Illinois set to pass Forced Confiscation of All Semiautos

Discussion in 'Politics' started by achilles28, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. achilles28


    This is totally fucked. Looks like the Illinois State legislature will vote on HB1263 sometime in the next couple weeks. This is a ban not only on the sale, transfer and manufacture, but also, "the possession", of all semi-autos - handguns, ar's, pump-action shot-guns.

    This is it, guys. Turn them in, or have a warrant issued for your arrest, and get SWAT-teamed and shot to shit by the loving Government. 1776.

    If passed, Bill comes into effect March 2014.
  2. pspr


    I imagine there will be a court challenge and immediate injunction issued before this gets anywhere.
  3. achilles28


    UPDATE: Two firearms-related bills—including an assault weapons (and more) ban, gun range regulations and a magazine registration scheme—are now headed for committee. Click here to read the texts.

    Press release:

    “The ISRA has learned from a credible source that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton [above] will introduce a so called ‘assault weapons’ ban on Wednesday when the legislature returns for its ‘lame duck’ session. Cullerton hopes to ramrod the bill through and get it to Governor Quinn for signature by Friday. If he is successful at doing so, nearly every gun you currently own will be banned and will be subject to confiscation by the Illinois State Police . . .

    “Based on what we know about Cullerton’s bill, firearms that would be banned include all semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Pump action shotguns would be banned as well. This would be a very comprehensive ban that would include not only so-called ‘assault weapons’ but also such classics as M1 Garands and 1911-based pistols. There would be no exemptions and no grandfathering. You would have a very short window to turn in your guns to the State Police to avoid prosecution.”

    TTAG’s sources tell us there will be two bills: one for semi-automatic rifles, lever guns, shotguns and handguns with certain features (e.g., threaded barrels); and one for ammunition magazine capacity.

    Mags would be limited to 10 rounds and owners of existing magazines holding more than 10 rounds would have to register them with the state police.

    One [non-ISRA] gun guy on the front lines in the Land of Lincoln tells TTAG that the odds of the bills going through are 50 – 50. He advises gun owners both in and out of state to call Senate President Cullerton at 217 782 2000 and/or find another legislator to pester at

    “If gun owners around the country melt the phone lines in the next three days we can push this thing back . . . that would be a tremendous morale boost ahead of federal legislation.”
  4. achilles28


    I hope you're right!!!!!!
  5. Lucrum


    I don't understand why anyone who didn't have to would live in IL.
  6. I predict sales of revolvers to sky rocket.

    BTW: I hope it passes.
    1) Because we will see how serious they are about enforcement ability.
    2) no better wake -up call, that we are slouching towards a totalitarian state.
  7. ktm


    Nobody is confiscating anything. Current owners are grandfathered.

    It also seems to read that semi-auto pistols with 10 round or less capacity are exempt, although I just skimmed it.

    If passed, this should solve that crime issue in Chicago.
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao


    This is sarcasm, right?
  9. achilles28


    No they aren't! That's for a different subsection! Read section 24-1.9, within context of the 2012 criminal code
  10. Lucrum


    #10     Jan 3, 2013