Skip to comments.HUGE WIN: IL Gov. Quinn’s gun ban bill DEFEATED by 2/3rds vote
Posted on 12/05/2012 6:08:09 AM PST by marktwain
Americas least favorite governor, Illinois Governor Pat Clueless Quinn, was unceremoniously slapped by the Illinois House of Representatives in his attempt to saddle Illinois residents with the nations strictest ban on Americas favorite rifle, the AR-15, and hundreds of other similar, best-selling guns that Illinoisans use for personal defense, hunting and recreational shooting.
Not only did they reject his bill, they voted it down by an over 2/3rds majority, 78-28, after Quinns political grandstanding amendatory veto was over-ridden last week in the Senate.
The vote restored and passed into law the original language, which allowed Illinois Firearm Identification Cardholders to mail order ammunition from retailers elsewhere in Illinois.
Americas favorite rifle is safe in Illinois for the time being from the nations least popular governor, Clueless Pat Quinn (25% approval rating), and his merry band of gun hating allies in the Illinois General Assembly.
Those who voted NO on the over-ride:
Some legislators, including the local Champaign County Representative Naomi Jakobbson, voted to keep the amendatory veto, which in reality allowed the terribly unpopular governor to hijack a popular, common-sense bill into that enjoyed wide, bi-partisan support in both chambers of the legislature, and to turn it into a bill to advance an unpopular agenda, killing tens if not hundreds of thousands of jobs in Illinois at the same time.
Not a lot of folks realize it, but Illinois is the nations capital when it comes to manufacturing the nations favorite rifle, the AR-15, with a dozen or more companies manufacturing the gun in Illinois.
Guns Save Life is encouraging gun owners to look at the over-ride vote roll call and call any legislators who voted no and ask them to return your message with the answer to a simple question: What other of the Governors priorities do you feel he should be able to advance without the approval of the Illinois General Assembly as he tried to do with SB-681?
It’s going to be a tough four years, because the Democrats are very clear that gun control is now a major issue for them at the local, state and national level.
So there will be heavily funded targeted attacks to establish it anywhere they can. There are 19 Democrat controlled state legislatures, and 14 states where the Democrats control the legislature and the governor.
This is why this defeat in Illinois is particularly striking, because it is a totally Democrat controlled state.
Colorado is next, as it will be totally Democrat controlled with their new legislature, and already many gun control groups are pouring in money and working with the governor to ram through at least four gun control laws.
But if pro gun groups can slap down the Colorado effort, it will be a huge kick in the shorts to the gun controllers.