Illinois Radical Gun Bills – Ban and Surrender
Tomorrow, March 14, the Illinois Senate will hear three radical gun bills: H.R. 1468, H.R. 1465, and H.R. 1467. They have all previously passed the Illinois House. They ban semi-automatic weapons entirely from 18-20 year olds. They ban bump stocks and trigger cranks, but leave verbiage inside the bill that could be used to ban other components. The bills CREATE criminals.
House Bill 1465 bans possession of certain legally acquired firearms by 18-20 year olds AND requires the youth to dispose of the “assault weapons” within 90 days. It also requires the youth to dispose of any large capacity magazines immediately. It will likely lead to gun confiscation from 18-20 year olds who fail to dispose of their “banned weapons.” How many of these youth will now say “molon labe- come and take”? This may not be a peaceful, calm “disposing” of weapons that these youth have worked hard to afford. This bill CREATES criminals.
The NRA noted,
“The bill would require adults under the age of 21 to dispose of such firearms within 90 days and to dispose of standard capacity magazines over ten rounds in capacity immediately. In addition, language in the bill would prohibit out-of-state visitors from being present in Illinois for longer than 24 hours with such firearms or standard capacity magazines.”
House Bill 1468 – Requires a 72 hour waiting period to purchase any semi-automatic weapon or .50 cal BMG for anyone, even to banning purchase at all for any non-resident.
The NRA reported:
“It would require a 72 hour waiting period for certain commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and .50 BMG caliber rifles. Current Illinois law requires a 72 hour waiting period for handguns and a 24 hour waiting period for long guns. The arbitrary distinction in this bill will cause confusion among firearm sellers about which long guns require a 72 hour waiting period. In addition, it would also ban the sale of these firearms to non-residents.”
And finally, House Bill 1467 bans bump stocks and “trigger cranks” but has some language issues.
The NRA writes again,
“The broad and vague language could be interpreted to ban components used on competition grade firearms. It would ban various antique and historical reproduction firearms such as Gatling guns, which are owned by collectors and historical reenactors. It would require owners of “bump stocks” and “trigger cranks” to dispose of them within 90 days.”
Take note that the NRA at first had no objection to banning bump stocks…but now stakes have moved into a higher realm- proposed legislation goes much farther than just banning one accessory. Liberals are doing every thing in their power now to destroy the 2nd Amendment.
In short, these are blatant attempts to punish law-abiding Americans for the actions of mentally ill people. If you live in Illinois, call your representatives or email them and express your thought before tomorrow’s Senate debate. There is a “Take Action” button on the NRA website linked above. Say NO!