An Illinois House of Representatives bill labeled HB 1465 has now passed with a vote of 54-51 on February 28th. The bill was sponsored by the gun grabbing Illinois Democrat Representative Michelle Mussman. What is perhaps the worst part of this is that after being introduced in the upper house by Senate President Democrat from Chicago, John Cullerton, the bill added seven co-sponsors in the last week. Among them was Republican Senator Jim Oberweis from Green Grove who acquired an “A” rating from the NRA when he was the 2014 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. We are looking at another turncoat who needs to be primaried ASAP.
The worst part of this bill isn’t the fact that it bans people under 21 years of age from owning any semi-auto firearm, it’s the fact that it’s retroactive and it would force current law-abiding owners to turn in their guns. Not doing so would render them felons.
The bill stipulates that any person under 21 years of age who owns a semi-auto firearm would have 90 days to turn in their weapons or face the possibility of incarceration.
Fox2 Now reports:
“Possession of assault-style weapons by anyone under 21 would be illegal under legislation that the Illinois House endorsed.
The plan sponsored by Democratic Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg would prohibit minors from buying or possessing high-capacity weapons, attachments, .50-caliber rifles andcartridges. They would have 90 days to transfer ownership.
The legislation was OK’d 64-51.
Critics decried the idea that the government would confiscate property. Mussman said authorities will not visit homes to pick up weapons. But a first offense for getting caught with prohibited firearms would be a misdemeanor offense.
The Illinois House has voted to ban “bump stock” accessories that transform rifles into assault-style weapons.
The legislation was the first of seven gun-restriction measures the House is considering Wednesday. The plan sponsored by Democratic Rep. Martin Moylan of Des Plaines was OK’d 83-31.
Lawmakers are responding to the Parkland, Florida massacre on Feb. 14 that killed 17 students and the fatal shooting of a Chicago police officer a day earlier.
Moylan sponsored similar legislation last fall because the gunman in the October Las Vegas mass shooting used a bump stock. It failed then because critics said it was too broad.”
Now it has come to this? The politicians in the Illinois legislature think they can stop crimes by prohibiting the ownership of firearms to law-abiding 18-21-year olds. Although at that same age you can go fight a war and drive a car. Meanwhile, the city of Chicago is a crime infested gun controlled town where any criminal can buy a semi-auto firearm for pennies on the dollar in the streets. Mayor Rahm Emanuel once said, “never waste a good crisis.” It looks like the Chicago politicians have wasted no time whatsoever in taking his advice.
Today 18-21-year-olds, tomorrow 21-25-year-olds, and next week the rest of us! We know the drill!
Chicago Gun Ban Law bills:
“On February 28th, the Illinois state House of Representatives will be hearing a number of gun control bills that will severely impact your Second Amendment rights. In addition to the egregious dealer licensing bill, Senate Bill 1657, there will also be a gun control package that the state House Judiciary Committee rushed through on February 27th without considering the effects of such legislation. Please contact your state Representative and Senator and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 1657 and House Bills 1465, 1467, 1468, and 1469. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative and Senator.
Senate Bill 1657 would create onerous mandatory regulations, fees potentially in the thousands of dollars and excessive amounts of red tape that would almost assuredly force the closure of many firearm dealers, and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) already licenses and closely monitors all federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) and strictly enforces any violation of federal law.
House Bill 1465, as amended by Representative Michelle Mussman (D-56), would deny law-abiding young adults under the age of 21 their Second Amendment rights by prohibiting them from possessing or purchasing commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and .50 BMG caliber rifles. 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 1467, sponsored by Representative Martin Moylan (D-55), would ban “bump stocks” and “trigger cranks.” 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.
House Bill 1468, sponsored by Representative Jonathan Carroll (D-57), 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.
House Bill 1469, sponsored by Representative Daniel Burke (D-1), would ban standard capacity ammunition magazines over 10 rounds in capacity and body armor. The vast majority of handguns have standard capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds. These magazines would have to be disposed of within 90 days.”