Just weeks after the Las Vegas mass shooting, the Illinois House in Springfield voted on a measure that would have banned bump stocks. The measure failed by a vote of 48-54. So, how did your Rockford area Representative vote?.

A bump stock is a device that increases the rate of fire for semiautomatic weapons.  The Las Vegas shooter who shot and killed 58 people in Las Vegas used bump stocks to increase the rate of fire on the guns he had in his possession. Bump stocks were found on a dozen guns in his hotel room at the Mandolay Bay Resort..

After it was discovered that bump stocks were used, there has been a nationwide effort to ban bump stock sales. In Illinois, House Bill 4117 was introduced Des Plaines State Rep. Martin Moylan. The measure, if passed, would have banned the device in Illinois.

Here is how your local representative in the Illinois house voted on the bill

HOUSE MEMBERS (Note all are up for re-election in Spring of 2018)

  • John Cabello (R – Rockford) NO
  • Bob Pritchard (R – DeKalb and Boone Counties) Absent
  • Joe Sosnowski (R – Rockford) Absent
  • Tom Demmer (R – Dixon) NO
  • Brian Stewart (R – Freeport) (running for Il Senate) NO
  • Litesa Wallace (D – Rockford) (Running for Lt Governor) YES

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