TTAG: “Illinois Bill to Ban All Modern Firearms”

Here comes the start of the revolution. Cullerton seems mighty sure that he can get the Illinois legislature to sign off on this.

Breaking news:

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Press release:

“The ISRA has learned from a credible source that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton [above] will introduce a so called ‘assault weapons’ ban on Wednesday when the legislature returns for its ‘lame duck’ session. Cullerton hopes to ramrod the bill through and get it to Governor Quinn for signature by Friday. If he is successful at doing so, nearly every gun you currently own will be banned and will be subject to confiscation by the Illinois State Police . . .

“Based on what we know about Cullerton’s bill, firearms that would be banned include all semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Pump action shotguns would be banned as well. This would be a very comprehensive ban that would include not only so-called ‘assault weapons’ but also such classics as M1 Garands and 1911-based pistols. There would be no exemptions and no grandfathering. You would have a very short window to turn in your guns to the State Police to avoid prosecution.”

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18 Responses to TTAG: “Illinois Bill to Ban All Modern Firearms”

  1. Greg B says:

    Christ.
    These f**kfards really are going to push people over, aren’t they?
    Just remember, this is being thrust upon us. This fight will not be of our choosing.

    • Edmundo T. Ongsiako, Jr. says:

      I am from the Philippines we fought hard for gun ownership and even up to now owning guns in the Philippines is not a right but a privilege. Meaning the police can raid and get our guns if The Government says so.

      You have a right to Keep and Bear Arms DO NOT ALLOW THIS LIBERAL NAZI TO CONFISCATE YOUR GUNS, YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT SAYS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE. SHOOT EVERY COP WHO WILL IMPLEMENT THIS NAZI LAW!

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    I can’t even imagine how something like this would depopulate southern Illinois into Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee. You know who would be left behind? Not people you want for a neighbor.

    This isn’t even remotely Constitutional under Heller. This will not pass and, if it does, it will not stand.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    In District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court held:

    (1) The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53.
    (a) The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 2–22.
    (b) The prefatory clause comports with the Court’s interpretation of the operative clause. The “militia” comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. The Antifederalists feared that the Federal Government would disarm the people in order to disable this citizens’ militia, enabling a politicized standing army or a select militia to rule. The response was to deny Congress power to abridge the ancient right of individuals to keep and bear arms, so that the ideal of a citizens’ militia would be preserved. Pp. 22–28.
    (c) The Court’s interpretation is confirmed by analogous arms-bearing rights in state constitutions that preceded and immediately followed the Second Amendment. Pp. 28–30.
    (d) The Second Amendment’s drafting history, while of dubious interpretive worth, reveals three state Second Amendment proposals that unequivocally referred to an individual right to bear arms. Pp. 30–32.
    (e) Interpretation of the Second Amendment by scholars, courts and legislators, from immediately after its ratification through the late 19th century also supports the Court’s conclusion. Pp. 32–47.
    (f) None of the Court’s precedents forecloses the Court’s interpretation. Neither United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U. S. 542 , nor Presser v. Illinois, 116 U. S. 252 , refutes the individual-rights interpretation. United States v. Miller, 307 U. S. 174 , does not limit the right to keep and bear arms to militia purposes, but rather limits the type of weapon to which the right applies to those used by the militia, i.e., those in common use for lawful purposes. Pp. 47–54.
  4. Grumpy says:

    Buy more ammo. It’s better to die today as a free man, than live tomorrow as a slave.

    • DirtDiver76 says:

      Those who would surrender their rights for a little security, deserve neither. And a right, unobserved and un-exercised… is wasted.

  5. Caleb says:

    This is why people kill people. It should be called the Cullerton Effect.

  6. DirtDiver76 says:

    Time to pack the BOB’s (can’t call them assault packs, they will ban those too)… and be ready to defend your neighbor. Unite, stand our ground and never give an inch to the tyrants. Our cause is of the noblest type and should we fail to send the message united that ALL Americans are free to practice their rights in the fullest, then our children and generations to follow will curse our indifference. We are naive, people, to think that the tree of Liberty can go without feeding for so long without a vigilant watch. We and our fathers generation have failed to stand guard. We have let that guard down, allowing the politician to drag our morality, common sense and conviction into the dirt… but that guidon of liberty should be lifted from the dirt, hoisted high and the call to arms sounded. If we fail to band together, all gun owners, despite your preference, despite your age, color, creed or religion… then this nation will see its next revolution. Seek peace before war, but if it be war, then let them come… Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.

  7. Bryan says:

    Instead of turning them in to the ISP, please send them to me in Nevada. I’m glad I am a former resident of Illinois.

  8. The Revolution says:

    It’s time people. If this law is passed……we must stand and fight together….or die on our knees……..we must be able to protect ourselves. They WILL NOT take my guns. I will die for my right to bear arms.

    • Leon says:

      I am with you brother.. No way in hell will those elitist pricks take any of my guns.. the next step will be the seizing of private property.

  9. notamobster says:

    I have to say that while I will defend my rights by any means necessary, I find it incredibly DISTURBING that so many people are not only willing, but eager to go to war with their countrymen.

    I can’t tell if all the bluster is caused by stupidity, risk-free internet bravado, or some dangerous combination of the two. People seem to be amping each other up for war. What the hell? We’re not to that point yet, people.

    It is dangerous and stupid to go to war with our government. It delivers the people right into the tyrant’s hands if done precipitously. We need to dial back the rhetoric before some idiot sets off a half-ass insurrection and gets us all crushed underfoot.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Hear hear!

    • rider says:

      Well said.

    • Rockheim says:

      Spot on Nota..
      However I can’t help but think that this is intentional. The amped up rhetoric. The ludicrous pushes by government. the very unchecked comments by elected representatives.
      I hate to go all conspiratorial and all but how is this NOT a shove to incite violence? Pop the keg before too much pressure is built up. Trip up those who you suspect will go off the deep end.. Make an example of them and use them as the poster children as to why we need to disarm the populace at large.
      FnF was supposed to be such a catalyst but it got derailed too soon. This follows along the same lines.. The massive build up of weapons in private hands.. many of which have no BUSINESS at all with a weapon.. How long before one of the opportunity buying asshats has an “accident”.. or one of their weapons ends up in the wrong hands?
      This is coming from all sides it seems and the ultimate goal all leads the same place.. Incite/encourage violence.. Swoop in to “save us all”..

      BTW.. Illinois just approved both Gun Ban bills.. they go to the floor for a vote today or Friday.. with Gov. Quinn to sign on Friday or at his earliest convenience if they pass.

  10. Glen Perkola says:

    Will the last one moving from Illinois please turn off the light.

  11. Ray Davies says:

    I hate to say it, but some of these folks scare the hell out of me.

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