Illinois Senate Approves Age Restrictions for Some Gun Purchases

(From UPI)

The Illinois state Senate on Wednesday approved three gun-safety measures placing new restrictions on purchasing and owning firearms and accessories.

The Senate approved a bill to raise the minimum age to own assault-style weapons, assault-style weapon attachments, .50-caliber rifles and large-capacity magazines from 18 to 21 by a vote of 33-22.

The measure would include exemptions for members of the armed forces while performing their duties, transportation of weapons in another state, and possession of a weapon being used for hunting, firing at a shooting range or being used in an event sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee.

Due to an amendment the House will need to reconsider the bill before it is sent to the governor for approval.

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