Illinois Anti-Gun Legislation


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wep45
March 6, 2010, 01:21 PM
Update on Pending Anti-Gun Legislation in the Land of Lincoln

Friday, March 05, 2010

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!

A handful of anti-gun bills continue to pose threats to law-abiding gun owners in Illinois.

House Bill 6123 remains in the House Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee, but could be taken up next week. This bill, introduced by anti-gun State Representative Harry Osterman (D-14), seeks to create a confusing new felony offense for “knowingly” supplying a “street gang member” with a firearm. A “street gang member” is vaguely defined in the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, and this new legislation is undoubtedly intended to capitalize on the fears the general public has for words like “street gang” and “terrorism.”

The language contained in HB6123 is also incorporated into Senate Senate Bill 3632 and Senate Bill 3709 by State Senator Dan Kotowski (D-33), and they also may get a push next week. Senator Kotowski’s bills go even further than Representative Osterman’s, though, as they would also outlaw most private transfers of handguns, requiring they be processed through a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL). Both SB3632 and SB3709 had been assigned to the Senate Criminal Law Committee, but have been reassigned to the Senate Public Health Subcommittee on Special Issues.

Representative Osterman also has House Bill 5480, which has been reported out of the House Executive Committee and is now on the House floor. HB5480 contains language to prohibit most private transfers of handguns, like Senator Kotowski’s bills, but removes the “street gang” language. Similarly, House Bill 5495, introduced by State Representative William Burns (D-26), has also been reported out of the House Executive Committee, and is now on the House floor. HB5480 would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period.

Finally, House Bill 5849, introduced by Representative Osterman, may be heard in the House Executive Committee next Wednesday, March 10, which is the same date as IGOLD—the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day. This bill seeks to overturn last year’s Illinois Supreme Court ruling that held the storage boxes built into vehicles qualified for storing unloaded firearms for lawful transportation under Illinois law. This bill would change the law to make it more difficult to lawfully transport unloaded firearms.

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Yo Mama
March 7, 2010, 09:57 AM
IL is the SCARIEST place to me in the USA. I would leave now. Do not come back. Move to a free state, that respects your rights.

This bill is rediculous, as it's already unlawful to sell to a felon, which most gang members are. All this bill does is put the burden on the citizen, as always with the nanny-state.

IllHunter
March 9, 2010, 12:27 PM
Daley continues gun law push:
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's weighing of arguments to overturn the city's handgun ban, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is calling anew for laws aimed at restricting gun sales. Daley on Monday proposed legislation for the Illinois General Assembly requiring semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered for sale in the state to be capable of "micro-stamping." The technology helps law enforcement link spent ammunition with the gun used to fire it. The mayor also wants to make it a Class 1 felony to "knowingly sell or transfer a gun to a known gang member."
Daley rejected assertions the Supreme Court's widely anticipated ruling makes this year's proposed gun legislation dead-on-arrival in Springfield. Illinois State Rifle Association executive director Richard Pearson says Daley's proposal wouldn't reduce crime, but would make it more costly for law-abiding citizens to obtain firearms.:what:

Im sure Rich Pearson also told them what bs mcrostamping is and asked what business the mayor of chicago has proposing legislation that would affect the rest of the state and not his city. And let's look at the basic premise "to knowingly sell or transfer a gun to a known gang member" How can we determine whether the transfer was knowingly made and if the recipient was "known as a gang member" , known to whom? The seller? If the buyer is a "known gang member" isn't he banned from buying by FOID denial? What's that you say? There is no gang affiliation question on the foid app! So then the recipient is not a felon, just a "known gang member" not a crime, last time I looked. This would not affect Chicago citizens since they cannot keep handguns in Chicago. Perhaps this applies only to long guns? And Daley is so concerned because shotties and rifles are so commonly used in crime? ASk any of the 10,000 people lobbing for justice and liberty tomorrow in Springfield what a pile of smoulder, smelly excrement this legislation is!!!:cuss:

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