SPRINGFIELD - In a vote along party lines - with a few exceptions - the Illinois House Democrat majority voted to raise the age for purchase of certain firearms to age 21. Except for one, House Republicans opposed the measure.
"Assault" weapon is a term used in the United States to define some types of firearms. The definition varies among regulating jurisdictions, but usually includes semi-automatic firearms with a detachable magazine and a pistol grip, and sometimes other features such as a flash suppressor or barrel shroud.
The NRA opposes raises the age to 21.