Gov Quinn Teams Up With Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Propose Bill To Tax And Ban Your Guns

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Bigcountry02, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

    This is just in from ammoland.

    Governor Quinn Teams Up With Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Propose Bill To Tax And Ban Your Guns

    CHATSWORTH, Ill --( As many of you know, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today utilized his amendatory veto authority to hijack a pro-gun bill and convert it into a ban on so called assault weapons. Quinn claims that his bill would “…make Illinois a safer place.”

    Of course, lawful Illinois firearm owners know better. We know that Quinn’s true aim is to obliterate private firearm ownership in the state. Closer analysis of Quinn’s bill reveals a host of opportunities for Quinn and his buddy Emanuel to make life miserable for the state’s lawful firearm owners.

    Here is just a partial list of what this bill would do, if passed:

    1. Ban the manufacture, possession or sale of nearly every semiautomatic rifle, pistol and shotgun you own.

    2. Specifically ban Glock pistols since they share a common design with the Glock 18, a select fire handgun.

    3. Require you to register every semiautomatic firearm and every magazine you own that exceeds 10 round capacity.

    The kicker is that, under Quinn’s proposal, the State Police can charge you unlimited fees to register your guns. Thus if Quinn’s bill passes, you could very well find yourself paying $100 or even $1,000 per firearm per year to comply with the law. Additionally, you could find yourself paying $50, $100 or even $500 per year for each “high capacity” magazine you own. Can’t pay? Well then you would have to surrender your guns to the State Police for destruction.

    This is just a taste of what you could expect from Quinn’s gun ban. Twists and turns in the bill would certainly open up the doors to taxation, regulation, and outright bans on every civilian owned firearm in the state.

    Oh, and one thing is for sure, you can forget about concealed carry if Quinn’s gun ban passes.


    1. Call your State Senator ASAP and politely tell him or her that you are a law-abiding Illinois firearm owner and that you expect him or her to vote against Quinn’s gun ban should it come up for a vote. If you do not know who your State Senator is, please follow this link:

    Illinois Board of Elections District Official/Search:

    2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family who own firearms. Tell them to make calls to the senate as well.

    3. Post this alert to any and all Internet blogs or bulletin boards to which you belong.

    4. If you’re not already a member of the ISRA, then it’s time you signed on to protect your gun rights. To join the ISRA, follow this link:

    5. Make a generous donation to the ISRA today so that we will be able to fight on against gun grabbers like Pat Quinn and Rahm Emanuel:

    The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

  2. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

    I hate this damn state and the idiots that run it.

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    Un-elect the S.O.B.
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

    Looks like border states are going to get more residents and probably a few more gun manufacturers.
  5. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

    I would move to Indiana in a second if I could, but my house won't sell for anywhere near what I need, so I am stuck for the time being. I have no idea how these people get elected. (well actually I know full well how, but I'm not going to go into it). Nobody I know voted for Quinn, the counties, other than Cook, hate him and the city. It's time the people of Illinois stop letting Chitcago run the state.
  6. TDS92A

    TDS92A New Member Supporter

    I think that Chicago was under better management when the "Mafia" ran it. At least there was some honor in the leadership. But we all know that the "Mafia" does not exist.:)
  7. bkt

    bkt New Member

    Wait. What? Amendatory authority?! You're telling us one person - the governor of the state - can take a bill coming to his or her desk, rewrite (amend) it, sign it and it becomes law?

    How's that any godd@mn different from having a monarch?

    And I thought I have it bad in New York. If I were living in Illinois, I'd be perusing homes and jobs in Texas right about now. No way would I register anything while I was still in the state.
  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

    . Read below

    Guess that sums up how my days going so far
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    I told you guys they would take the tax route and pull this sh!t. I hate when I'm right.
  10. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

    Homes are cheap in AZ and NV right now...and the winters are a hell of a lot better!
  11. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

    BKT, we have the same deal in NY, no better, just doing the same things, different times. Its all about the Mucks in NYC, LI and Albany. Funny how the few that live in an area no bigger than a single large county get the say over the entire state.

    There is a precedence for this already churning in Tobacco, Booze and even sugar sweetened drinks in NY. The way to get rid of Vices is to Tax them out of existence, its FOOG (For Our Own Good). After all, the Supremes just upheld the right of the government to tax us for anything they choose, as long as its only a tax its AOK!

    This is a very tricky time in our nation. The polls show a race for presidency that is very close, few are concerned about the other races and those in charge could feel empowered to act quickly while the specter of the big race fogs our vision and other senses.

    Its every state for themselves, were not able to focus on everything anymore, the environment is way too target rich and States rights are about all that left between us and The Federated States of America. I am very worried about NY, we are such pushovers for anything they label as progress!
  12. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

    i had never heard the term "amendatory authority" in my life. Googled it up. Turns out IL voters approved a new Constitutuion in 1970. One of the things in the new Constitution was the governors "amendatory authority".

    The the legislature can approve the governors amendment by a majority vote or veto it by a 3/5 vote. If the legislature does nothing the bill is dead.

  13. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    Yikes!! My Dad will have to sell his guns to me or move to IN ASAP!!
  14. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

    Rahm Emanuel ... it is what it sounds like. ;) A snake on an asphalt gutter.
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    We get what we vote into office. (Well what you vote into office. :eek:)
  16. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

    mental note - never, EVER, have anything to do with Chicago ...... what a dump :cool:
  17. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

    Rahm tried the crap last year and the legislators downstate had a conniption. The rest of the state is good old boys and farmers. This is why it is not at all fair for the city to run the state. IL is pretty large state, with a huge cultural difference once you get outside of Cook (Crook) county. The issue is that the population of people living on the government dime is huge in Chicago, as is the population is over liberal douche tards, and these are the idiots that keep voting in the whiny minority. I like my little town, there is a ton of history here, the people are good, the buildings are old and full of character, I don't want to be forced out of here because I am losing my freedoms, besides I can't afford to sell at this point in time, I would if that were an option, but I'd rather try and fix this horribly broken state.
  18. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

    I didn't see this thread already when I created my own...but I've dissected it too and wrote down my thoughts in the link below, to the best of my understanding, and as I read it, you can go to prison for possession of various Air Rifles as well.

    Everything detailed here

    On a side note, I was not old enough in the early 90's to really know what was going on politically (Was born in '84)

    Anyone who was around then, can you comment on this:

    What was the political climate surrounding the Assault Weapons Ban back then from the Clinton Administration? Is it akin to this, or different?
  19. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

    the climate feels much more toxic today than it did back then in my opinion. But after the past 2 decades the Gov't has shown it's true colors and is totally out of control with power grabbing. Of course information dissemination via the internet is greater today today. I think more people are aware of what is going on than ever before.

    Keep in mind the 94' AWB was more popular with legislators than it was with the people, hence the shellacking the Dem's took in 94'. But even with the balance of power shifting no one really made an effort to repeal the ban and Bush allowing it to expire was a no brainer - repeal it and he looks bad, renew it and he looks bad, let it sunset and it's not his problem.

    Gun control will never be a dead issue, as those in favor of it refuse to acknowledge the realities of the world around them. Folks in favor of gun control have 2 things in common - more and more power in the hands of Gov't and the idea that they can be safe at all costs :cool:
  20. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

    Gotta love Crook county one of the most violent cities in the nation good thing those criminals are remembering that carrying guns in IL is illegal. The NRA youth camp actually took advantage of they're stupidity. They have a guns for cash program, doesn't matter if guns work or what no questions asked u bring a gun they give you cash. only guns criminals ever turn in are not working. They took a bunch of broken and damaged guns up there turned em in and got enough cash to buy all the ammo for the camp and 4 guns to give away. Isn't it nice of chicago to help ;)