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Illinois Assault Weapons Ban Faces Legal Challenge

Clip: 01/23/2023 | 7m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

A new Illinois law banning so-called assault weapons is on hold for now. While the ruling only impacts certain areas, many collar county and downstate sheriffs say they will not enforce the law.

Aired: 01/23/23

Rating: NR

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