Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Call now. Call right now.(IL)
Posted on 01/02/2013 9:20:07 AM PST by marktwain
And call again in a few hours. Melt the phone lines. Do it now.
Its a very dynamic time in the Illinois General Assembly and the dynamic is swinging against gun owners rights. This is why you MUST call right now on these new bills which would ban modern firearms, magazines and regulate shooting ranges out of existence. The NRAs point-man in Springfield, Todd Vandermyde says it may be as high as a 50-50 chance that one or more of these anti-gun bills may be rammed through.
Senator John Cullerton, the president of the Illinois Senate, feels the time is right for a comprehensive gun ban here in Illinois. This would include all semi-automatic firearms and pump action rifles and shotguns.
This is a turn them in or go to jail bill. Theres no grandfathering or exemptions. Everything from Americas favorite rifle down to your deer-slug Remington 870 would be banned. Your Colt 1911 would be banned, too.
Repeating: ALL SEMI-AUTOS would be banned. As would pump action rifles and shotguns.
Also, as we mentioned, the dynamic is changing rapidly.
Anti-gun forces are tossing everything and the kitchen sink into these proposals which will be slipped into an existing shell bill and rammed through, potentially in the dead of night just as Illinois passed the 67% income tax increase in the last few hours of the previous session.
Among the other proposals being floated, according to Vandermyde:
* Any range open to the public would have to be run by a federally licensed firearm dealer and they would be licensed and regulated ad nauseum by the Illinois State Police. Also, the range would be open ONLY to club members, period.
* A separate magazine ban bill is also being floated which would ban all mags over 10 rounds. Rumor has it this is the true goal as Chicago Democrats spread out the gun defense as thin as possible with this talk of banning all modern firearms.
* Repeal of the FOID Act provision which allows non-FOID holders to attend firearm training in Illinois.
Dont get angry. Do something.
Call your state representative and senator to express your displeasure with these proposals. Tell them: * No GUN BANS. * No new gun laws. * No magazine bans.
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Gun owners nationwide are encouraged to call Cullertons offices, particularly the one in Springfield: (217) 782-2728
His Chicago office number: 773-883-0770
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Unfortunately, owners in Illinois are registered themselves thanks to the FOID card. That means you can’t really just ignore the law and go underground. The state government has your number so to speak and will visit each household or they’ll try.
Quinn tried something like this already and got his head handed to him in both houses. I don’t see how their odds can have improved any.
That said, vigilance is the price of liberty.
Even if they lost this attempt again, does not make me feel any better. The fact that they even TRY is infuriating.
Something is going to POP in this country, and SOON...
be sure to ask when Senator Trotter’s trial is, too.
Frankly, I see CA and IL as canary’s in the liberal coal mine. The more liberal they go, the better. The lesson will be more well learned when they fail, which they are already doing.
In Kentucky we can buy guns via our own local version of CL. Seriously. Price is right and only one shooting death in a “home transaction” in recent memory, and no charges were filed against the shooter (seller). Another reason I like Kentucky better than my longtime hometown of Seattle.
Or chicago or California, both of which are my main “out of state” stomping grounds.
Those that don’t like IL can do what I did. Move. It’s a Revelation 18:4 sort of thing.
>The lesson will be more well learned when they fail, which they are already doing.<
And many of their citizens are fleeing these states and spreading their deadly virus of liberalism in their new homes.