May 22, 2007

Senate Bill 1007 passes.

I received a call from my friend Matt tonight that Senate Bill 1007 (SB1007) passed the Illinois Senate today. Unfortunately I can not find anything online the corroborates this, but if it just happened today, tomorrow may be the earliest the various websites are updated. For those of you that donít know what SB1007 is, basically bans all magazines holding more than ten rounds.

Provides that beginning 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act, it is unlawful for any person within this State to knowingly manufacture, deliver, sell, purchase, or possess or cause to be manufactured, delivered sold, purchased, or possessed a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Provides that these provisions do not apply to a person who possessed a prohibited weapon, device, or attachment before the effective date of this amendatory Act. Provides that on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act, such person may transfer such device only to an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining that device in another state, or a dealer licensed as a federal firearms dealer. Specifies penalties for violations. Provides exemptions. Provides that the provisions of the Act are severable. Effective immediately.

Emphasis Mine

Folks that little highlighted phrase pretty much sums up the bill. However, notice they have the word deliver in there. That means that if a visitor from out of state comes to Illinois with a large capacity magazine, say as the standard magazine for some Ruger 9MM handguns they own. They are at a range with some friends and loan them some mags to be used in their own Ruger 9mm. They technically are in violation of the law. Yes, I know itís a stretch, but that is how itís worded.

Right now if you live in Illinois our only hope is that the house votes this bill down. I urge, no let me take that back, I beg you to contact your State Representative, which can be found here if you don't know who it is, and tell them to oppose the passing of this bill. If you think it wonít pass, remember itís already two thirds of the way there. We all know the Governor will sign this law. Lets stop it in its tracks now.

My major problem with this is that itís a gateway bill. A gateway to the more oppressive Senate Bill 16 (SB0016) that pretty much bans all ďassault weaponsĒ and their definition of assault weapon is pretty loose, including most semi-automatic weapons. Thatís just opening the way to banning all firearms.

Since we are on the subject of Assault Weapons, I found this very informative video clip that truly explains the difference between an assault weapon and a semi-auto and how they are easily confused together.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at May 22, 2007 05:41 PM | TrackBack

This actually passed about a week ago, and it has got to get defeated in the house otherwise Illinois Law Abiding Citizens get punished for a fear mongers lies. Why do we let our state government punish us and chase away our jobs. One Illinois gun manufacturer has already gotten approval and plans to be moved out of state by November. Les Baer Custom is moving from Hillsdale, IL to Le Claire Iowa. Just approved last night. What about the other 4 manufactures around the Quad Cities?

Posted by: Petey at May 22, 2007 06:42 PM

They'll get out if they're smart

This poxy fucking state deserves to become the third world of America.


Posted by: Graumagus at May 23, 2007 05:55 AM

You're correct Petey, it did get passed on the 9th. Now I'm wondering why I wasn't notified until yesterday, my network is slacking.

If I was a Firearm or firearm accessory manufacturer, I'd be moving out of the state ASAP.

Posted by: Contagion at May 23, 2007 06:09 AM

As for the video (I've seen it before and I agree it is excellent), I'm convinced that contrary to public belief that that assholes voting on this shit know very well the difference between a semi-auto and assault weapon. They deliberately use the confusion to push their fucking bullshit down our throats.

I've about fucking had it with this shit. I'll call the rep (and even been polite) but I don't think it's going to matter.

Posted by: Graumagus at May 23, 2007 11:02 AM

This doesn't even affect my state, and it still pisses me off.

Posted by: Jabbah at May 23, 2007 03:07 PM