Skip to comments.North Cook County Conservatives Meet to Discuss Gun Laws (my title)
Posted on 04/29/2002 6:14:32 AM PDT by TheRightGuy
Subject: NCCC Meeting May 1
The Northern Cook County Conservation Coalition (formerly the ISRA
Northern Cook County Grassroots organization) will hold it's monthly
meeting on May1, 2002.
Our guest speaker will be Claudia Levin, who with her husband owns
and manages Maxon's Shooting Sports in Des Plaines. Claudia gave an
excellent presentation at the recent City Council meeting in Des
Plaines, resulting in a 7 to 1 vote against a Daley-sponsored gun
grab ordinance. Claudia will talk to us about the trials and
tribulations of being a responsible gun shop owner in Cook County,
talk about what goes into running a gun shop, and answer any
questions we may have. This will be a good meeting, so tell your
We'll be starting at 7PM Wednesday, May 1st at the Republican offices
at 4135 West Main Street, Skokie. See you all there.
CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS WARNED ABOUT POSSIBLE GUN SWEEPS
CONTACT: Richard Pearson, Illinois State Rifle Association, (815) 635-3198
CHICAGO - April 29, 2002 - - The following was released today by the
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):
The ISRA is warning employees of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) that
the department's Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit may soon swoop
down on their homes.
The warning comes after the release of CPD Notice 02-18, which directs CPD
employees to dispose of many of their personally owned firearms by May 1,
2002 or face the consequences.
Firearms subject to the disposal order include a previously published list
of so-called "assault weapons" as well as many of the rifles typically used
to hunt deer and other game in the state.
Issuance of CPD Notice 02-18 comes in the midst of a stepped-up effort by
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to impose his personal gun control plan on a
statewide basis. Earlier this year, Daley blasted the Illinois General
Assembly for twice rejecting his extremist gun control package - pledging to
sidestep the legislature by using his local political muscle to institute
the package in one village at a time. Daley's first attempt at doing so
failed miserably on April 15th when the Des Plaines (IL) City Council
rejected a gun control ordinance introduced by Daley ally Alderman Don Smith
by a 7-1 margin.
The approaching May 1 gun disposal deadline is especially ominous in light
of questionable tactics being employed by the CAGE unit. The unit was
formed specifically to support Mayor Daley's efforts to run suburban gun
shops out of business and to create an illegal registration database of
law-abiding Illinois gun owners.
After several months of keeping tabs on the CAGE unit, the ISRA has come
into information on tactics that should send a shiver down the spine of any
freedom-loving American. Among such tactics are attempts to entrap gun shop
clerks into making illegal gun sales; inspecting and copying gun shop sales
records for households where more than one person holds an Illinois FOID
card and; visiting the homes of law-abiding gun owners and demanding to
inventory their firearm collections without benefit of a court order.
In light of the disposal order, Chicago police officers should be especially
concerned about the CAGE unit's tactics. The ISRA is aware of the case of a
Cook County Sheriff's officer who was questioned by the CAGE unit about a
used gun he legally transferred to a gun shop more than ten years ago.
Although the officer made every attempt to comply with the CAGE unit's
inquiry, the investigations team threatened the officer with the loss of his
job and pension. Despite having complied fully with the CAGE team, he found
himself on suspension.
The ISRA suspects strongly that the CAGE unit has been gathering information
on the gun buying habits of fellow CPD officers and that, after May 1,
officers who may have owned any of the firearms on the disposal list should
expect to undergo questioning by the CAGE unit.
"My advice to any CPD officer who has ever owned a gun on the disposal list
is to get a lawyer - a good one," commented ISRA president Richard Pearson.
"You may show up for roll call later this week just to find yourself on
indefinite suspension. Or, you may get a frantic phone call from your wife
or kids telling you that there are a half dozen big burly guys wanting to
come in and look at your gun collection. In any case, Mayor Daley plans to
make you pay for not sharing his views on gun control. I wish you luck,
you're going to need it."
Is that your final answer?
This man is either very, very stupid, or he is so powerful he has NOTHING to fear from ANYone.
That's what ISRA says, he wants their personal stash.
Perhaps they could have a shoot-off? ;^)
THAT is why I only refer to him as King Richie II.
I, Terry G. Hillard, Superintendent of Police of the Chicago Police Department, hereby promulgate the following regulations pursuant to Section 8-20-030(h)(3) of the Municipal Code of Chicago: Section 1.(a) In addition to the weapons defined as assault weapons in Section 8-20-030 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, the following weapons are defined as assault weapons because the design or operation of the weapons is inappropriate for lawful use: i. any of the firearms, or types, replicas, or duplicates in any caliber of the firearms known as: (1) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models); (2) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil; (3) Beretta AR-70 (SC-70); (4) Colt AR-15; (5) Fabrique Nationale FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC; (6) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, and M-12; (7) Steyr AUG; (8) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC-DC9, and TEC-22; and (9) any shotgun which contains its ammunition in a revolving cylinder, such as (but not limited to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12; (10) any firearm having a caliber of .50 or greater; ii. a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has [one or more of the following]: (1) a folding or telescoping stock; (2) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; (3) a bayonet mount; (4) a flash suppressor or barrel having a threaded muzzle; or (5) a grenade launcher; iii. a semi-automatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has [one or more of the following]: (1) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip; (2) a barrel having a threaded muzzle; (3) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles the barrel, and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned; (4) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded; and (5) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; iv. a semiautomatic shotgun that has [one or more of the following]: (1) a folding or telescoping stock; (2) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; (3) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; or (4) an ability to accept a detachable magazine. (b) Except as otherwise may be required by Section 8-20-030 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, "assault weapon" does not include: i. any firearm that; (1) is manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; (2) has been made permanently inoperable; or ii. any semiautomatic rifle that cannot accept a detachable magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammunition; or iii. any semiautomatic shotgun that cannot hold more than five rounds of ammunition in a fixed or detachable magazine. Section 2. These regulations take effect May 01, 2002. Promulgated This 18 day of March, 2002 Terry G. Hillard Superintendent of Police
Will not be able to make it...
Do you suppose this would qualify?
(1) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
So all 9MM pistols... Looks like it only misses revolvers.
Good to see theyre finally banning blackpowder weapons as well as single shot TC Contenders and Encores in all calibers.
I feel safer already.
I thought that any firearm with a cartridge of .50 or greater caliber was classified as a destructive device, which is a BAFT no-no. Specifically, I remember one of the BAFT charges against the Branch Davidians was that they had a Boys British anti-tank rifle, which exceeded the caliber of the legal 50 BMG, and was an unlicensed destructive device.
It is a shame that people get so hungup on firearms as evil creatures with lives of their own, that they don't view them as just chunks of metal and hold those that use, or abuse them responsible for their own actions. Oh course to be a good democrat, one must believe in victimhood. It was the gun that caused the crime, not the criminal.
a semi-automatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine
A glock has a detachable magazine and would therefore be illegal. The use of the word 'and' in the sentence also disallows those with detachable magazines outside of the pistol grip. Nowhere is it stated that pistols that have magazines in the pistol grip are "ok".