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10 November 2004

Chicago Tribune

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday to let courts ignore local gun bans in cases where a gun owner uses a firearm in self-defense, overriding by a healthy margin a veto of the measure. With several members calling it a common sense proposal, senators voted to trump the governor's veto 40-18 — with two more affirmative votes than the bill received when legislators passed it last spring. Commonly known as the "Wilmette bill," the measure surfaced as a... (

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