SPRINGFIELD - Governor Quinn's attempt to change a pro-Second Amendment bill into an assault weapons ban failed in the Illinois House Tuesday, after also being rejected in the Illinois Senate last week.
“The Governor overstepped his reach when he decided to rewrite this Senate bill and impose an assault weapons ban without the measure first being heard by the legislature,” Luechtefeld said last week after the Senate vote.
With the House action, Senator Dave Luechtefeld's legislation to allow FOID card holders to mail-order ammunition purchases from in-state licensed firearm dealers will become law. Ammunition purchases from out-of-state dealers are already allowed under the law.
The three-fifths required vote threshold was met easily with 78 House members from both sides of the aisle voting to override Governor Quinn's proposed assault weapons ban. Two Republicans - State Rep Sid Mathias and Dave Winters - joined 26 Democrats in opposing the override.