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Megatron
03-07-2007, 12:45 PM
Although I don't live in Illinois, I'm sure that those who do live in that state need to read this:

www.isra.org/legislation/alert_030607.html

This is pretty frightening stuff for those who live in Illinois.

EARS
03-07-2007, 01:27 PM
It never ends. America the home of free and the brave! That is till the governments (Federal, State and local) take away all our freedom and rights promised us by the Constitution.

Megatron
03-07-2007, 02:08 PM
Should a ban like that get signed into law, which we hope it won't happen, Illinois will be sending away a lot of jobs to other states.

Here's a small list of firearm manufacturers that are in Illinois:

Armalite
Rock River Arms
Rock Island Armory
Springfield Armory
DS Arms
Krebs Custom Guns

Medula Oblongata
03-07-2007, 03:57 PM
Its nearly identical to the CA ban, with the exception that in CA you commit a misdomeanor for the first conviction, whereas in IL you would be an instant FELON for having a magazine spring that could convert a magazine to hold more than 10 rounds..

Evil, disgusting, horrid... And the exact reason the Second Amendment was written.

snw19
03-07-2007, 05:25 PM
Should a ban like that get signed into law, which we hope it won't happen, Illinois will be sending away a lot of jobs to other states.
Not necessarily, you can't have a .50BMG in CA but there are still companies there that make them. They just can't sell their product there…

Its nearly identical to the CA ban, with the exception that in CA you commit a misdomeanor for the first conviction, whereas in IL you would be an instant FELON for having a magazine spring that could convert a magazine to hold more than 10 rounds..
That'll make CA jealous of IL's law and they'll have to pass another, more idiotic one…

I know none of our Illinois members voted for "Sen. Antonio Munoz - Dan Kotowski - John J. Cullerton - Mattie Hunter - Rickey R. Hendon, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Iris Y. Martinez, Kimberly A. Lightford and James T. Meeks" (Sponsors of SB0016); but they still got in. Write/Email your state representatives and senators about how you feel but since they were voted in by the majority (of people who voted), they'll probably side with their 'base' or stick to the propaganda they spread to get in. I hope these are a minority of senators in IL but seeing how the gun laws are there currently, I fear it's too late.

UrsusB
03-07-2007, 06:28 PM
** This is what I just emailed my state senator, Mr. A.J. Wilhelmi, 43rd district. His email is 'Wilhelmi@senatedem.state.il.us' if there is any other 43rd district residents reading this please feel free to email him or call his Office Phone: (815) 207-4445 ** :waiting:




Mr. A.J. Wilhelmi,

I would like to enter my opposition to State Senate Bill 16, this bill is yet another imposition upon the law abiding citizens of Illinois and will only serve to create what I would call ‘instant felons’ of many citizens of this great State. This is not the type of legislation that we should be looking towards for making our citizens safer in their daily lives. There is little evidence that this type of legislation in any other state has succeeded in making their citizens safer, it is not reasonable to believe that it will here.

I ask for your support in opposing this bill and all others like it that may come in the future, let us work for education and responsibility as citizens of our state and of our nation and not search for quick fixes or ‘feel good’ legislation of this type.

Sincerely and with best regards,

Jeff xxxx
xxx xxxx xx
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

UrsusB
03-08-2007, 04:47 PM
** Very nice, a next day reply to my email to my State Senator! ** :applause:


Dear Mr. xxxx,

Thank you for your email regarding opposition to SB 16.

Senator Wilhelmi would like for you to know that he is also opposing this piece of legislation. If he can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact him.

Sincerely,

Rhonda Wood
Legislative Assistant to
Senator A.J. Wilhelmi

Barrel-Burner
03-09-2007, 07:00 PM
Sent emails to my Senators and House Representatives , Senator Matt Murphy, Senator William Peterson and State Representative Sydney Mathias oppossing these two Bills, House Bill 873, Senate Bill 16. One reply from Senator William Peterson who opposes these Bills.

btown02
03-09-2007, 07:01 PM
Sent emails to my Senators and House Representatives .
Welcome to the forum, you did good. :)

panzermk2
03-09-2007, 10:38 PM
standard ILL BS after every election. Welcome to my world