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House Dems, GOP introduce Illinois gun control measure

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Jun 23, 2016

Suspected terrorists and people considered a threat to public safety would be barred from obtaining firearms under a bill in the Illinois House.

The proposal, which has bipartisan support, was filed by state Rep. Gregory Harris, D-Chicago, on June 21, a day after the U.S. Senate rejected four gun control measures in response to the Orlando terror attack.

Under House Bill 6588, the Illinois State Police would be permitted to notify the FBI if someone on a terrorist watch list applies for a Firearms Owner’s Identification Card, a license Illinoisans must have in…

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