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Gun enthusiasts ready to fight assault weapons bans
Chicago Tribune ^ | 18 june 2013 | John P. Huston

Posted on 06/18/2013 3:24:24 AM PDT by rellimpank

A move by several municipal governments to consider banning assault weapons has come to Lake County, and gun owners are preparing for a struggle.

The first arena will be village board and City Council chambers across the region, as firearms owners plan to speak publicly in opposition of local bans. If that doesn't work, the next venue likely will be the courtroom, according to Mike Weisman, second vice president for the Illinois State Rifle Association.

"There is litigation around the country on ordinances like this, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more," Weisman said.

A state law allowing gun owners to carry their handguns awaits Gov. Quinn's signature, but it also starts the clock ticking for home-rule municipalities with regard to larger firearms, commonly referred to as "assault weapons."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


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

1 posted on 06/18/2013 3:24:24 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

“it also starts the clock ticking for home-rule municipalities with regard to larger firearms, commonly referred to as “assault weapons.””

The trib playing fast and loose with the english language. Throw in some deception, improper definitions, and you have a “story”.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 3:40:23 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

Ahh, for the day when this newspaper and others like it (which would be all of them) go out of business.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 3:43:06 AM PDT by OldPossum
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Gun enthusiasts ready to fight assault weapons bans

so you have to be a "gun enthusiast" to want to fight tyranny?

4 posted on 06/18/2013 4:05:22 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: rellimpank

Molan Labe MF’ers!

LLS


5 posted on 06/18/2013 4:27:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: rellimpank

If Illinois is a home rule state, citizens likely have the power of recall. Sign recall petitions and throw these commies out of office. Where I lived, we recalled dozens of commies and thieves from local governments. We fired police chiefs and tossed a half-dozen politicians and bureaucrats into state prison.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 4:28:44 AM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: rellimpank
If people who believe in the Second Amendment are "gun enthusiasts," I guess that makes people who support Roe v. Wade "abortion enthusiasts."

I am going to use that phrase from now on:

ABORTION ENTHUSIASTS.

Pass it on.

7 posted on 06/18/2013 5:14:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (People with religious faith in government are far crazier than people with religious faith in God.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

ABORTION ENTHUSIASTS.

I like it, now to think up a sentence useing ABORTION ENTHUSIASTS and WELFARE BROOD MARES in the same sentence.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 5:29:51 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: rellimpank

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


9 posted on 06/18/2013 11:45:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: rellimpank

BTTT!


10 posted on 06/20/2013 8:06:49 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: wita; rellimpank
Why not contact Mr. Huston and invite him out to a gun range? At the very least, you could send a polite letter to him explaining the difference, how ‘assault weapon’ is intentionally misleading and invented by Josh Sugarman for that purpose, and offer yourself as an expert on the subject who he can contact in future so as to avoid this embarrassing error.
11 posted on 06/21/2013 9:27:31 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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