Ill. Senate panel endorses ammunition limit

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Parents of two Sandy Hook elementary students killed by a Connecticut gunman last fall testified in favor of limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois.
   
The Illinois Senate's Executive Committee voted 12-3 Monday to advance legislation banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
   
Mark Barden is the father of seven-year-old Daniel Barden. Daniel was among 20 children fatally shot Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn. Barden says killer Adam Lanza consciously took higher-capacity magazines with him "to kill a lot more people and he did."
   
Park Ridge Democratic Sen. Dan Kotowski's (kuh-TOW'-skeez) legislation would exempt police, military and shooting competitions. Todd Vandermyde (VAN'-dur-meyed) of the National Rifle Association says he should have the same weapons as police to protect his family.

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