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Illinois considers changing gun transfer rules following Waffle House shooting

CHICAGO_The Illinois Senate on Wednesday advanced new rules about the transfer of firearms in response to the mass shooting at a Waffle House last month in Nashville, Tenn.

Travis Reinking of downstate Morton has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide in the killings. Authorities have said his firearm owner's identification card previously had been revoked and his guns transferred to his father, who returned them.

The measure aims to prevent similar situations by allowing for

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