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Preckwinkle Statement on Signing of Protect Illinois Communities Act

Toni Preckwinkle. (Cook County Government)

Cook County, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Illinois lawmakers took an important step toward protecting our residents by banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. These weapons were designed for the military and have no place in our communities.

Assault weapons have resulted in devastating, unnecessary loss of life in Cook County, Illinois and across the country. These weapons make us less safe, damage our communities and have fueled our nation’s gun violence epidemic.

Assault weapons bans can prevent mass shootings and loss of life. But we know that gun violence, and . . .

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