Illinois bans semiautomatic weapons, critics vow court test


              House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch speaks to state Rep. Theresa Mah, center, and state Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback after the passage of a gun bill banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
            
              State Rep. Tony McCombie, left, an opponent of the gun bill, speaks to co-sponsor state Rep. Bob Morgan before the legislation passed banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
            
              Colleagues applaud state Rep. Bob Morgan after the passage of a gun bill banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Morgan, a sponsor of the bill, was present at the Highland Park mass shooting on July 4, 2022. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Illinois bans semiautomatic weapons, critics vow court test