Warning!! Statewide Firearm Ban Moves Forward in IL!

Warning! Action Needed - Statewide Firearm Ban Moves Forward in IL!


Statewide Firearm Ban Moves Forward in IL!


Legislation Advances to Senate Floor for Debate and Possible Vote Thursday!

HB 815 amendment 1& 2  and HB1263 amendments 5 & 6  were approved along party lines (Democrats supporting, Republicans opposing) and passed out of the Senate Public Health Committee last night. Both bills now proceed to the full Senate for a floor debate and vote, possibly as soon as today.

If passed the bills would ban most all semi-auto handguns, rifles, and shotguns as well as pump rifle and shotguns.  The proposed legislation would also close down most shooting ranges and clubs that are open to the public or conduct events open to the public. Included in the legislation is a ban on ammunition magazines with a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds, a requirement to register all guns and magazines with the Illinois State Police.

We cannot allow Chicago politicians to spread Chicago's disregard for the Second Amendment and their outrageous treatment of law abiding gun owners to the rest of the state.

Call your IL State Senator NOW and urge him/her to vote no on HB 815 and HB 1263!  Call Senate President John Cullerton and let him know you do not appreciate Chicago-style gun and range bans being forced on the rest of the state! Be polite but firm!

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Ralph January 10, 2013 at 06:10 PM
New Lenox Mom January 10, 2013 at 06:15 PM
I have to ask this question, although I will probably regret it. gun nuts claim that it is "criminals" that kill people and it isn't the gun. Responsible people don't kill with guns. So here is my question, for all the legally owned guns that have caused death just in the last month, was the person pulling the trigger a criminal before or after causing the death? This would include the 84 yr old granny in TX last week who got into an argument with 2 men, pulled out her LEGALLY owned concealed carry gun and shot both of them, killing one. This would also include the 6 six children aged between 2 years and 16 years all shot to death "accidentaly" by a legally owned gun in the home, where the child got ahold of the gun and it went off killing either themself or another child within distance. Are the people who owned these weapons and left them where a child could get at them, criminals before or after the child was killed? You all keep trying to make the ridiculous argument that guns are somehow only used by criminals, however the facts tell a different story. Let's just think about Christopher Vaughn, his gun was legal, he had no criminal history prior to slaughtering his wife and kids, yet there you have it 4 dead people including 3 children. He is a convicted killer now, but what was he before, when he got the permit??? As someone else mentioned here, it is all about the fear...NRA preached and all of you bow down! Stop acting like Alex Jones!
BUTCH January 10, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Thanks Ralph, it has been this way since the industrial revolution, the big 3 immigrants (Irish-Italian and jews) in the ghettos or neighborhoods of the big cities were always at the top of the killed and killer lists everyone forgets why they love the Sopranos or the Godfather Trilogy and Jimmy Cagney in his day etc. The dispicable bought and sold Demopubs do not want to address real poverty reasons and the lack of opportunity lousy schools and jobs instead concentrate on hot button charlatan religion subjects and now guns because they have to address mental health, the wars for drugs, terror and Jews, energy and climate change like it or not we cannot solve guns or any of them without the rest being in the mix, do eliminate and not discuss all of it is pi#**ng into the wind.
SonofJohn January 10, 2013 at 07:05 PM
I'll answer, Mom there are no guarantees in life. You could walk out your door get in your car and be killed this afternoon in a driving accident. We are a society based on freedom of choice and liberty to decide our own paths in life. We have thousands of laws on the books that cover all aspects of life for the benefit of the society at large, these laws are a general guideline for actions set forth by people. That said, Mom, we also have laws that limit government, you know them right? The Bill of "RIGHTS": the Constitution of the United States, Amendments and case law. One of which is the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. I wont go into the history you should know it, right? The bottom line. Mom ,your RIGHTS stop where mine begin. You have no more right keeping me from my weapons than I have keep you from getting in that car you own and driving to your death. understand?
RB January 10, 2013 at 07:11 PM
The smorgasbord of reasons for greater gun control is really filling up today.
SonofJohn January 10, 2013 at 07:20 PM
RB 1:11 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013 The smorgasbord of reasons for greater gun control is really filling up today. ------- Question RB, where do your right come from?
Ernie Knight January 10, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Russ, In case you didn't grasp the logic. There is a difference between a weapon being effective for military use (causing battlefield casualties rather than immediate death), and a weapon being "devastating" and inappropriate for civilian use. The fact is no ballistics expert is going to agree that the .223 is "devastating".
Ernie Knight January 10, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Tim, Taking the counter-argument is just smart. I have a problem with you calling our dedicated service people murderers. But then you're the one that thinks bias is desirable. And of course you are the expert on sarin, you just can't spell it.
RB January 10, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Son, I will try to answer. My right comes from my brain? My arm? Genetics? How did you know I'm right handed? That's remarkable. Do you consider disambiguation all the time? Scientist really don't know for certain, so I guess I don't either. Now, just guessing but I'm betting your right comes from.....Fox News!
SonofJohn January 10, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Rb thanks for another side stepping answer, your trainers would be proud of you. You seem to be a typical socialist/left wing sycophant. Are they paying you enough? Now answer the question . Where do "your rights at law come from"?
RB January 10, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Sycophant? You flatter yourself. Looks like another progressive is not side stepping the issue.... Mayor Rahm Emanuel today indicated he will put forward his own city gun control ordinance in the next few days after state lawmakers did not reach agreement on the divisive issue.
New Lenox Mom January 10, 2013 at 08:35 PM
For those still attempting to claim that Hitler took away all guns so it was easier for him, please stop spreading the BS, it isn't true, has never been true and will never be true! No such thing ever happened, and in fact he loosened gun restrictions, making it easier to own them and lowered the age in which people could own them. really stupid people gave a mad man a little bit of power which he was quickly able to use to his advantage. Using Hitler to justify why you crazies need to own guns only suggests you need a mental health checkup! http://propagandaprofessor.net/2011/09/26/the-myth-of-hitlers-gun-ban/
McCloud January 10, 2013 at 08:38 PM
If at first a law does not succeed pass another one and name it something cool. These gun laws/debate have been going on for 50 years, none of them work. Liberal ideas have been around for 50 years, and none of them work.
Chronicles of Bob January 10, 2013 at 08:46 PM
John, its not that only about 1 in a thousand care.... thats the ratio of dumb ass, right wing, hillbilly to normal .. the good news is that your constant nonsense is quite entertaining ...
Edward Andrysiak January 10, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Tim...certain of the Luger was capable of attaching to a stock and fireing as a full automatic/machine gun. After the war some vets brought home "trophies" and if it was a machine gun you had to register it with the Feds, either at that moment in time or at a later date. I do recall, like it was yesterday, when a knock on the door was from a federal agent who confiscated the firearm.......they eventually returned it but modified so as not to be capable of the full auto mode. If you think Obama will return anything in a firearm they confiscate...you are wrong! I'm working on my bow and arrow skills...just in case. But then, they lock the doors at the home so old folks don't escape and wander and no one can get in either. Except for drooling in our crotch, we will be pretty safe.
Chronicles of Bob January 10, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Wow, shocking.... another idiot joins the room... why have any laws?
John January 10, 2013 at 08:50 PM
I'd just like to comment on the statement "Responsible people don't kill with guns." Yes, they do, all the time. They do while protecting themselves and their families and it happens just about every day of the year. You just don't hear about it because certain groups don't want you to know that guns can be used to stop bad people. Now, do some people abuse the rights they have? Yes. Do we hold them accountable under the law? Yes (well, we should, but often the answer is 'no'). So, Mom, for every case you sited in your post, I could site hundreds more where legal guns were used legally and more death and injury were stopped. And that would just be in the US, I'm not included other parts of the world. Honestly, what bothers me more is that we have illegal drivers, drunk drivers, sleepy drivers, inexperienced drivers, and plain inattentive (i.e. texting on phone - which I see people doing every day) drivers putting MORE people at risk and doing it MORE often than guns. If people were really interested in protecting others from harm, those efforts might have better results being put into electing officials and judges that would be serious about letting those people drive. Unlike the right to bear arms, a right given to us in the constitution, driving is merely a privilege and not guaranteed to anyone.
Edward Andrysiak January 10, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Why dosen't Rahm save the tax payers money and fire his gun carrying body guards???????? And, you can be sure he will keep body guards for ten years after he voted out...Daley wanted to keep his drivers as well. It never ends!
SonofJohn January 10, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Your intellect is showing CB, is that all you got? You and RB are cut from the same cloth.
McCloud January 10, 2013 at 09:01 PM
A smorgasbord of self proclaimed intellects with all the answers on how to control the ones beneath.
Tired of the B.S. January 10, 2013 at 09:02 PM
RB whether you have a brain or not is now the question. You should really know the meaning of words before you try to impress people by using one with more than two syllables. The word disambiguation has nothing to do with which hand is more dominant as you seem to think. Disambiguation is required whenever, for a given word or phrase, there is more than one existing meaning. Here is an example for you: Right can mean a direction as in, turn right at the light. Right can mean the ability to act without the permission of others as in, I have the right to bear arms. Right can mean correct as in, RB is usually wrong and seldom right. Disambiguation would help these words not be ambiguous and therefore, the meaning of the writer would be clear.
SonofJohn January 10, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the nation, but it has the highest amount of gun violence in the nation. Even if all of the nation adopted those laws, our government does not have control of the southern border, and as a result guns flow freely across in either direction. Neither this administration nor the last has made securing it a priority. Laws cannot stop the availability of guns, regardless of how people in U.S. purchase them now. Ram Emanuel another leftist liberal that continues the tradition of leftist power in Chicago. The only reason he is mayor is because of the low level intellect of the voting population in Chicago,and the Chicago machine that has been embedded in politics for many years. He will fail the 2nd still stands . Progressive what a laugh you mean communist progressive, anti American progressive, anti Constitutional progressive. Answer my question, "where do your rights at law come from RB."
McCloud January 10, 2013 at 09:08 PM
smorgasbord, did that one replace gravitas?
New Lenox Mom January 10, 2013 at 09:19 PM
SonofJohn or mr conspiracy where exactly did i say you should be kept from your guns? It is a real shame though that you crazies who throw around the 2nd amendment attempt to define it in a manner suitable to your version of what it should mean. I wouldn't begin to want to keep you from your weapons, but please share your real name so when you perish by your own weapon, we can all say...remember when! And for the record your RIGHTS end when the RIGHTS of children to grow up begin! Just like Alex Jones and Ted Nugent, you are yet another poster boy for much stricter regulation and mandatory mental health exams in order to get a FOID.
New Lenox Mom January 10, 2013 at 09:20 PM
No kidding!!!
Tired of the B.S. January 10, 2013 at 09:21 PM
New Lenox Mom, You are wrong. Stop spreading the BS that you are trying to spread. In 1938, Hitler did take away guns, but only from the Jews and others that he considered enemies of the state. Maybe you should read a little more before you try to sound so smart. By the way, how did that disarming of all Jews work out for them?
RB January 10, 2013 at 09:26 PM
BS- right wing- right coming from Fox News. That lesson of yours was a little unneeded. Mac, when Britain got rid of guns the crime rate of murder by gun dropped to like 40 a year. We murder over 10,000 and a similar number kill themselves and 100,000 get hit with a bullet each year. The murderer in Tucson was stopped when he had to reload the 34th bullet. What if he had stopped to reload at the 11 th? We don't need AK-47's and high capacity magazines and armour piercing bullets to protect our homes or hunt deer. For once, the outrage is going to overcome the NRA money and we'll get some changes. Son, I don't have to tell you anything about my rights or my ancestors who fought and died defending them.
McCloud January 10, 2013 at 09:33 PM
You keep assuming your law takes these things out of criminal hands, why stop yourself short, outlaw Cancer while you are at it.
Ernie Knight January 10, 2013 at 09:37 PM
RB, You're confused. Armor piercing ammo has not been available to civilians for a long time. Already illegal. Lets see those stats showing 40 firearm homicides in England and 10,000 here. Fascinated to see your source. By the way you weren't talking about the English gun ban before WWII, that resulted in the US and NRA sending thousands of guns to defend England from the Germans, were you?
Lauren Williamson (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Thanks to everyone who commented and to Tom Koz for submitting the blog post in the first place. We're closing this comment thread.


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