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Thread: HB-5172 to prohibit center console or glove box transport

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    State Researcher lockman's Avatar
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    Filed by Rep. Chapa Lavia, to prohibit center consoles of glove boxes from being considered a case for the purposes of transportation. HB-5172 is a direct attack on the Illinois Supreme Court ruling in People vs Diggins in which the court ruled they are containers and cases for the purpose of the criminal code.

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    That's B.S. I haven't even gotten to try glove box carry in IL yet!

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    The sponsor is as anti-gun as it gets. In 2007 she actually co-sponsored a bill that would have outlawed everything from rifles to demilled artillery to squirt-guns.

    I couldn't make this up if I wanted to... here's the link

    [size=Rep. Linda Chapa Lavia Seeks Statewide Ban on Water Pistols, Says ISRA[/b]][/size]

    1/25/2006 11:00:00 AM

    To: State Desk

    Contact: Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association, 815-635-3198, Website:

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

    "What kind of nut would want to ban squirt guns?"

    That's the question that tens of thousands of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners are asking today after it was revealed that Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) has co-sponsored a measure that would ban the possession of everything from water pistols to hunting rifles.[/b]

    The bill in question, HB4132, would ban the sale and possession of so-called "replica weapons" including anything that looks even remotely like a firearm or other materiel produced for military purposes.

    The ISRA stands firmly opposed to HB4132 as the bill is a thinly veiled attempt to ban private firearm ownership in the state.

    "Never in my career have I seen such a slick attempt at instituting a state-wide gun ban," commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. "Nearly every firearm model for sale in Illinois was either designed for military use, or is used by the military for one purpose or another. Therefore, under this bill, nearly every pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun owned by Illinois citizens would be banned."

    "The laughable part is that the scope of this bill goes way beyond conventional firearms," continued Pearson. "Every VFW and American Legion Post would have to remove the tanks and howitzers from their property or face prosecution. The cannon adorning town squares across the state would have to be rounded up and destroyed. The dummy grenade paperweight on your desk would have to go as well. Oh boy, and won't all the honor guards look pretty snappy shouldering broomsticks in the July Fourth parades next year?"

    "HB4132 is so sweeping that it would go as far as to ban cap guns and water pistols," said Pearson. "Given that this is an election year, I can't wait to see how Rep. Chapa LaVia will spin her ban on squirt guns to her political advantage."

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    You guys have an historic election coming up. Get rid of the simple minded senator and the corrupt governor in one fell swoop. MA led the way. It's time now to start the campaign to follow them. I was born and raised in the suburbs and it was much better then. You can take back the state for the people, not the thugs and thieves. Good luck!
    "For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V

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