"Gun control issue fizzles for Blagojevich
By KURT ERICKSON and MIKE RIOPELL, JG/T-C Springfield Bureau
SPRINGFIELD — Efforts to end a stalemate over the state budget veered off course Wednesday when the issue of gun control took center stage instead.
But, just as he’s been unable to convince lawmakers to support his budget plans, Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s push for tougher gun laws fell flat.
Ordered by the governor into a special session to vote on legislation that would ban large ammunition clips in Illinois, the House took no action on the proposal. Its sponsor, state Rep. Harry Osterman, D-Chicago, said there are simply not enough votes for it to pass.
“It would be irresponsible of me as the sponsor of this legislation to call this bill for a vote knowing it’s going to fail,” said Osterman, before ending the session just eight minutes after it began."
Nice. I believe his little plan back-fired in a big way. Pete