Lake County, IL board votes to support state assault weapons ban bill, Mayor Nancy Rotering speaks on Highland Park shooting

Lake County, IL board votes to support state assault weapons ban bill, Mayor Nancy Rotering speaks on Highland Park shooting

WAUKEGAN, Sick. (TOC) — Within the weeks following the mass taking pictures in her city on July 4, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering has spoken tirelessly to lawmakers about gun management laws.

“We owe it to those that skilled the horror in our city, in nation. We owe it to our youngsters,” she stated.

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The Lake County Board has no authority to ban weapons, however at Tuesday’s assembly, they thought of a decision to help a state invoice that might ban each automated weapons and huge magazines for ammunition.

“Our legislators want to listen to from us that they wish to dwell our lives freely,” stated Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart.

A lone gunman used a semi-automatic rifle to fireside dozens of rounds into the gang at Highland Park’s 4th of July parade, killing seven and injuring greater than 40 others. Gun rights supporters stated legal guidelines banning weapons would make no distinction.

“They’re making an attempt to ban a particular firearm many people already personal. We will buy it at present, possess it, we are able to use it at present,” stated gun proprietor Abraham Avalos.

Lake County Board Member Dick Barr stated “this laws is not going to make us any safer.”

Regardless of the opposition, board members handed the decision by a 3 to 1 margin. Some stated it is not simply in regards to the Highland Park tragedy.

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“We discover individuals of coloration are victims of gun violence in charges a lot bigger than another within the county,” stated Lake County Board Member Angelo Kyle.

Whereas the decision went into impact instantly, the state legislature shouldn’t be more likely to take up the assault weapons ban earlier than the November elections.

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