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Obamaís DOJ Puts Chicago Anti-Gun Agenda Above IL Residentís Constitutional Rights
Ammoland ^ | 23 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA

Posted on 05/24/2012 8:37:14 AM PDT by marktwain

Charlotte, NC --( The Illinois State Police are pushing legislation that could have a severe, negative impact on gun rights in Illinois.

Senate Bill 1034, which was introduced as an anti-drug bill, was recently amended by the state House of Representatives to cover Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards.

This issue surfaced due to the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ), which has allegedly threatened to shut down Illinois State Police access to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS if numerous changes to Illinois law are not implemented. The ISP are the point of contact for NICS checks, so whenever a Federal Firearms Licensee wishes to sell a firearm in Illinois, he must contact the ISP, who then contact NICS to ensure the person who wishes to purchase the firearm is not prohibited from doing so. If the DOJ decides to shut down ISP access to NICS because the state does not capitulate to DOJ’s legislative demands, then FFLs would be unable to comply with state law and would be out of the business of selling firearms for as long as NICS is not operational in Illinois. This negative impact to your constitutional rights and the economy, should such steps be taken, appears to be of little concern to the Obama Administration.

The problems with SB 1034 are numerous, and include unacceptable requirements that Social Security numbers be included with FOID card applications, overly broad expansion of the classes of people prohibited from purchasing a firearm, unclear residency requirements for lawful gun owners who move to Illinois, and potentially unconstitutional restrictions on individuals who object to providing a photograph for the FOID Card application due to religious reasons. These are just some of the flaws contained in SB 1034.

NRA-ILA Contact The NRA strongly opposes SB 1034, and we urge all law-abiding gun owners in Illinois to contact their state Representative and senator IMMEDIATELY to urge them to oppose this legislation. Contact information for your state legislators can be found by clicking here. Ribbon-Line

While this bill has some useful provisions, there is far more contained within that is completely unnecessary, unwarranted, and possibly unconstitutional. The ISP have been unwilling to accept NRA’s input to help fix the bill, so our only recourse at this time is to work with lawmakers to fix the problems or defeat this bill. At this time, SB 1034 is moving quickly, and must be stopped NOW.


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012; banglist; constitution; democrats; doj; fubo; fudoj; fueh; govtabuse; guncontrol; holder; il; illinois; nazistate; obama; policestate; rapeofliberty; sb1034; tyranny; waronliberty
Illinois is in favor of the Constitution in most of the state, but the Daley polical machine still controls the polls in Chicago.
1 posted on 05/24/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Illinois Constitution


Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Couple of notes

- not sure why the legislature can even pass this law.
- Right to arms is Section 22. it's behind crime victims rights; no discrimination based on blah,blah,blah; individual dignity.

We are so screwed in illinois.
2 posted on 05/24/2012 8:56:36 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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Here is something I can't figure: why is disarming law-abiding Illinois citizens so central to Obama & Holder's plans? Why Illinois? Why Chicago? Is it that they plan to consolidate power there when Obama loses?

I don't get it.

3 posted on 05/24/2012 9:27:56 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Here is something I can't figure: why is disarming law-abiding Illinois citizens so central to Obama & Holder's plans? Why Illinois? Why Chicago?

It will be the gun-control model imposed upon all other states, just as Massachusetts' RomneyCare was used as the model to impose government-run healthcare on the rest of the country.

4 posted on 05/24/2012 11:16:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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