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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."
Any left wing big government socialist/communist sympathizer.
is that a water pistol in your pocket or are you REALLY glad to see me?
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.
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.
"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.
Does this make WaterPiks equal to a sub machine gun?
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.
*squit* *squit* *squit*
(Silence returns to the Plains of the Serengeti)
Liberalism is indeed, a mental disorder.
Sounds like a gynecological disorder of some sort.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Do you really want any part of East St. Louis?
The high-capacity ones? Certainly.
Well, it goes without saying that Metro East is not included :-)
Be glad you do not live here . . .
Be very glad.
Go North, Young Man
I don't feel so young . . .
Go North, Old Man
I agree with cutting off Southern Illinois - but I'm sure that Murphysboro would be a much better capital than Cairo.
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.
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.
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.
Ok....but what about water revolvers?
Cairo is a democrat rat hole with aspirations to be as good as East St. Louis.
Not after I am done with it.