SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to prevent senseless tragedies, state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, backed a series of commonsense gun safety measures which among others, includes a ban on bump-stock trigger modifications like those used in the Las Vegas tragedy to convert firearms into automatic weapons.
“What happened in Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and just recently in Parkland is absolutely heartbreaking,” Hernandez said. “Yet, after each of these tragedies, Congress sat on their hands and failed to pass commonsense measures. That’s why we took upon ourselves to protect our children and communities from senseless gun violence by passing a series of reasonable reforms to Illinois’ gun safety laws.”
Hernandez voted to pass a series of commonsense gun safety measures including:
- House Bill 1467, which bans bump stocks and trigger cranks;
- House Bill 1465, which raises the age limit to purchase assault weapons from 18 to 21;
- House Bill 1468, which extends the waiting period for assault weapons; and
- Senate Bill 1657, which expands licensing requirements for gun dealers.
The House is still set to consider measures to strengthen mental health provisions and a ban on high capacity magazines.
“Our communities could not wait any longer for Congress to act because gun violence is an epidemic in this country,” Hernandez said. “Yesterday, I was reminded of what we can accomplish when we put our politics aside and come together to ensure that we and our children can go to school, a concert or just go about our daily lives without the fear of being shot at.”
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