Illinois Quietly Passes Gun Confiscation Measures

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It’s not paranoia if the left is truly coming to confiscate your guns. They predictably mock the right when this is brought up, but in Illinois, it is close to becoming a reality and you probably didn’t even hear about it. The bill, HB 1465, was sponsored in the House by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) and passed by a vote of 64-51.

“Nobody wants to confiscate your guns,” liberals assure the rest of America. “Stop exaggerating.” Except the state does want to get rid of and confiscate your guns and a bill doing just that in Illinois just advanced from the House to the Senate there. HB 1465 has moved to the state Senate after being passed in the House. The measure would require citizens between the ages of 18 and 20 to give up ownership of certain guns that they bought legally, or risk becoming labeled criminals.

After being introduced in the upper house by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), the bill has added seven co-sponsors in the last week. Notable among them was Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), the NRA “A” rated 2014 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

“The guns and magazines remain legal for persons 21 and up, but persons under 21 would have 90 days to give up ownership,” Breitbart reported. “The NRA-ILA described the weapons covered by HB 1465 as ‘commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms,’” Breitbart continued. “The bill also requires 18-20-year-olds to forfeit ownership of any magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.”

These guns are not exotic or rare. They are dirt common. In fact, they are the most common type of modern firearm owned by law-abiding citizens today, used for sport, hunting and personal defense. At the same time, rifles are used very rarely in actual crimes. And the magazine issue is just ridiculous. The wording of the bill also makes it possible for the government to confiscate handguns, depending on how the definitions are interpreted. Lawmakers outlawed semi-auto pistols for residents under age 21 if the handgun has a “shroud that partially encircles the barrel.” The slide of every modern handgun could meet this definition.

While passing this fascist legislation, politicians once again promised that law enforcement would not visit homes to take guns away. Instead, people who are found with the prohibited firearms would be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor on the first offense. Believe me, that won’t last and door to door confiscation is coming. It’s ironic in a state that already has the strictest gun laws in the nation, they are doing this to make it even tougher there. None of the restrictions have stopped crime, in fact, it has caused it to explode in places like Chicago.

Penalties for noncompliance with the law will increase as well. These are the same legislators that promised that nobody would be confiscating legal firearms to begin with, so no one believes anything they say now. They are quietly pushing through these laws hoping that no one will stop them. But the NRA-ILA is going after them. The bill has passed the state House, but still has to get through the Senate in Illinois before it is law. There are currently 37 Democrats in the Illinois Senate, versus 22 Republicans. The state’s governor is a Republican, but his willingness to veto the bill is unclear. Should it become law, the NRA will sue just as they are in Florida. This will go all the way to the Supreme Court on age discrimination and constitutionality.

“Passing a law that makes it illegal for a 20 year-old to purchase a shotgun for hunting or adult single mother from purchasing the most effective self-defense rifle on the market punishes law-abiding citizens for the evil acts of criminals,” an NRA spokesman told the Hill.

The bill that is heading to the Illinois Senate, HB 1465, does the following:

  • Makes it unlawful for any person within the State to knowingly deliver or sell, or cause to be delivered or sold, an assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or .50 caliber cartridge to, any person under 21 years of age.
  • Makes it unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to knowingly possess an assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or .50 caliber cartridge 90 days after the effective date of the bill. Provides exemptions and penalties.
  • Provides that it is unlawful for any person within the State to knowingly deliver or sell, or cause to be delivered or sold, a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a person under 21 years of age.
  • Provides that it is unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device within the State.

This is just the first volley in this fight. It starts with 20 year-old citizens… first they came for the young. “Nobody under 21 needs a gun,” they’ll insist, essentially saying that young women, new families and people old enough to fight in the military don’t have a right to self defense. It won’t stop there. If they get this through they’ll keep pushing the limits on gun rights. It will happen with a series of “reasonable” laws that happen to be tearing up the Constitution one shred at a time. It’ll be death by a thousand cutting regulations.

SOURCES: The Conservative Tribune, Breitbart

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8 Comments
  1. Robert Taylor DAV says

    The biggest problem with our current laws (and new bills) is lawyers who expect the public to be unable to determine exactly what is being said wrote them with ambiguous words. The easiest example was given by an ex-president with his infamous “what is, is?”
    We have a very slippery slope when every scenario of word combinations is set to the law. It does not work. A wise man in our founding fathers explained the words of the Constitution…The words used in this document (Constitution) are unambiguous in their nature. When two men with common education agree on the meaning of a statement then that statement must stand as written. When punctuation is also included, the meanings become clear. Thus any closed door meetings that will impact the whole and done by our representatives should not and cannot be allowed. Congress as a whole should make your time and effort to listen to all the citizens you directly represent. In the current shooting situation I can understand the immediate knee jerk on wanting to get rid of guns because one was used to shoot up a group of unarmed school kids. However, I do have a problem with the cry of “blame the gun and get rid of them”. When the news not too long ago was about a truck driving into a crown where was the cry to remove all the trucks? When an aircraft crashes and hundreds are killed do we want to ground all airplanes? Even after the disasters of 9-11 nobody blamed the airplane just the nuts that used the planes. The second amendment was written to make sure the people had a way to stop a run-away government. As for as the “Assault Rifle” designation goes the AR stands for the name of the company that makes them not because they are used for military assault as many would want. Have you noticed that government officials will gladly remove any weapon that could be a threat to their control? Look at how fast they want to remove voting rights and weapons but if anything cannot be used to hurt them they ignore it. Just ask yourself… would I want every car removed if that same person who used a gun had driven at high speed into a large group of assembled kids on the school grounds? I am an old disabled veteran who thinks our constitution (all of it) is worth keeping and my oath to defend it still stands.

  2. Arizona Don says

    Lets consider something. Every time some crazy or some terrorist shoots someone or a group murder happens like Vegas some democrat (oppressive socialist) in government suggests more gun control is the answer. it is not. That is and has been the fall back position of the oppressive socialists posing as so called progressive democrats now for decades if not nearly a century. In both cases but mostly the case of the terrorists the government itself has failed to do its job of protecting the (whole) nation. So government looks for a scape goat, namely the gun. But their push is for an excuse as to why “they” failed. Because the fact it happened is proof they failed in doing the job they have been entrusted with and have a constitutional duty to do. By suggesting more gun laws it, in their mind at least, takes the blame away from them. By implying it was the guns fault, not theirs. However in the final analysis it IS their fault and more gun control will not stop the problem.

    Just exactly who is effected with gun control laws? The answer of course is the people who regularly obey laws. Do terrorists care about laws? Their actions are already illegal. Do crazy mass murders on mind altering drugs care about laws? So this government fails to do its constitutional duties (protecting the nation and the citizens, and further burden the very people they are duty bound to protect with more and more restrictive gun laws. Is what they seek to cover their mistakes and short comings? Disarming the very people who are most vulnerable the very people who are always the victims makes them more vulnerable not less. However, those in government charged with the duty of providing that protection are, by suggesting more gun laws, are the answer not the problem, making the problem worse.

    Government routinely demonstrates its incapability and unwillingness to protect the citizens. Consequently, absolutely never allow any government official to convince you he can protect you better then you can protect yourself. Never, never surrender your only real means of self protection your guns. Government has no skin in the game so to speak. Government, concentrates on the collective. Our constitution concentrates on individual freedoms. Government is therefore incapable of protecting individual rights with intrusions into individuals rights. In essence government is the real problem here or it as least creates the problem.

    Who among us thinks another gun law will solve the problem? There are already tens of thousands of gun laws effecting or restricting guns here in the United States of America. If the problem is solvable with laws why have we not passed the correct law in the past eighty-eight years or so beginning in or about 1929 when all this started (then expanded in 1934)? Is everyone smarter now and those people were ignorant? Furthermore, is the law(s) they really desire to pass actually confiscation but they cannot say that? If so how do we know it will/can work. Once we give up our guns we never get them back. History proves once the guns are gone the citizens will never get them back.

    Lets see now in Honduras guns are outlawed there completely so does it work? Not no, hell no, they happened to have had, in the past the highest gun murder rate per one hundred thousand then any nation in the world. “And their guns are banned completely.” The truth about restrictive gun laws is right in front of us if we take the time to look and “sort” the truth from the propaganda.

    Our second amendment was put in place within our bill of rights because our founders had just gone through a horrific experience fighting the tyrannical government of King George III. Atrocities were perpetrated upon the colonists daily. Whole families were murdered and farms and homesteads were burnt. They knew first hand from experience what they needed to do. Now the gun control advocates think they know better then those with first hand experience the founders of this once great nation? Why would anyone not expect our founders to provide a way to, or at least attempt to, avoid such a thing reoccurring in the future? Furthermore, the whole constitution was written to avoid government overreach. The very thing that happened under the Obama administration and has been happening, with some, although few, exceptions under every president, since Woodrow Wilson. Until President Trump came along.

    When all is said and done there is one more thing those desiring gun confiscation should consider. There are well over more than one hundred million gun owners here, in America, many if not most, will refuse to give up their guns and if they do how will government get them? There are more armed citizens in America then all the standing armies in the world put together. What government can handle such a group if that group resisted in an organized fashion? Consequently, if guns are outlawed like the saying goes only outlaws will have guns however, there will be more than a hundred million more (new) outlaws. How does any government handle such a situation. Answer; they can’t and there will surely be another revolution. And it will start over guns. But it will not be the first time that has happened here in America.

    Finally governments are inherently evil and corrupt. The larger the government the more the evil and the deeper the corruption. America is no exception to that rule. If nothing else we learned that under the Obama administration. The most corrupt administration in our 240 plus year history. However, it does not have to be that way here in America! In a government of and by the people it is up to us to see government is restrained properly. And we will!

  3. DON THE BRITTON says

    It is time to be more specific about what and assault weapon is. An assault weapon can even mean a fist a baseball bat and so on. So let us call what everyone describes as an assault rifle what it really is, a COMBAT RIFLE MORE CORRECTLY A MILITARY COMBAT RIFLE. By using the correct name everyone will know and be able to describe what THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

  4. Huapakechi says

    Apparently, nobody in the Illinois legislature knows about the prohibition on ex post facto laws.

  5. Jean says

    Looks like Obama is still running things in Illinois. How long is it going to take for him to be outed for being the intentional faux 44th and sentenced to the terms he so rightfully deserves?

  6. Linda J Estabrook says

    Illinois is a Muslim state run by Liberals that are turning it all over to Islam and Sharia Law as quickly as they can. America will not lose one state at a time. Oregon is run by a bunch of Socialists (American Freedoms there are regulated), Illinois is now being turned into a Caliphate. California is becoming worse than a 3rd world Shithole country. All under the auspices of Democrats in our government. They claim openly they are working for Illegals, Muslims, and the Dead (that voted them into office), by insisting these have more rights to vote etc. than the American Taxpaying Citizen they are bleeding to death for these end results.

  7. tom s says

    Appears that the liberal agenda to disarm Americans is in full control in illinois and this would be allowing the camel’s nose under the tent as once those un-Americans get started they will not stop until America is completely disarmed (at which time only criminals will be armed) and can no longer protect themselves from both criminals and a non-republic takeover.

  8. Mindy says

    The incompetent and useless gov failed at all levels. The fbi, the local police, sheriffs , all failed to prevent a mass shooting , again. If one person in that school had been armed and trained with a firearm they could have dropped the shooter , stopped this evil . We have seen time and time again that we need to know how and be prepared to defend ourselves. How many lives have been saved due to someone carrying a firearm , ready and trained to use it? How many targeted victims have been rescued by someone else or by their own hand due to having and knowing how to use a firearm? When a predator attacks their prey most of the time there is not time to call and then wait for cops who when they arrive may very well cower outside and allow the predator to destroy, kill, rape , whatever the intent is. The gov is a joke, a failure, openly engaged in lawlessness , oppression and the destruction of this nation, in the end there will be 2 choices, bow to those who work to enslave the people of this nation or engage in civil disobedience . Which will the American people choose to do?

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