Cook County board sends assault weapon referendum to ballot

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The decision to enact stricter gun laws, ban the sale of assault weapons and increase background checks will be left up to Cook County voters who will be given a chance to weigh in on the measure voted through Wednesday by the Cook County Board.  According to Chicago Sun-Times’ Early & Often:

Cook County voters will get to say in November whether they believe the state should enact tougher gun laws, including an outright ban on the sale and transfer of assault weapons. 

The non-binding referendum is one of two measures the Cook County Board voted Wednesday to place on the upcoming ballot. 

Democratic board members unanimously supported the measure, which asks if the state should “require universal background checks for firearm transfers and prohibit the sale and transfer of assault weapons, assault weapon attachments and high capacity ammunition magazines?”

[Read more at Early & Often]

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