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October 24, 2014, 7:01 am
970 WMAY News

Illinois Sheriffs: Weapons Ban Not the Answer

Sheriffs from around Illinois… including Sangamon County’s Neil Williamson… say an assault weapons ban is not the way to prevent mass shooting tragedies like Newtown.


The Illinois Sheriffs Association has come out against the proposed ban, and says the state should instead focus on expanding mental health treatment.


Williamson also wants law enforcement to have greater access to information about people diagnosed with mental illness, so that officers are better prepared when responding to situations involving those individuals.


Williamson called 970 WMAY's Kramer Show Tuesday afternoon.  Listen to that conversation here.

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