Ill. House Rejects Gun Limit Bill

Measure capped gun purchases

An effort to limit the number of guns people can buy has failed again in the Illinois House.

The measure would have capped gun purchases at one a month, although the state police would have been authorized to grant exemptions.

Violations of the one-a-month limit would have been punishable by up to a year in prison

The bill failed 54-61.

Downstate lawmakers largely voted against the measure, saying the ban wouldn't derail someone determined to commit a crime.

Chicago-area lawmakers have been pushing for the gun limit for years without success.

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