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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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 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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