Illinois House pulls plug on gun control measure
January 6, 2013 3:38PM
Updated: January 6, 2013 8:13PM
SPRINGFIELD-Add gun-control legislation to the growing legislative scrap heap for what thus far has been a lame lame-duck session, David McKinney writes. 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.