In the gun control debate in the Illinois House on Wednesday, only one local State Representative got quoted in the Chicago Tribune.
That was Steve Reick.
Here’s what the Tribune reported:
Rep. Steve Reick, R-Woodstock, argued that the rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution, including the right to bear arms, should apply to all people, regardless of age.
He said the restrictions amount to “age-limiting the Second Amendment.”
“I can’t support the seed from which all these bills stem,” Reick said.
Reick was talking about House Bill 1465, which raises the age at which one can buy so-called assault weapons from 18 to 21.
The third bill, House Bill 1468, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on the purchase of guns defined as assault rifles.