PEORIA -- Author and activist Burt Raabe looked at the Peoria Journal Star and found plenty of guns available. He writes:
Sunday's PJStar included an ad supplement from Gander Mtn. Advertised is a Bushmaster .223 semi automatic rifle with a 30 round magazine (save $100).
This is the same weapon used in the Newtown school shooting. It was also used by the D.C. sniper some years ago.
On the same page is an ad for 2000 rounds of ammo for $799 (save $200).
I really do not know what purpose a weapon of this kind has in Illinois.
It is legal to hunt deer only with a three shell loaded shotgun or a muzzle loader (one shot for a muzzle loader).
I called the store but of course got the old "thank you for your comment" routine.
-- Burt Raabe
My take: boycott any store selling this stuff.
-- Elaine Hopkins