Illinois Lawmakers To Take Up Gun Proposals This Week

Illinois lawmakers will start voting next week on a package of gun-related bills in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting.

House Speaker Mike Madigan says a package of bills will be brought forward, including a measure to require state licensing of gun dealers, prohibiting the sale of assault-style weapons to anyone under 21, and putting new restrictions on access to firearms for anyone with a history of mental illness.

Another measure would make it easier for family members to intervene and have guns taken away from a relative who may pose a danger to himself or others.

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