NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
Search NSSF


Safety
-
Shooting
-
Hunting
-
Research
-
Government
-
News
-
Blog
-

Illinois Senate Puts the Hammer Down On Gov. Quinn’s Gun Grab Attempt

The Illinois State Senate on Nov. 28, in a decisive 46 –to- 4 vote, overrode a brazen attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to use his “amendatory veto power” to completely rewrite a senator’s bill originally intended to allow in-state purchases of ammunition by mail into a far-reaching piece of legislation effectively banning most semi-automatic rifles and shotguns (under the guide of being so-called “assault weapons”), imposing an outrageous tax on higher capacity magazines and outlawing all .50-caliber firearms and cartridges.

The vote now moves to the House, where, if it follows the Senate lead, the original modest legislation allowing residents to buy ammo from in-state companies by mail order will become law.

“Today is a good day for the Second Amendment in Illinois. We have scored a victory against short-sighted Chicago anti-gun policies,” said State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, the sponsor of the original bill. “The Governor overstepped his reach when he decided to rewrite this Senate bill and impose an assault weapons ban without the measure first being heard by the legislature,”

An aide to Quinn told the Peoria Star Journal that the governor will “vigorously pursue” his radical anti-gun agenda despite this set- back. We’re not surprised. No one is.

We’re happy that we can score one for those state senators who fought for their constituents’ Second Amendment rights, but we’re also under no illusions about what else the Governor and his anti-gun allies in Chicago led by Mayor Rahm Immanuel may have in store. The Senate vote was as much or more about the audacity of a highly unpopular governor attempting to run rough roughshod over the legislative branch as it was over the substance of his overreach.

We applaud the work of the Illinois citizens who helped make sure the veto override was so decisive. They’re also under no illusions. After all, they live in Illinois and are used to battling anti-Second Amendment zealotry originating in Cook Country (home of a newly enacted tax on firearms sales) and the City of Chicago, therein contained, advanced by the politicians they send to Springfield.





Both comments and pings are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Illinois Senate Puts the Hammer Down On Gov. Quinn’s Gun Grab Attempt”

  1. Tom Downs

    Christ, how dismal it must be to wake up in the morning and realize…I’m still in Illinois.

  2. Mojavegreen

    That turd needs to be removed from office. I am glad I dont live there. Unfortunately states love to copy one another….

  3. Mojavegreen

    impeachment? If he is that unpopular, getting him ejected from the governorship should be cake walk.

  4. Mike Crognale

    Who were the 4 idiots who voted for the Governor?

  5. Gerald Bomeister

    ILLINOIS!!! You need to remind the governer that his position is temporary and that he WORKS FOR YOU!!!!

  6. Gerald Bomeister

    ILLINOIS!!! You need to remind the governer that his position is temporary and that he WORKS FOR YOU!!!!

  7. Rick

    Quinn lost 99 out of 102 Illinois counties and beat his opponent by 17,000 votes after Crook County handed Quinn a 650,000 vote margin over the republican.Crook County continues to destroy Illinois as it has none of the values the rest of the state has

  8. jerry sweet

    when the citizens of illinois,get fed up with the likes of the govenor,and the mayor of chikillgo,then you can dictate to the rest of the gov just what they (can’) get away with.i would start with the old fashioned tar and feather and parade route.they work for you.make them do your bidding.

  9. jerry sweet

    all of them!!

  10. Detroitheat

    That SOB Gov. Pat Quinn wants to get rid of the .050 MGB because someone can take his ass out from 5,000 yards and more away. (Must be afraid of some thing or someone)

  11. Detroitheat

    Maybe he did an Obama and has just stolen it !!!!!!!!!

  12. Robert Myles

    If i read correctly, the far reacing ban on semi auto rifles,shotguns etc and any .50 cal ammo is still in this peice of trash bill. They should have overridrn the entire bill giving it a total thumbs downon any form of ban on second amendment rights. I am glad to see people in illinois are finally standing up and saying enough is enough and pishing back. Push this crap governor and his chigaco henchmen right out f the state and into a prison where they belong