From an email I received this morning, they cite different reasons, but who really knows (I also read that the senator endorsed by the FOP-fraternal order of police, was going to cast a vote for the ban):
BREAKING NEWS: Illinois Gun Owners Dodged a Bullet!
This just in.
The Democrats have pulled their gun ban bills for now.
Translation: They don’t have the votes.
What’s up? Three “key votes” are out of town, coupled with an onslaught of voter backlash (that would be your phone calls!). Thank you for making those calls.
The biggest reason we get to keep our freedom is because three freedom eschewing gun grabbers are out of town… that’s how close we came to losing this… but next week is another story.
From Sun-Times – State Sen. Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston) is in Israel. State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) is missing because of her mother’s death, and Senate Majority Leader James Clayborne (D-Belleville) had a health issue arise involving a family member, Steans said.
Rich Miller at CapFax has this to say:
(CapFax) – * 12:59 pm – From what I’m hearing, you can forget about both issues for the rest of the lame duck session. What a mess. According to the news that bills that were being proposed were HB1263 - Assault Weapons Ban - Amendments 5, 6, & 7 and HB0815 - Amendment #3 - High Capacity Magazine Ban which limits the capacity to a maximum of 10 rounds. The amendments are where it states what they are wanted to push through with the original bills. The Assault weapons bills do not list what types of weapons they want to ban but it states "Automatic and Semi-Auto" weapons so this could include a lot of guns including hand guns. The first link below is for HB1263 Amendment #7 and the second is for HB 815 Amendment #3. What I find interesting is that the high capacity magazine amendment bill is linked to a nuclear energy plant bill.
http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09700HB1263sam007&GA=97&Sessi onId=84&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=57242&DocNum=1263&GAID= 11&Session
http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09700HB0815sam003&GA=97&Sessi onId=84&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=56601&DocNum=815&GAID=1 1&Session
Thanks to all who made phone calls! We need this kind of grassroots efforts to keep this kind of nonsense from creeping up in our state.But we are not out of hot water yet! This could be voted on at any time in the next week until the new legislature is sworn in, SO KEEP THOSE PHONE CALLS COMING...
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