What Have We Been Saying?
And our readers have been repeating, "stop giving out probation for gun crimes."
Now this comes out of Springfield and guess who's taking credit?
Mayor Daley’s gun control proposals are frequently shot down by the General Assembly, but he won a rare victory today.
The Illinois Senate unanimously agreed to make unlawful use of a weapon a non-probationable offense — punishable by one to three years in prison — whenever the offender carries a loaded weapon and has no valid Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) card.
The House also approved the bill unanimously. It now awaits Gov. Quinn’s signature.
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