SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, issued the following statement after pro-gun lobbying groups started attacking his proposal to ban military-style assault weapons and trigger modifications, both of which were used in the recent Las Vegas shooting where 59 people were killed and over 500 injured.

“It’s shameful that organizations would rather attack than engage over such an important issue, in the wake of the largest mass-shooting in American history,” said Moylan.  “If the machine-gun enthusiasts refuse to engage in a discussion, the only course of action is to proceed without them and for common-sense folks to work to enact real change that is going to keep people safe.”

“Organizations like the Illinois State Rifle Association run for the panic button to stir up anger and fear in their members, feeding them false information about the legislation in question,” said Moylan.  “They even refuse to use the term ‘assault weapons’ because they know the truth and are more focused on their agenda than the safety of their fellow citizens.

“When Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said I have an ‘obsessive hatred of firearms and the people who own them,’ I was not surprised.  The shameful tactics of machine gun activists is to try to scare citizens and intimidate legislators who want real change, but I’m not backing down from this fight because there have been too many lives lost as a result of others backing down.”

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