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The Illinois House overwhelmingly rejected a concealed carry measure today in an emotional test vote on the controversial gun legislation.

The legislation emerged in the form of an amendment that was modeled after a highly restrictive New York gun law.

The bill drew support from a number of gun control advocates but failed on a 31-76 roll call, with six lawmakers voting present.

The state’s regional differences were on full display as fellow Democrats who control the legislature argued for and against the proposal.

Read more at The Chicago Tribune

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