December 5, 2012
Illinois House of Representatives in 78-28 vote Joins Senate in Override of Gov. Quinn’s Gun Grab Attempt
We are pleased to report that the Illinois House of Representatives has followed the lead of the State Senate to decisively override Gov. Pat Quinn’s “amendatory veto” of a bill to allow the mail order purchase of ammunition from in-state companies.
The original bill will now go into effect in July 2013. To see how representatives voted click here. As we reported in an earlier blog post, the governor was attempting an end run of the legislative process with a rewritten bill that would have outlawed many semi-automatic rifles, among other things.