By Dave Dahl with Todd Wineburner
There won't be any action on gun control during this lame duck session, and the National Rifle Association's Todd Vandermyde says that's a good thing. Gun regulation questions are on the legislative radar because of a ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that requires Illinois to modify its concealed carry ban. Proposals concerning semi-automatic weapons, large capacity magazines, and large-bore weapons have all been discussed during the current session, but the Senate chose not to call any of those measures to the floor for a vote. The House subsequently announced that it wasn't going to devote time to any measures that hadn't been voted on in the Senate. That leaves the concealed carry question unresolved, but Vandermyde sees the action in Springfield as a win for gun owners. He believes public sentiment is opposed to excessive gun control measures.