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Posted: 8/14/2005 9:21:52 PM EDT
Blagojevich vetoes three gun bills
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CHICA­GO Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vitch) has vetoed three bills that he says would have weakened laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

One bill called for elimination of an Illinois State Police database that tracks firearms purchases.

Another piece of legislation would have eliminated the waiting period for gun owners trading in firearms.

That measure would have allowed gun owners to trade-in a hunting rifle or small handgun for a military-style assault weapon without delay.

A third bill would have overridden local laws regulating the transport of firearms.

Blagojevich says vetoing the measures better protects families and communities.

The National Rifle Association had supported all three bills.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:23:59 PM EDT
Intentional or not it is biased. The fact that it could have been traded in for an "assault weapon" is irelavent to the story.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:24:00 PM EDT
pretty fair, notice they didn't use the phrase "high powered military style assault rifle."
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