this week.

Also, the SAFE-T Act is now before a Kankakee County judge. And, we discuss a recent report on state pensions.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Peter Hancock with Capitol News Illinois.

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December 22, 2022 at 12:45PM

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