Skip to comments.Governor Quinn violates U.S. and Illinois constitutions simultaneously
Posted on 08/02/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT by marktwain
On Tuesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sent S. 681--a heretofore utterly uncontroversial, modestly pro-gun bill that had passed with overwhelming bipartisan support--back to the General Assembly with an "amendatory veto." The amendatory veto process is a power granted to Illinois governors allowing them to make changes to bills that have passed. If a simple majority in each chamber accepts the governor's changes, the altered bill becomes law. If three fifths of each chamber (36 of the state's 59 senators, and 71 of the 118 representatives) vote to override the veto, the original bill becomes law. If neither happens, the bill is dead.
S. 681, as passed by the Illinois legislature, simply provided a much needed improvement to Illinois ammunition laws, by permitting ammunition vendors in Illinois to ship ammo to customers within the state. The customer would have to provide a copy of his Firearm Owners ID (FOID) card, just as with any other ammunition purchase in Illinois. Currently, Illinois residents can order ammunition by mail, but only from out of state. This minor change to the law would obviously do nothing to increase "gun violence," but would help keep Illinois money in Illinois, and help out some businesses in the state. Given the state's economy, that sounds pretty good.
The Illinois legislature must have thought so, too, because the bill passed very easily, with 47 of the state's 59 senators voting for it (27 of them Democrats, some of whom are rabidly anti-gun), and 89 of the state's 118 representatives also supporting it (35 Democrats, and again, some of whom are virulently anti-gun).
So how does Governor Quinn propose to "improve" the bill? By gutting it, and turning it into a ban of so-called "assault weapons," magazines with a capacity of 11 or more rounds, and .50 caliber rifles
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It is only through the active support of the MSM that they remain in office.
Sorry about the double post!! :)
It would appear that Quinn id not amend the bill, he rewrote it.
Good luck with that potentially illegal maneuver. Go read the article for the details.
Until the GOP side of the combine is either thrown out of office or gets a massive testosterone injection nothing will happen.
hey, he is only trying to make illinois as safe as chicago.
One would never know it from listening to the media but Chicago’s murder rate is lower than it has been for 40 or 50 yrs. Most of the City is quite safe since most of the murders occur in gang-infested ghetto areas.
My neighborhood is as safe as yours.