CHICAGO – Following the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, state Rep. Jamie Andrade, D-Chicago, is sponsoring legislation that would ban assault weapons and gun modifications that can make a rifle fully-automatic.

“Enough is enough, the time to act on these issues was yesterday,” Andrade said. “After every tragic mass shooting we are told by groups like the NRA that the issue shouldn’t be politicized—this is not a political issue it’s about saving human life.”

Andrade is sponsoring House Bill 4107, which bans military-style assault weapons like those used in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. His measure also bans “bump stock” modifications that the Las Vegas shooter used to turn his semi-automatic rifle into an automatic weapon capable of firing up to 800 bullets per minute.

Military-style assault weapons were not only used in the Las Vegas massacre that resulted in 58 dead and over 500 wounded, but have been used in numerous shootings across the United States, including 49 deaths in last year’s Orlando nightclub shooting, 16 deaths in the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack, and 26 deaths, including 20 children, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

“The sole purpose of an assault rifle is to take human life,” Andrade said. “We cannot afford to wait any longer while Washington politicians fail to enact meaningful gun laws to protect our community.”

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