Illinois is One Step Closer to Total Gun Ban
January 3rd, 2013
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Late Wednesday night, a special panel of the Illinois State Senate passed the bill, and has sent it to the Senate floor to be voted on, bringing the state one step closer to a ban on “assault” weapons. The vote will most likely take place today, January 3.
The bill bansÂ the sale and possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines as well as the sale and possession of so-called “assault weapons.”
Representatives from the NRA were present to plead their cases.Â âI donât understand why certainly the only ones who think their lives and their families, like the mayor and governor, are worthy of armed guard protection 24-7, yet now they want to dictate the terms and conditions I or my family use to protect ourselves when I have gang members living down the block in the suburbs,â said NRAÂ lobbyist Todd Vandermyde.
The lobbyists were treated with scorn andÂ condescension. Sen. Antonio Munoz (D-Chicago) told Vandermyde,Â âYou donât hunt with a 50-caliber weapon, my friend.”
Notorious gun grabberÂ Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must be rubbing his hands together in glee. He released a statement endorsing the measure.Â âI urge the full Senate to follow the committeeâs lead and quickly pass this important legislation.”
Chicago, the city with the most un-Constitutional gun laws in the United States, stands as evidence that gun bans don’t work. The city won the dubious crown of “the murder capitol of the United States” this summer as it exceeded 500 murders.
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