This is what Joe was all in a bunch about - he's so excited to screw law abiding citizens and criminalize them, while giving real criminals a pass.
If you live in Illinois, and care about your rights, you need to let these idiots know, in a nice way, that they are uniformed idiots. Don't let your rights be taken from you - it's that simple.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was
released today by the ISRA Political Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF):
A proposal to ban hundreds of models of popular sporting rifles and
shotguns is raising the ire of gun owners across Illinois. Sponsored by
Senate President Emil Jones, SB16 prohibits the manufacture, sale and
possession of a host of rifles and shotguns widely used for hunting and
target shooting. Owners of affected firearms would have 90-days to
surrender their property to the Illinois State Police or risk felony
"The net effect of this bill would be the destruction of many
time-honored Illinois traditions," said ISRA-PVF spokesman, Richard
Pearson. "Competitive target shooting -- enjoyed by thousands of
Illinoisans -- would become a thing of the past. Collectors would feel the
sting of this legislation as well, since their collections would become
virtually worthless overnight. Thanks to the ambiguous wording of the bill,
its passage would instantly create hundreds of thousands of felons out of
folks who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket before. The kicker
is, this bill contains absolutely no provisions that address violent
criminals -- its sole impact is on the law-abiding hunter and sportsman."
"If SB16 passes the Senate, the state's gun owners will know exactly
where to place the blame," continued Pearson. "That blame rests squarely
with the senate Democrats, both north and south of I-80, who elevated Emil
Jones to the president's chair."
"The lawful firearm owners of Illinois have enjoyed mutually-beneficial
relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle," commented
Pearson. "If SB16 passes, many of those relationships will come to a
screeching halt. Southern Illinois politics are in a state of change, with
senate races getting closer all the time. If the senate Democrats who
elected Emil Jones to the presidency cannot control him, then we'll do what
we can to take his majority away from him. No friend of Emil Jones is a
friend of ours."
The ISRA-PVF is a political action committee affiliated with the
Illinois State Rifle Association. A copy of our report is available for a
fee from the Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.