Skip to comments.BREAKING: Illinois Bill to Ban All Modern Firearms
Posted on 01/02/2013 6:48:04 PM PST by RC one
UPDATE: Two firearms-related billsincluding an assault weapons (and more) ban, gun range regulations and a magazine registration schemeare now headed for committee. Click here to read the texts.
The ISRA has learned from a credible source that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton [above] will introduce a so called assault weapons ban on Wednesday when the legislature returns for its lame duck session. Cullerton hopes to ramrod the bill through and get it to Governor Quinn for signature by Friday. If he is successful at doing so, nearly every gun you currently own will be banned and will be subject to confiscation by the Illinois State Police . . .
Based on what we know about Cullertons bill, firearms that would be banned include all semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Pump action shotguns would be banned as well. This would be a very comprehensive ban that would include not only so-called assault weapons but also such classics as M1 Garands and 1911-based pistols. There would be no exemptions and no grandfathering. You would have a very short window to turn in your guns to the State Police to avoid prosecution.
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What is considered “modern”?
They had full auto machine pistols in 1896
Actually, I believe gun registration will be tied to records of our purchases of guns in gun shops that the government has records of and the IRS. Having the IRS take our homes, property, bank accounts unless we turn them in. Something like that is how they will attack it.
Funny how democrats NEVER talk about this stuff BEFORE an election.
They lie and lie.
And the people vote for Santa Claus.
And then are STUNNED when the true democrats come out.
I am sure that Bill Ayers, Ruvrund Wrong, and the rest of the hoodies are quaking in their boots. /s
The supreme court only matters when it sides with liberals though.
Actually, this bill follows the plan liberals have used to win for decades.
They want a 5 in gun control.
They go in asking for a 12.
Soon the media, Rinos, and various other imbeciles start their blather about compromise.
Everyone gets into the act, and then next thing you know, many people are patting themselves on the back about how we only got stuck with a 5 when they wanted a 12. And Oh by the way, send us more money.”
This pattern has happened so many times, I can almost predict it to the minute.
And what makes me even madder is that the dumba$$ Republicans never use the same tactic!
Why should anyone turn in their guns?
I’m not about to obey illegal laws.
When will these lunatics in IL stop passing unconstitutional gun laws and get continuously slapped down by SCOTUS?? Morons don’t seem to get the message.
We’re talking about Illinois here. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they get the 12. If I lived there, I would start looking for a way out and for a way to safely store my firearms collection while I secure optimal passage out o at least until this bullcrap blows over.
Illinois would be wise to ban Democrats. Look what they’ve done to that state, and Chicago, over the years. Gun control and massive gun murder rates. Out of sight taxes and huge state deficits. And taxpayers have to pay to house former Democrat governors in the prisons.
The criminals are in charge of the prison in Illinois. No way they let themselves be voted out.
Quinn, Madigan, and Cullerton should have the intellectual honesty to put legislation on the floor to abolish the Bill of Rights. ILL-ANNOY is already a third-world banana republic where politics is a family-run cottage industry - in both political parties. The line needs to be drawn. BTW, the buzzword of “assault weapon” is simply left-wing jibber-jabber. All the weapons I would have in my home are defensive weapons, not assault weapons, regardless of calibre, magazine size, or if they have scary-looking hand-grips. If a gang is attacking you, you can’t spend time reloading with a powder horn, wad, new flint, lead ball, bear grease, and ram-rod.
A state law in violation of the 2nd Amendment would be void ab initio: “to be treated as invalid from the outset”.
Recall that following the weak Articles of Confederation those signing the new Constitution refused to do so unless ten amendments were added—express reservations of powers to the people and the states—due to the strong powers it gave to a central government.
They were anticipating the 21st century Democratic party. And remember, this is the Peoples Republic of Illinois. Their commissars are just feeling frisky ...
Now, the day that the SCOTUS guts the 2nd would be the beginning of the end of our Republic, although a good argument can be made that it began about four years ago.
Boycott - While I don’t live in Ill. I am next door in Missouri and I called and told the dear senator that I would boycott all Ill. businesses, including restaurants, casino’s and no more Chicago weekends, if this bill was passed.
The pro-gun forces in the state should immediately contact a federal judge about an injunction as soon as the law is signed. If the judge is amenable to an injunction, then word should go out to Illinois legislators both that the bill is “D.O.A.” and that they *will* be punished for voting for it.
It might even be worth it to mount a recall drive against if not the instigators, then the weaker legislators who might actually lose or do not have deep pockets. This is also because a recall will hit them in the pocketbook.
This asks them the question: “Do you love gun control enough to lose your seat *and* personally cost you several thousand dollars?”