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IL: Rep. Linda Chapa Lavia Seeks Statewide Ban on Water Pistols, Says ISRA
US Newswire Press Release ^ | 1/25/06 | n/a

Posted on 01/26/2006 3:14:49 PM PST by kiriath_jearim

Rep. Linda Chapa Lavia Seeks Statewide Ban on Water Pistols, Says ISRA

1/25/2006 11:00:00 AM

To: State Desk

Contact: Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association, 815-635-3198, Website: http://www.isra.org

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

"What kind of nut would want to ban squirt guns?"

That's the question that tens of thousands of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners are asking today after it was revealed that Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) has co-sponsored a measure that would ban the possession of everything from water pistols to hunting rifles.

The bill in question, HB4132, would ban the sale and possession of so-called "replica weapons" including anything that looks even remotely like a firearm or other materiel produced for military purposes.

The ISRA stands firmly opposed to HB4132 as the bill is a thinly veiled attempt to ban private firearm ownership in the state.

"Never in my career have I seen such a slick attempt at instituting a state-wide gun ban," commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. "Nearly every firearm model for sale in Illinois was either designed for military use, or is used by the military for one purpose or another. Therefore, under this bill, nearly every pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun owned by Illinois citizens would be banned."

"The laughable part is that the scope of this bill goes way beyond conventional firearms," continued Pearson. "Every VFW and American Legion Post would have to remove the tanks and howitzers from their property or face prosecution. The cannon adorning town squares across the state would have to be rounded up and destroyed. The dummy grenade paperweight on your desk would have to go as well. Oh boy, and won't all the honor guards look pretty snappy shouldering broomsticks in the July Fourth parades next year?"

"HB4132 is so sweeping that it would go as far as to ban cap guns and water pistols," said Pearson. "Given that this is an election year, I can't wait to see how Rep. Chapa LaVia will spin her ban on squirt guns to her political advantage."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; bradywatch; dimocrat; dims; guncontrol; liberals; looneyleft; moonbat; toon; toyguns

1 posted on 01/26/2006 3:14:50 PM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim
"What kind of nut would want to ban squirt guns?"

Any left wing big government socialist/communist sympathizer.

2 posted on 01/26/2006 3:18:02 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: kiriath_jearim

is that a water pistol in your pocket or are you REALLY glad to see me?


3 posted on 01/26/2006 3:18:04 PM PST by llevrok (I don't know the difference between latter and former - and I don'r care !)
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To: kiriath_jearim
"What kind of nut would want to ban squirt guns?"

One with a (D) after their name?

Say what you will about water pistols, but it takes real b@lls to hunt big game with one.

:-P

4 posted on 01/26/2006 3:18:09 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: kiriath_jearim
"IL: Rep. Linda Chapa Lavia Seeks Statewide Ban on Water Pistols, Says ISRA"

I can only wonder what kind of idiotic constituency elects people like this. If I had helped elect this certifiable nutcase, I'd keep it a deep dark secret.

5 posted on 01/26/2006 3:19:28 PM PST by davisfh
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To: Riley

"Say what you will about water pistols, but it takes real b@lls to hunt big game with one."

***
How true! I've hunted big fuzzy-wuzzies with them, and never bagged one yet. However, because I have been fuzzy-wuzzied almost to death, I gave up the sport altogether.


6 posted on 01/26/2006 3:20:58 PM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: Riley
Say what you will about water pistols, but it takes real b@lls to hunt big game with one.

Does this make WaterPiks equal to a sub machine gun?

7 posted on 01/26/2006 3:23:12 PM PST by llevrok (I don't know the difference between latter and former - and I don'r care !)
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To: kiriath_jearim
This is another problem with unrestricted admission of illegal aliens ~ they bring their cultural baggage with them, including a firm belief in the use of totalitarian forms of government.

Here we have this member of the Illinois legislature who obviously believes that the federales and other policia should have all the guns, and the people living in the favelas should be disarmed.

It's long overdue to start catching and releasing these people ON THEIR OWN SIDE OF THE BORDER.

8 posted on 01/26/2006 3:23:40 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: kiriath_jearim

*squit* *squit* *squit*

CHOMP!

(Silence returns to the Plains of the Serengeti)


9 posted on 01/26/2006 3:24:40 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: kiriath_jearim

Liberalism is indeed, a mental disorder.


10 posted on 01/26/2006 3:25:43 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Chapa Lavia?

Sounds like a gynecological disorder of some sort.

11 posted on 01/26/2006 3:27:08 PM PST by csvset
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To: llevrok
Does this make WaterPiks equal to a sub machine gun?

There's a $200.00 Federal Transfer Tax and a licensing procedure on those. Besides, they have no legitimate use for hunting. Unless your're the dental equivalent of Steve Irwin. Or something.

12 posted on 01/26/2006 3:28:13 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: kiriath_jearim
"So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Soudan; You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man; An' 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, with your 'ayrick 'ead of 'air -- You big black boundin' beggar -- for you broke a British square!"
Kipling
13 posted on 01/26/2006 3:36:28 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Are water balloons next? I have some water balloons that look like hand grenades.
14 posted on 01/26/2006 3:40:25 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Have I mentioned before how embarrassed I am to be living in this state?


15 posted on 01/26/2006 3:46:08 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: llevrok
is that a water pistol in your pocket or are you REALLY glad to see me?

Did a water pistol go off in your pocket, or are you REALLY REALLY glad to see me?
16 posted on 01/26/2006 4:34:14 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
Have I mentioned before how embarrassed I am to be living in this state?

There are a lot of us - too bad we aren't the majority.

17 posted on 01/26/2006 4:39:09 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58

Your grandbaby is adorable!!! It's really a shame that Illinois has this problem of wishing to become little Europe within the midwest but it seems like we are headed there.


18 posted on 01/26/2006 7:20:53 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl

That's it. I hereby declare everything south of Interstate 64 to be the new state of Southern Illinois. Capital: Cairo (promise, it will get better).


19 posted on 01/26/2006 7:22:33 PM PST by SalukiLawyer
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To: SalukiLawyer

Do you really want any part of East St. Louis?


20 posted on 01/26/2006 7:30:39 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: SalukiLawyer
That's it. I hereby declare everything south of Interstate 64 to be the new state of Southern Illinois. Capital: Cairo (promise, it will get better).



Actually I have already seceded from the state of Illinois to form a new state called Illinucky.
21 posted on 01/26/2006 7:43:57 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: llevrok
Does this make WaterPiks equal to a sub machine gun?

The high-capacity ones? Certainly.

22 posted on 01/26/2006 7:47:03 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: MediaMole

Well, it goes without saying that Metro East is not included :-)


23 posted on 01/26/2006 7:48:28 PM PST by SalukiLawyer
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
Actually I have already seceded from the state of Illinois to form a new state called Illinucky.

I like it!
24 posted on 01/26/2006 7:49:09 PM PST by SalukiLawyer
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To: Ladysmith

Be glad you do not live here . . .

Be very glad.


25 posted on 01/26/2006 7:51:31 PM PST by Petruchio ( ... .--. .- -.-- / .- -. -.. / -. . ..- - . .-. / .. .-.. .-.. . --. .- .-.. / .- .-.. .. . -. ...)
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To: Petruchio
Trust me, I am! LOL!

Go North, Young Man

26 posted on 01/26/2006 7:55:08 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Fight for a successful Override NOW! Support Zien's PPA/CCW bill in Wisconsin!!)
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To: Ladysmith
Young Man?

I don't feel so young . . .

27 posted on 01/26/2006 8:08:55 PM PST by Petruchio ( ... .--. .- -.-- / .- -. -.. / -. . ..- - . .-. / .. .-.. .-.. . --. .- .-.. / .- .-.. .. . -. ...)
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To: Petruchio
...err, ok!

Go North, Old Man

28 posted on 01/26/2006 8:13:48 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Fight for a successful Override NOW! Support Zien's PPA/CCW bill in Wisconsin!!)
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To: SalukiLawyer

I agree with cutting off Southern Illinois - but I'm sure that Murphysboro would be a much better capital than Cairo.


29 posted on 01/26/2006 8:19:25 PM PST by SelmaLee
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To: kiriath_jearim

I forget where I read it, it was a link on a site somewhere.. but it was the transcript of a meeting that took place in the white house while Clinton was drawing up the assault weapons ban. Some of that group mentioned this exact goal.. banning anything even remotely gun shaped or military.. going so far as to ban possession of ammo cans, BDUs and such under the guise of "Removing all violent tools and objects from society" or some such..

Sounds like thats where this lady is getting her cues from.

Sick stuff..


30 posted on 01/26/2006 8:19:57 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: eXe

Clinton also wanted to disarm our military (only 100,000 soldiers, no reservists or National Guard, and no Marine Corps) and create a large federal police force (More loyal to him). He also wanted to get rid of 95% of our nuclear weapons, and make it so Army units could not get rifles until combat.


31 posted on 01/26/2006 8:26:15 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
Your grandbaby is adorable!!!

Your great grandbaby is adorable!!!

There, I fixed that....And thank you.

By the way, it's my 85 year old mother's very first great great grand baby!

Illinois is one of the four remaining states that refuses to recognize the second amendment. I am 60 years old and hope to live long enough to see that change but with a rat controlled legislature, I'm not holding my breath.

I live in Pekin, Illinois but am in Urbana right now and trying to use a lap top. I hate this keyboard.

32 posted on 01/26/2006 8:34:49 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: kiriath_jearim
"HB4132 is so sweeping that it would go as far as to ban cap guns and water pistols..."

Ok....but what about water revolvers?

33 posted on 01/26/2006 8:36:30 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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To: SalukiLawyer
the new state of Southern Illinois. Capital: Cairo

Cairo is a democrat rat hole with aspirations to be as good as East St. Louis.

34 posted on 01/26/2006 8:37:43 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58
I live in Southern Illinois. You know the area that folks from Chicago(especially politicians)don't recognize as being part of Illinois-and I wish to God we were not. We have big city politicians trying to tell we rural folks what is best for us.
35 posted on 01/27/2006 5:23:01 AM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Graybeard58

Not after I am done with it.


36 posted on 01/27/2006 10:32:19 AM PST by SalukiLawyer
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