LETTER: Bills would turn gun owners into outlaws
By TOM PHIPPS, Lerna
The Chicago machine is determined to eliminate our right to protect ourselves in order to unbridle their police powers. At this very moment there are six bills waiting to be heard by the full House.
HB 731 would make it impossible for us to store a firearm in our own homes so that we could have it accessible in an emergency.
HR 758 would ban the private transfer of firearms (for the law abiding).
HR 796 would create yet another state licensing bureaucracy for firearm dealers.
HB 4357 would ban countless semiautomatic firearms and .50 calibre rifles and ammunition.
HB 4393 would limit the number of handguns any one individual can purchase.
And the Illinois Senate passed and sent to the Illinois House SB 1007, making it illegal to make, sell or to own any firearm holding more than ten cartridges. That makes criminals out of anyone with a garden variety Winchester or Marlin lever action .22, or a heck of a lot of other squirrel guns which are as American as apple pie! If you’re lucky enough to have a Civil War era Henry rifle, you can load it on Sunday and the cops will take it away from you on Monday!
Illinois is completely out of step with the rest of the nation, where right-to-carry laws have passed nearly everywhere. It’s nice to be able to walk the streets safely at night in Albuquerque, where we’re allowed to carry a gun if we like. I don’t think I’d go for a walk in Chicago at night, do you?
Let’s not let the sly politicians in the Illinois House of Representatives take advantage of our grief and turn all of us into outlaws. Now is the final hour. Wake up and ring your state representative at 782-8223 and politely let him know that you’ll not stand for outrages like HB 731, HB 758, HB 796,HB 4357, HB 4393 and HB 1007!