Newtown families lobby Illinois lawmakers to enact gun control

Posted on: 1:04 pm, May 20, 2013, by

To pass a gun control bill, families of the Newtown Connecticut massacre victims planned to lobby Illinois Senators.

Nicole Hockley, Mark Barden, and Francine Wheeler lost loved ones in the deadly shooting last December. The three hope State Senators will enact bill that would limit ammunition magazines to no more than ten bullets.

The magazines used by the Sandy Hook school shooter had 30 bullets apiece.

The lobbyers said if the shooter had to reload more often, more children may have been saved.

For the bill to be passed, it requires 30 votes from State Senators and 60 votes from State Representatives. Those who challenge the bill say that no bill will stop criminals who simply refuse to obey laws.

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