Illinois Looks To Pass Assault Weapons Ban, Taking Them From People Who Already Possess

This will absolutely nothing to stop the “gun violence” in Democratic Party run cities like Chicago. It will just disarm law abiding citizens. And force law abiding citizens to give up their legally purchased “assault rifles”

Illinois Democrats want to act with ‘urgency’ on proposal banning assault weapons

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would ban the sale and ownership of assault-style weapons —joining states such as California and New York that have enacted similar bans.

First introduced during the final week of the veto session by House firearm safety and reform working group chairman Rep. Bob Morgan, D-Deerfield, House Bill 5855 would outlaw the manufacture, possession, delivery, selling, and purchasing of assault weapons, .50 caliber rifles, and .50 caliber cartridges. The proposal comes as firearm homicides increased by 35% from 2019 to 2020 nationwide, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Monday, the bill will be heard during a House judiciary criminal committee meeting. Hundreds of supporters and opponents have signed up for the meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. in Chicago.

Morgan’s legislation lists more than 100 weapons that would be banned, including the AR-15 rifle which was used to kill seven people and injure 48 others during a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park. The bill also increases the age for most Illinoisans to carry a firearm from 18 to 21.

The Protect Illinois Communities Act has more than 25 co-sponsors as of Friday and is expected to be a priority for the Illinois General Assembly when lawmakers return in January for the lame-duck session or early in the regular session.

The State Journal-Register, an Illinois paper, minimizes that part about possession. Patch goes a little deeper

House Bill 5855 defines “assault weapons” and bans various semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns, magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, .50 caliber firearms and switches that are designed to increase a gun’s rate of fire.

If approved, the bill would immediately forbid the sale of assault-style weapons. People who already own such weapons would have to register them between 80 and 300 days after the act takes effect and pay a $25 fee.

After that, the registered owner may transfer the weapon to an heir, a resident of another state who will keep it out of state or a licensed gun dealer.

Does that 80-300 days mean what you think? Yes, yes it does

(WSILTV) The proposed legislation, HB 5855 or the “Protect Illinois Communities Act,” would not only ban the future sale of assault weapons, but also high capacity-magazines.

It would also raise the minimum age to purchase or own a weapon.

Supporters of the proposed law concede Highland Park’s ban on assault weapons did not prevent that mass shooting, but believe a state-wide ban could still stop similar shootings.

The bill makes it illegal to manufacture, delivery, sell or purchase any assault weapon in the state. You also wouldn’t be allowed to possess that weapon 300 days after the final passage of the legislation.

You could leave it out of state, but, you may not possess your legally purchased rifle within the state. And, yes, 2nd Amendment groups are already lining up to sue if it passes and the governor signs it. We can expect all the criminals and thugs and gangs to give up their “assault rifles” and magazines which hold more than 10, right?

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18 Responses to “Illinois Looks To Pass Assault Weapons Ban, Taking Them From People Who Already Possess”

  1. Dana says:

    Of course, the “mass shootings” in which the AR-15 was used killed mostly white people, so it’s bad, bad, bad! The handguns, used in the vast majority of killings in Chicago, killings of mostly black victims by black thugs, maybe not so much.

    The problem is not, and never has been, the law-abiding; the problem is, as always, the criminals.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      It’s comforting that Mr Dana is so concerned about the well-being of poor Blacks.

      Many mass shooters are law-abiding until they shoot a bunch of innocents, aided by the availability of assault weapons designed to kill bunches of humans.

      • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

        Hey stupid! Yeah, I mean you dowd. This stupid statement should get your money back from whatever shit headed college you attended: “Many mass shooters are law-abiding until they shoot a bunch of innocents”.

        EVERYBODY is law abiding until they’re NOT. Idiot. I’m not concerned about the well being of poor blacks but I still have enough good sense to see his point.

        What have you ever done for poor blacks? Or anybody, period?

        Musk ’24

        • Dana says:

          LGB wrote:

          Musk ’24

          Sadly, Elon Musk was born in South Africa, and is not a natural born American citizen.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:


          You see his point? Good.

          His point is minimizing the societal impact of mass shootings by ‘whatabouting’ shootings in inner cities. ‘Look over there!’

          We get it. NuCons support mass murder because they support any activity that disrupts society.

          • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

            No, you don’t “get it”. You never get it. You’re a selfish, self serving nazi who hates America and our heritage and who would deny us free speech and TRTKABA. YOU ARE THE ENEMY.

            And yes, I knew Musk can’t legally run but the constitution didn’t stop the demonazis from stealing the last two elections so WTF?

            DeSantis/Musk ’24

      • Dana says:

        But is it comforting to know that Mr Dowd apparently isn’t concerned about the well-being of poor blacks?

        According to the St Louis Police Department, there have been 186 homicides in the Gateway City through December 11, 2022. Of those 186, 167 — 25 women and 142 men — or 89.78% of the total victims were black, in a city in which only 44.8% of the population are black.

        The last figure I saw was 443 people killed by “mass shootings” over the past ten years, but 489 people, most of whom have been black or Hispanic so far this year alone in the City of Brotherly Love. The vast majority of them were killed not by evil reich-wingers with AR-15s on rock-n-roll — and you’d have to modify an AR-15 for it to fire as an automatic — but by other black or Hispanic gang-bangers using handguns.

        But President Biden, Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA), incoming Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA), Mayor Jim Kenney (D-Philly) are all concerned about the weapons which kill white people, and won’t say diddly about the black-on-black killings.

        So, tell me: why doesn’t this concern you? Yeah, I have my own answer as to why the left and the Democrats ignore the carnage in major cities and focus on the relatively much smaller number of mass shootings, but I’m biased; tell me why you think that is.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          These are two different issues.

          Mr Dana wishes to distract and minimize the impact of mass shootings, reducing the recent phenomena to a balance sheet. He hides his contempt for those urban dwellers with faux concern. This is not a new ploy by right-wingers.

          Further, Mr Dana makes the claims: Mass shooters kill whites; gangbangers kill Blacks. He’s half right. Some mass shooters kill indiscriminately, but many have hate-based agendas to kill gays, Blacks, Hispanics, children. Many mass shooters have a political agenda. What is true is that most mass shooters are white males, and most inner city murderers are black males.

          In fact, as a society we can and should attempt to reduce mass shootings AND murders in the inner cities.

          Can we do it? It’s doubtful. America has shown it hasn’t the will to stop mass shootings – remember when 20 six and seven year olds were murdered in Newtown, Connecticut? The response was to do nothing. What is clear is that mass shootings in the US have become a social phenomenon – young white men carefully planning the murders – buying the guns, ammo and body armor.

          Mr Dana misleads that there is no interest in black-on-black killings which are largely based on poverty, the drug trade and hopelessness. The US homicide rate dropped precipitously starting in the early 90s. Note too, it’s right-wingers who support the widespread ownership of semi-auto pistols used in most inner city murders. Liberal attempts to limit semi-auto weapons is met with great resistance from right-wing ‘patriots’.

          • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

            I bet a lot of people wished those fukin bad white people stopped Adolf from banning weapons to citizens.

            All you nazis want gun control, dowd. Try something new. Maybe execution for murder.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Do you really feel that the Jews in Germany (1% of the population) would have been able to fight off the Nazis if they had just had guns?

            The nations of France, England, the United States and Russia had a hard enough time with the Nazis.

            The right-wing wet dream that an armed populace will defeat an authoritarian modern military is laughable. Wolverines!!

            Nazis and fascists were the problem, not guns.

    • The Night Wind says:

      IIRC, the Ar-15 used in that case also was stolen. BTW, how come nobody ever talks about banning SSRis and other mind-altering prescription drugs that almost all of these mass-killers are found to have in their system?

  2. Jl says:

    And yet grandpa Brandon keeps the border open insuring more illegal drugs like Fentanyl make their way to the inner cities…

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Certainly, you don’t feel that fentanyl is carried into the United States by migrants. It isn’t. Fentanyl from Mexico enters through Ports of Entry. Has President Biden loosened the searches at the Ports of Entry?

      In 2020, the rate of deaths (per 100,000 population) involving synthetic opioids, which includes fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and tramadol, was higher in urban counties (18.3) than in rural counties (14.3).

      Although the overdose death rate was higher in urban counties, it was nearly as high in rural counties. And rural counties had a higher percentage of female deaths from overdose.

      Fentanyl and related substances make up about 2/3rds of overdose deaths in the US.

      • david7134 says:

        Did you feel it was imperative that you say something stupid? The reports I see indicate excessive opiates coming from the southern border due to Biden’s inability to govern and enforce the law.

  3. Hairy says:

    RPGs !!! We really need them to prevent a tyrannical government from controlling us.
    Can we haz RPGs please? I know our founding fathers would agree

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