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**FILE** Todd Vandermyde with the NRA shows off a gun butt stock during a House Committee hearing on assault weapons at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield in February 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Todd Vandermyde with the NRA shows off a gun butt stock during a House Committee hearing on assault weapons at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield in February 2013. (Associated Press)

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Illinois Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, speaks to lawmakers during a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr testifies before the House committee on Detroit's bankruptcy, at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Dale G. Young) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT.

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House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a luncheon in Washington, Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a luncheon in Washington, Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a luncheon in Washington, Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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Supporters of a bill seeking to make noncitizens eligible for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities attend a House committee meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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Kansas State Rifle Association President Patricia Stoneking, left, confers with Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kelly Arnold, right, before a legislative committee hearing on gun legislation, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. A House committee took testimony on a bill to strip cities and counties of any power to regulate guns. (AP Photo)

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A gun control bill proposed by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley has cleared the Senate but is stuck in a House committee over the issue of assault weapons. Zero tolerance policies in some schools have gone overboard, according to critics. (Associated Press)

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Illinois state Rep. Edward J. Acevedo, Chicago Democrat, listens to lawmakers while testifying during a House committee hearing at the Illinois Capitol on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Springfield Ill. The House on Tuesday passed legislation to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)