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Changes to gun law could increase penalties

SPRINGFIELD -- Changes are being made to a plan designed to crack down on gun violence in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD -- Changes are being made to a plan designed to crack down on gun violence in Chicago. The bill's sponsor hopes it will win approval.

The measure would boost the minimum time criminals using guns would have to spend in prison. It includes a provision which allows some leeway for first-time offenders.

The changes are largely aimed at concerns raised by gun rights advocates.
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