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Magazine ban in Illinois

Discussion in 'Activism' started by C0untZer0, May 21, 2013.

  1. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Well-Known Member



    Anti-gun extremist State Senator Dan Kotowski has introduced a ban on all magazines having a capacity exceeding 10 rounds. The bill (SB1002) banning magazines also requires large fines and prison sentences if you are caught with magazines for AR-15 and other modern sporting rifles.


    1. SB1002 will have no effect on the criminal use of firearms yet will infringe on the right of law-abiding citizen’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

    2. SB1002 is a backdoor way to limit your ability to defend yourself and family under the upcoming Illinois concealed carry law.

    3. SB1002 is the first step towards the banning of semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns.


    Magazine bans are on the top of gun controllers’ wish list this year. They want to see Illinois join with the likes of New York, Maryland, California, and now Colorado in the destruction of the 2nd Amendment.


    Here is what you need to do to stop SB1002:

    1. Call your State Senator and politely tell the person who answers the phone that you are a law-abiding Illinois firearm owner and that you oppose SB1002 and you expect the Senator to vote against the bill when it comes to the floor. If you do not know who your State Senator is, the Illinois State Board of Elections has an interactive search page here:


    If you already know who your State Senator is and just need the contact info, you can find that here: www.ilga.gov/senate/.

    2. When you call your Senator’s office, you may hear all kinds of nonsense about how SB1002 will not affect law-abiding gun owners. Politely tell the person that you are not interested in hearing that, you are only interested in seeing SB1002 defeated.

    3. Pass this alert on to your friends and family and tell them to make calls as well.

    4. Post this alert to any and all Internet blogs or bulletin boards to which you may belong.

    5. Help keep ISRA on the frontlines of this fight for your rights, go the extra mile and recruit a new ISRA member. Sign them up over the phone at 815-635-3198, or browse to isra.org/join .

    SPECIAL NOTICE: DO NOT call Senator Kotowski unless he is your Senator, and even then be very careful. Kotowski has a track record of having the State Police investigate and harass people who disagree with him.
  2. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Well-Known Member

  3. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    happen to have a link to the bill text? I'd love to compare the verbiage to the CO bill.
  4. Shinbone

    Shinbone Well-Known Member

    The "Special Notice" makes me sick. Sends that State Police out to harass people that disagree with him. :fire:
  5. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Word from Springfield is several Republican senators are flipping sides to vote for this, in order to garner support for "shall issue" being passed.

    This sucks.

    I feel like I'm getting thrown under a bus, for the state to get out of a problem that they started in the first place.
  6. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Also this does NOT have home-rule provisioning so it only needs a simple majority to pass.

    Unlike Shall Issue, where we need a super majority to override home rule, override a governor veto, and prevent Chicago from passing something more strict.
  7. OC_

    OC_ Well-Known Member

    Just listened to senator Dan Kotowski this morning on 560AM and he was talking about the magazine ban. Other than that, he was questioned about his comparison of guns to teddy bears in which he replied, and I’m paraphrasing here - 'teddy bears are regulated to not have parts fall off, catch on fire, have sharp edges and so on. When they set up this safety/inspection committee in 1972, they specifically left out guns. If we could include guns in this safety committee, we could mandate guns have such things as devices to recognize their owners, not go off when dropped, have chamber flags to show their loaded, and have triggers so heavy that children couldn't pull them..'

    As we know, some of these devices do not exist or would change guns as we know them. In effect, this would be an all out ban. "A rose by any other name..."
  8. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Good luck guys, keep up the good fight!
  9. DCP

    DCP Active Member

    I heard they don't have the votes for the ban.


    They set the rules, change them, cheat, lie and are crooks

    This sucks big time
  10. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Kotowski is an idiot.

    Sorry, I know this is THR, and we're supposed to take the high road... but I'm just going to be blunt about it.

    He's a flipping idiot.

    The guy doesn't know jack-diddly-squat about firearms. He has absolutely NO business drafting or proposing legislation that has anything to DO with firearms. He certainly doesn't have any business representing the gun control movement's agenda in Springfield; every time he debates pro-gun proponents in Springfield he gets his butt handed to him six ways from Sunday.

    Which *sort of* works in our favor, admittedly. He's so ignorant of what he's talking about it makes it easy to trip him up. Several times in the committee hearing yesterday he flat out LIED about the bill he, himself, proposed. Now that stupidity is on record.

    "Private Possession is not banned" - lie. This is in his bill.

    "This won't affect law abiding gun owners" - lie. His language would make me guilty of several hundred (perhaps thousands) of Felonies.

    (I say "perhaps thousands" because it's unclear if each individual LINK I have for 50 BMG/etc is considered a high capacity ammunition feeding device since they can be assembled to hold 10+ rounds. If so, those buckets of 50-cal links I have will cost me a LOT of felonies. I've been collecting them off linked 50BMG ammo I've ordered for over 10 years....)
  11. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    You heard wrong. Todd Vandermyde (NRA lobbyist in Springfield) posted an alert on the illinois carry board today that several Republicans have announced they WILL vote for the ban. It only needs a simple majority to pass.

    The Republicans which are switching sides think that this is buying them political favor to pass "Shall Issue", with the Chicago Machine.

    If you think there's nothing to worry about, you REALLY need to think twice and pick up the damn phone to call your reps in Springfield.

    THIS ban is going to come DAMN UNCOMFORTABLY close to passing this week.
  12. DCP

    DCP Active Member

    I am on your side.
    I already made my call.
    Keep your head man
  13. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Sorry, wasn't trying to single you out or anything.

    Just a bit .. nervous today.

    Too many Illinois Gun owners have got "accustomed" to the (incorrect) stance that a magazine or assault weapon ban can't happen here due to the downstate contingent. And it's tough to get people motivated to actually CALL when they think there is no real danger.

    Usually, they'd be right. But this time, there's a really dark cloud over Springfield.. and it isn't a thunderstorm brewing.

    Those parents from Sandy Hook visiting Springfield yesterday, and all the press it garnered, actually made an impact.

    Still, we outnumbered the anti's 753 to 8 on witness slips filed at yesterday's committee hearing. There's quite a lot of people starting to take note that this is getting serious.
  14. DCP

    DCP Active Member

    We are all. Just a bit .. nervous today.

    These are just really strange times.
  15. rdhood

    rdhood Well-Known Member

    Republicans, both state and federal, get rolled every time making deals like this. When will they learn that the anti's have no honor. They (anti gun) will lie and cheat to get their legislation passed, and then give you (pro gun folks) the finger in the rear view mirror. I could make this mistake much more partisan, but this is THR.

    Get rid of ALL Republicans who deal like this on any issue (guns, the budget, immigration, etc). The liberals have no honor, and they will always ask for THEIR goals up front and promise concessions "later on".
  16. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Same Stuff, Different Day.

    House has some excused absences today, we're not expecting any gun stuff to come up.

    Senate hasn't called any gun stuff, but there's a lot of us listening. :)
  17. straitnate14

    straitnate14 Well-Known Member

    Trent I feel your pain, Im watching this from around the world wondering what I will be coming home to, the state I call home or the state that is going to make me a felon... I sent some emails from a deployed IL guardsman's perspective not like it will make a difference...
  18. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    You just need to worry about getting home safe, at this point.

    We civvies got this. :)

    Update as of 3:23 - no action. They don't seem to be in a hurry to get much done today.
  19. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Well-Known Member

  20. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Strong indication that these two have flipped sides.

    Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno
    Senator deputy minority leader Matt Murphy

    This is according to another senator in Springfield, today.

    Starting to wish Illinois had recall elections. :(

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