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Illinois needs your help! All info on IL gun grab! (Updated 11:00pm)

JOURNEY OF THE GUN BAN THROUGH IL CHAMBER(Updated: as of 11:00pm CST)

  • Illinois Senate President John Cullerton drafts gun ban at unknown date
  • January 2nd, 2013: Senator Cullerton introduces gun ban legislation as an amendment to a bill already traveling through the chamber
  • January 2nd, 2013: There is a hearing at 5:30pm on whether the amendment will be added to the bill
  • The Committee of Public Health approves the amendment to be added to the bill
  • The bill will be given its third and final reading on January 3rd, 2013 (IL Senate rules require a bill to have a reading three times. After the third reading, it is then decided if it will be sent to the Senate floor for a vote)

You can help even if you're not from IL:
http://ilga.gov/senate/

Start calling and/or e-mailing these Senators and let them know why they should vote against this. I lived in IL for 23 years (I'm 24) and now live in SC. Republicans won't vote for it. Chicago Democrats will vote for it. A lot of Democrats outside of Chicago are pro-gun (IL is very rural and gun-heavy outside of Chicago). Those rural Democrats are the ones you need to call the most. Those are the key votes. Democrats outnumber the Republicans in the Senate 35-24. We're going to need most of the rural Democrats to vote against. Let's do our part Liberty lovers and put the pressure on!

If you're not familiar with the situation, get caught up below:

THE INFO
IL is preparing to ban semi-automatic weapons. Not just AR-15s and AK-47s, but stuff like 1911's and Glock's as well. There has been a discussion going on about it here: http://www.dailypaul.com/268337/illinois-goes-all-in-moves-t...

This is the PDF of the bill that bans semi-autos: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/...

THERE WILL BE NO GRANDFATHERING! ILLINOIS STATE POLICE WILL CONFISCATE WITHIN ONE YEAR!

This is the PDF of the bill that restricts magazines: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/...

This bill doesn't just go after the typical "assault weapons" but semi-auto shotguns. And also semi-auto pistols with a detachable magazine and can accept 1) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock, or 2) a shroud, or 3) a magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip, or 4) weighs >= 50oz when unloaded, or 5) a semi-auto version of an auto firearm

^^^^ That would mean 1911s and Glock's would also be banned. Basically, you would need a flintlock to be okay under this bill.

How the bill is presented on constitutionality and justfies itself (NOT MY OPINION; DIRECTLY FROM THE BILL):

"WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court, in its decision
in District of Columbia v. Heller (No. 07-290), found that the
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an
individual right to possess a firearm, and to use that firearm
for traditionally lawful purposes, including self-defense; and
WHEREAS, in that same decision, the United States Supreme
Court also found that the individual right to possess and use a
firearm was not unlimited, that the government has the ability
to regulate the possession and use of firearms, and that this
right "does not protect those weapons not typically possessed
by law abiding citizens for lawful purposes", and that the
government may ban entirely "dangerous and unusual weapons";
and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court, in its decision
in McDonald v. City of Chicago (No. 08-1521), found that its
holding in the Heller case applied to the States, reiterating
its findings regarding the validity of the regulation of the
individual right to possess and use a firearm, and noting
expressly that such incorporation of the holding in the Heller
case via the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States
Constitution "does not imperil every law regulating firearms";
therefore"; andby replacing everything after the enacting clause with thefollowing:



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