Expanded trigger lock law defeated in Illinois

From the Fort Mill Times:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An effort to expand an Illinois law requiring safe storage of guns failed Thursday.

Illinois law currently allows criminal charges against people who fail to store guns safely when they know a child under 14 could get hold of the weapon without permission.

Chicago Rep. Deborah Graham proposed raising the age limit. Under her proposal, gun owners could be charged if they didn't keep weapons away from anyone under 18.
But critics said the law was too broad and would do little to improve gun safety.

The measure was rejected 54-62.



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