After recent mass shootings, some Illinois lawmakers reacted by filing legislation that would tighten restrictions on guns. Fall veto session is over and gun laws remain unchanged.
The Illinois House failed to even call legislation that would allow the state to license gun dealers. Currently, gunshops in Illinois are licensed through federal laws only. The bill also requires more training for staff in recognizing suspicious purchasers. Democratic Senator Don Harmon, from Oak Park who is the sponsor, says it lacked the needed votes.