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 seek

 

              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 seek
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)