State News
7:16 am
Fri April 19, 2013

House votes down another measure dealing with firearms

The Illinois House Thursday rejected yet another piece of legislation dealing with firearms. This one would have forced the state's pension systems to get rid of investments in companies that make guns or ammunition. Representative Chad Hays, Republican from Danville, wondered where the hunt to stop investing in troubling products would end.

"So should we add PepsiCo to this list? How about Kentucky Fried Chicken? Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have not had a positive effect on my physique, I assure you. Maybe we should tack them on."

The investment proposal comes as lawmakers are struggling with several gun issues, including how strict or loose to make a concealed carry law. The House defeated the investment measure on a vote of 46 to 69.