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Gun bills OKd by House panel - Concealed-carry moves sicken foes [Illinois]
Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2005 | Erika Slife and Ray Long

Posted on 03/09/2005 12:09:08 PM PST by Mini-14

SPRINGFIELD -- Average citizens could carry concealed weapons under two bills that won overwhelming approval in a House committee Tuesday, setting up a rare, full-blown House floor fight over the issue that advocates say will make people safer and critics contend will lead to more gun violence.

The move further buttressed the National Rifle Association's strategy to not only blunt Mayor Richard Daley's push for gun-control laws but to take the fight to him with a frontal assault of its own.

"I'm heartsick," said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), a major advocate of gun control. The NRA is on a "rampage" in Springfield, Currie said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: US: Illinois; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: banglist; carry; ccw; chl; conceal; concealed; defense; guns; handguns; illinois; pistols; right; self

Ongoing discussions at other forums

www.packing.org/news/article.jsp/10042/
http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?s=474c7548ae4e8a70c6f465563912d32b&showtopic=366

The bills

HB 2607
HB 2567

Requirements for passage

  1. 3/5 majority in both the House and Senate, as a 3/5 majority is constitutionally required to implement a pre-emption clause that overrides local ordinances.

  2. 2/3 majority in both the House and Senate, as this is required to override Governor Blagojevich's promised veto.

 

1 posted on 03/09/2005 12:09:21 PM PST by Mini-14
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To: Mini-14

I am surprised.


2 posted on 03/09/2005 12:10:46 PM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen")
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To: rface

passing pro-gun bills sicken liberals? Great! We need to pass as many as possible then!


3 posted on 03/09/2005 12:13:18 PM PST by flashbunny (Every thought that enters my head requires its own vanity thread.)
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To: Mini-14

Fantastic news. Hopefully we'll get some movement on a national reciprocity bill that's supposed to be coming down the pike.


4 posted on 03/09/2005 12:13:37 PM PST by G32
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To: Mini-14

5 posted on 03/09/2005 12:13:46 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mini-14

Good news!


6 posted on 03/09/2005 12:15:07 PM PST by beltfed308
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To: Ladysmith

Self-ping to CCW map.


7 posted on 03/09/2005 12:16:27 PM PST by Ladysmith (Wisconsin Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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To: Mini-14

"The NRA is on a "rampage" in Springfield, Currie said."

Better the NRA than the criminals who prey on the unarmed.


8 posted on 03/09/2005 12:17:09 PM PST by Amish with an attitude (An armed society is a polite society)
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To: Mini-14

right to carry ping


9 posted on 03/09/2005 12:19:24 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Keep capitol punishment safe,legal , and rare...shoot the perp in the head.)
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To: Mini-14
---hopefully, they get the miracle--might even spill over into Wisconsin.

By the way , could somebody out there give me the phonetic pronunciation of Blago-whatsis name? Thanks in advance--

10 posted on 03/09/2005 12:20:07 PM PST by rellimpank (urban dwellers don' t understand the cultural deprivation of not being raised on a farm)
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To: Mini-14

35 States have concealed carry laws and none of them have experienced an increase in violent crime as a result, yet the left still screams about blood in the streets if it passes. Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I guess the left is proving that they're insane.


11 posted on 03/09/2005 12:20:39 PM PST by mbynack
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To: Mini-14

too cool fer school! Go Illini


12 posted on 03/09/2005 12:24:40 PM PST by tumblindice (Our Founding Fathers: all conservative gun owners)
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To: rellimpank

bla (as in blah)-GOY-yevich


13 posted on 03/09/2005 12:25:57 PM PST by technochick99 (Self defense is a basic human right ; Sig Sauer is my equalizer)
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To: mbynack
35 States have concealed carry laws and none of them have experienced an increase in violent crime as a result, yet the left still screams about blood in the streets if it passes.

Did you mean "...have experienced an increase a decrease in violent crime ..."?

14 posted on 03/09/2005 12:26:06 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo; mbynack

Sorry! I misread your statement. You said exactly what you meant to say!


15 posted on 03/09/2005 12:27:21 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Mini-14

This is good news. I've faced robbers twice in Illinois (once in Chicago and once in Evanston). I wish I'd had the option of being legally armed for protection -- but Illinois doesn't recognize my Indiana permit.


16 posted on 03/09/2005 12:27:22 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: Mini-14
Very cool. Congrats to Illinois!

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

17 posted on 03/09/2005 12:29:49 PM PST by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: technochick99
---thanks--due to my not bothering with the national news on the tube, I'd never heard it pronounced--

--(here in Nevada we have a state legislatratrix named Guinchigliani which gives pause to new local news readers)--

18 posted on 03/09/2005 12:32:25 PM PST by rellimpank (urban dwellers don' t understand the cultural deprivation of not being raised on a farm)
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To: rface
and critics contend will lead to more gun violence

SITE ONE FRIG'N CASE, YOU DEFENSELESS PANDERING JERKS!

19 posted on 03/09/2005 1:00:40 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Joe Brower

Hey the flag for my tag.
THANKS.


20 posted on 03/09/2005 1:01:17 PM PST by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: Amish with an attitude

Good point


21 posted on 03/09/2005 1:01:17 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Mini-14

I am shocked. I think the last few elections have really ticked off the down-staters (rightfully so!) and they are tired of having Daley run the entire state. Cook County needs to break off and become it's own state.


22 posted on 03/09/2005 1:07:00 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: retrokitten
"Cook County needs to break off and become it's own state.

Cook County needs to break off and fall into Lake Michigan.

23 posted on 03/09/2005 3:30:03 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Do you have a graphic on reciprocity? Or would that be too complex to chart? Probably would be. Unless you do north and south which is essentially the case anyway.
24 posted on 03/09/2005 4:41:31 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: technochick99

good to "see" you're still around!


25 posted on 03/09/2005 4:44:25 PM PST by Abundy
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To: Abundy

Yeah, getting slowly back into things, but busy as can be. I penned a column for SAS's latest newsletter about taxing ammo. It was my first foray back in to the activism arena in a LONG time.


26 posted on 03/10/2005 5:51:29 AM PST by technochick99 (Self defense is a basic human right ; Sig Sauer is my equalizer)
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To: technochick99

Anyone have any updates on this bill? Has it made any progress. It would be great to see this pass here in the Peoples Republic of Illinois.


27 posted on 03/11/2005 7:48:52 AM PST by Living_the_life_of_Dilbert
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