By deadline, few towns pass assault weapons bans


Associated Press

CHICAGO - Under Illinois' new concealed carry law, municipalities had until Friday to ban or restrict assault weapons.
But the vast majority of villages, towns and cities did nothing but let the deadline come and go.
On Friday, the Chicago suburb of Winnetka became one of the last communities to get something on the books. It approved an ordinance that, while not banning assault weapons, regulates how they are transported and stored.
According to the Illinois State Rifle Association, at least 16 municipalities - including Chicago - enacted ordinances banning or regulating assault weapons. Every one of them was in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The concealed carry law allowed them just 10 days to take action. Those places that didn't act in time forfeited their right to do so in the future.