State lawmakers considers tighter regulations on gun control laws

By Blake Schnitker on February 28 at 9:40am

One state headline this morning says state politicians could be moving towards altering Illinois’ gun control laws in the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida.

According to various outlets, Illinois lawmakers are looking to potentially take a large step toward tighter gun control laws in the state.

Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote today on a number of plans that made their way through a statehouse panel yesterday.

Among these plans is a proposal to change the legal age for an individual to buy a rifle to 21 years old, as well as imposing more strict rules for owners of small gun shops.

Many Democrats say the tougher laws are needed, particularly after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  On the other side, some Republicans find the proposals to be too broadly written and potentially unconstitutional.