Sandy Hook Parents discuss the importance of Illinois Senate Bill 1002

By WEEK Producer

May 20, 2013 Updated May 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, IL. -- A Senate committee, Monday, voted to back Senate Bill 1002, which would ban the new sale of high capacity magazines throughout Illinois.

Several Parents of December's Newtown, Connecticut tragedy are in Springfield this week speaking on the importance of such a measure.

"In Newtown the shooter that killed our children used 30 round high capacity magazine clips. And in one of the opportunities where he had to reload 11 children were able to escape from the classroom," said Nicole Hockley, Sandy Hook Promise. "And we're left asking ourselves if he had to reload more times would more children have been able to escape? Or would an adult have been able to disarm him?"

Hockley lost her son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook shooting. He was among the 26 who were killed during that shooting spree.

Senate bill 1002 now moves onto the Senate floor. Gov. Quinn says he believes the measure can reach his desk by May 31st (the day the legislative session ends.)

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