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House of Reps Overrides Ammunition Bill

ILLINOIS-- The House of Representatives Override Governor Quinn's Vetoes on Ammunition Bill.

During Tuesday's general assembly, the House of Representatives voted to override one of Governor Quinn's vetoes.

Over the summer state lawmakers passed a bill that would allow Illinois residents to buy ammo from out of state.

However, Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the bill, and changed it so residents could not buy assault weapons at all.

Last week, the Senate overrode that veto. This means assault weapons will not be banned in Illinois.

Local gun shop owners say if the ban did happen, it could have hurt many business in Illinois.

D & R Firearm's owner Dean Hazen says depending on what happens next, it could decide if he will expand his business and include an indoor shooting range in Champaign County. 

He says if all goes as planned, he hopes to open up a new shop within the next six months.

The House overrode Quinn's veto of legislation by a 78 to 28 vote.

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