Lobbyist, lawmakers and staff members gather outside a Senate committee hearing at 

Lobbyist, lawmakers and staff members gather outside a Senate committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. Illinois Senate Democrats seeking assault-weapon restrictions planned to split the issue, seeking committee approval of a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and a separate restriction on semi-automatic guns. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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Lobbyist, lawmakers and staff members gather outside a Senate committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. Illinois Senate Democrats seeking assault-weapon restrictions planned to split the issue, seeking committee approval of a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and a separate restriction on semi-automatic guns. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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