Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:18 PM
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House pulls plug on gun-control measures: "We didn't think we had the votes"
SPRINGFIELD-Add gun-control legislation to the growing legislative scrap heap for what thus far has been a lame lame-duck session.
Citing a lack of support, the House sponsor of bans on military-style weapons -- dubbed "assault weapons" by critics -- and the high-powered ammunition that feeds them decided Sunday not to call either measure for a vote in his chamber.
Those same bills stalled last week in the Senate.
"Since we felt we didn't have enough overwhelming support in the Senate, we were worried about having the support in the House," state Rep. Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago), chief House sponsor of both bills, told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The House convened for its part of the lame-duck session Sunday and is scheduled to remain until Tuesday, the final full day of this General Assembly's two-year term. The bills were scheduled to be heard in committee Sunday until the plug was pulled on both.
The Senate has scheduled a return to Springfield on Tuesday to deal with anything the House might pass, but it's an open question of whether there will be anything of substance for the Senate to act upon.
"We didn't want to call it if we didn't think we had the votes, and we really don't know today if the Senate is coming back Tuesday," Acevedo said. "Time is so limited, I didn't want to lay any of my colleagues out.
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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:45 PM
DonP (4,961 posts)
4. Worth noting ... Acevedo has a rare Illinois concealed carry permit
As a former cop and former alderman he is allowed to carry concealed.
He has been a Daley meat puppet for year and now hand washes Rahm's undies for him, "no starch please".