Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Damn, I thought the fight would start here in Kalifornia!

“The ISRA has learned from a credible source that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton [above] will introduce a so called ‘assault weapons’ ban on Wednesday when the legislature returns for its ‘lame duck’ session. Cullerton hopes to ramrod the bill through and get it to Governor Quinn for signature by Friday. If he is successful at doing so, nearly every gun you currently own will be banned and will be subject to confiscation by the Illinois State Police . . .

“Based on what we know about Cullerton’s bill, firearms that would be banned include all semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Pump action shotguns would be banned as well. This would be a very comprehensive ban that would include not only so-called ‘assault weapons’ but also such classics as M1 Garands and 1911-based pistols. There would be no exemptions and no grandfathering. You would have a very short window to turn in your guns to the State Police to avoid prosecution.”
TTAG’s sources tell us there will be two bills: one for semi-automatic rifles, lever guns, shotguns and handguns with certain features (e.g., threaded barrels); and one for ammunition magazine capacity.
Mags would be limited to 10 rounds and owners of existing magazines holding more than 10 rounds would have to register them with the state police.
One [non-ISRA] gun guy on the front lines in the Land of Lincoln tells TTAG that the odds of the bills going through are 50 – 50. He advises gun owners both in and out of state to call Senate President Cullerton at 217 782 2000 and/or find another legislator to pester at
“If gun owners around the country melt the phone lines in the next three days we can push this thing back . . . that would be a tremendous morale boost ahead of federal legislation.”

Thanks to WiscoDave for passing this along.


Anonymous said...

Alright Illinois, time to start this party. -55six

Wrench said...

Another idea would be to start calling the state police barracks and National Guard hq's to start to ask them some poinient questions about how they will handle confiscations knowing they will be tramping on the 2nd of peaceful citizens and bear the brunt of unwise legislation while supporting tyranny. Just thinking outside the box.

Anonymous said...

NICS system is totally down in NJ -- no guns can be bought or transferred at this time.
We are gearing up for a big fight here in Delaware -- O'Biteme's son is the AG and looking to make a name for himself.

Chris Mallory said...

I live across the river from Illinois. It is a hellhole and always has been. The Illinois State Police will go whole hog in supporting these bills/laws. Stay out of Illinois when ever you can.

Anonymous said...

I am just south of there - cirio has a anti G man history hope they keep it up!

Corey said...

I live in southern Illinois and most of the state cops will go along with this. If they're dumb enough to try they're dumb enough to get shot

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, Ex Post Facto, would violate the US Constitution.

Ex post facto laws are expressly forbidden by the United States Constitution in Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3.

Like the Peoples Republic Of Illinois would give a shit, it would be tied up in court for ever, and meanwhile out at the ranch WACO II

Phssthpok said...

You seem like a man for whom 'honor' is serious business.

In that light, I'd like to give you a heads up, and point you here:

Robert Farago is *not* an honorable man, and his presence in the gun-blog-o-sphere clouds the pro-rights crowd's image and does no favors.

There are other sources for the same information that are not run by intellectual property thieves.

wirecutter said...

Just passing along what others send me. Had I gotten a different source I would've posted that.
I don't visit that website, I think I've been on it twice and both times the links were sent to me.