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Quinn, Emanuel lash out at Madigan gun bill
Chicago Tribune ^ | 24 may 2013 | Ray Long, Rick Pearson and Rafael Guerrero

Posted on 05/24/2013 3:18:14 AM PDT by rellimpank

SPRINGFIELD— — Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton decried a bill to legalize concealed firearms that is backed by powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, contending it would invalidate strict local gun laws like Chicago's ban on assault weapons.

That opposition, however, didn't stop Madigan from advancing the bill Thursday, demonstrating that after months of negotiations, the time for talking was over. Predicting it would pass the House, Madigan has indicated that a vote on the measure could come as early as Friday.

The odd tensions among the four top Chicago Democrats who run state and city government are exacerbated by twin deadlines: the legislature's own scheduled May 31 adjournment date and a June 9 date set by a federal appeals court for Illinois to come up with a concealed carry law after it struck down the nation's only state ban on possessing firearms in public.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; rkba; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 05/24/2013 3:18:14 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton: “Hey, we own this state; how dare you pretend to be free citizens!”


2 posted on 05/24/2013 3:23:56 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: rellimpank

The right to carry a firearm is a basic civil right. About frigging time.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 4:39:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rellimpank

Dan Jiggetts banning sale high-capacity mags VIDEO Myfoxchicago.com

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=8915421&autostart=true


4 posted on 05/24/2013 8:29:27 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: rellimpank

There needs to be a special place for people that hate our constitution.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 9:15:25 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA

There used to be such a place. It was called a “gallows”.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 9:18:32 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: rellimpank

The best thing that could happen is for this Bill to die. That being said, it’s not the worst one of the bunch.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 9:19:27 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: rellimpank

It is actually a terrible Bill, but it is a camel’s nose under the tent . . .


8 posted on 05/24/2013 9:19:40 AM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Red in Blue PA; rellimpank

9 posted on 05/25/2013 9:19:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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