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    Democrats pull plug on gun, ammo bans

    Posted 04 January 2013 01:38
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    SPRINGFIELD — There’s not enough support in the Illinois Senate to impose tough new restrictions on semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

    In a setback for gun-control advocates in the wake of the killings of school children in Connecticut, the Illinois Senate was poised to adjourn Thursday without voting on two pieces of legislation aimed at limiting access to certain kinds of weapons and bullets.

    Although the two proposals could emerge again when the legislature reconvenes next week, the lack of action shows the General Assembly remains divided on how to balance Second Amendment issues.

    A spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, offered no timetable for when the gun safety proposals might surface again.

    “We will take some time to work on these important issues to advance them in the near future,” Rikeesha Phelon noted in a message to reporters.

    One proposal would restrict the possession, delivery, sale and transfer of semiautomatic weapons, including handguns and rifles.

    The National Rifle Association lobbied against the measure, saying the ban would take as many as 50 percent of long guns off the market in Illinois. Gun manufacturers also said the proposal could force them to lay off workers.

    The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Antonio Munoz, D-Chicago, would allow people who currently own such weapons to keep them as long as they register the firearms with the Illinois State Police.

    Sen. Dan Kotowski, D-Park Ridge, sponsored the proposal that would limit ammunition magazines to 10 or fewer rounds.

    Gov. Pat Quinn has pushed for a ban on assault-style weapons, but a spokeswoman recently suggested action could come later this spring.
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    To all that called or wrote the ILGA with their views about their reasonable gun legislation. Probably will see new bills filed in a couple weeks. Get ready!

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    The anti's do not give up easy and we shouldn't give up easy.
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    The best way to kill ill-conceived legislation to ban semi-automatic firearms and large capacity magazines is for the pro-gun politicians (few as they may or may not be) to insist on stripping out any law-enforcement exception to owning said weapons and magazines.

    After all, the only use for 'assault weapons' and 'high'-capacity magazines is for killing large numbers of people, right?

    I don't know any law-enforcement agency whose job it is to kill large numbers of people, do any of you?

    Forcing anti-gunners to fight for the law-enforcement exception will require them to make the very same self-defense argument for government employees, that we law-abiding citizens are making for ourselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oc4me View Post
    the best way to kill ill-conceived legislation to ban semi-automatic firearms and large capacity magazines is for the pro-gun politicians (few as they may or may not be) to insist on stripping out any law-enforcement exception to owning said weapons and magazines.

    After all, the only use for 'assault weapons' and 'high'-capacity magazines is for killing large numbers of people, right?

    I don't know any law-enforcement agency whose job it is to kill large numbers of people, do any of you?

    Forcing anti-gunners to fight for the law-enforcement exception will require them to make the very same self-defense argument for government employees, that we law-abiding citizens are making for ourselves.
    ^^^^^^ what he said ^^^^^
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    "Restrictions are not infringements. Bans are infringements.--if it reaches beyond Reasonable bans". (Post # 103)
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    Don't let up, keep fighting the good fight! Sometime in the near future we might have to come together to fight this.

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