House overrides Quinn Ammunition veto

By WEEK Reporter

House overrides Quinn Ammunition veto

December 4, 2012 Updated Dec 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With a 78 to 28 vote, the House overrode Governor Pat Quinn's attempt to alter an existing bill and place a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Legislators say Quinn tried to misuse his amendatory veto power to re-write the original bill.

Last week, the Illinois Senate also overrode the governor's veto, meaning the underlying or original legislation affecting mail-order ammunition will go into effect.

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