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BREAKING: NRA Cautiously Optimistic on Defeating Illinois Gun Ban Bill
The Truth About Guns ^ | January 3, 2013 | Robert Farago

Posted on 01/03/2013 11:45:37 AM PST by neverdem

“I’ve never seen a piece of legislation that tramples on so many court decisions,” Todd Vandermyde told foxnews.com. The NRA’s man-on-the-spot told TTAG he was “cautiously optimistic” that enough State Senators would vote against HB1263 and HB815 to defeat the profoundly unconstitutional legislation, should the bills make it to the floor. “Gun owners have answered the clarion call,” Todd said. “I’ve got irate secretaries who can’t get anything done because the phone’s ringing off the hook.” Vandermyde advises gun owners to keep up the pressure. The bills are in Executive Committee this morning for more amendments. “The Senate adjourns tomorrow (Friday), but they could cancel that because there’s not enough work. In that case, it’s high noon today.” Meanwhile, ArmaLite has threatened to move if the laws are enacted. As well they might.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/03/2013 11:45:50 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

I’ll believe it when I see it.
I hope so but I’m not holding my breath.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 11:59:21 AM PST by servo1969
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To: neverdem

Sadly Obama is back in office for another four years. Give him another couple of Supreme Court picks and Barry gets to decide what the Constitution says......


3 posted on 01/03/2013 11:59:37 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: neverdem
ArmaLite has threatened to move if the laws are enacted

Don't threaten. DO.

4 posted on 01/03/2013 12:02:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DMZFrank; endthematrix; Chgogal; NotJustAnotherPrettyFace; Lawgvr1955; Petruchio; stylin19a; ...
Illinois Senate panel OKs ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

SPRINGFIELD — Driven by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, gun-control legislation designed to ban assault weapons and the ammunition that feeds them passed a Senate panel late Wednesday, setting the stage for a possible floor vote on Thursday.

The Democratic measures advanced out of the Senate Public Health Committee, which historically has been dominated by gun-control advocates, on party-line votes.

That's all I can get without registering.
5 posted on 01/03/2013 12:02:25 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: TurboZamboni

They are VERY welcome here in Texas!! Live free!!


6 posted on 01/03/2013 12:08:18 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: neverdem
These attempts MUST be DEFEATED!

There is no negotiation or compromise!

Throwing a “reasonable” label on a communist agenda, doesn't make it so.

7 posted on 01/03/2013 12:09:03 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: jakerobins
Give him another couple of Supreme Court picks and Barry gets to decide what the Constitution says......

He doesn't care what it says NOW.

8 posted on 01/03/2013 12:09:40 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: shankbear

Let them be left with sales taxes from the hemp-weaving hippie basket makers and whoever else is dumb enough to stay to fund their commie retard utopia.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 12:13:14 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: neverdem

Great.

The NRA is on the case.

Joyous.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 12:27:10 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: neverdem

The updates from this group and ISRA could be worded better.
My take this is grandstanding for the benefit of the Machine, if they lose downstate Dems in an election then the Machine will lose what really matters the power of the purse. So I think Madigan and his hebitch came up with a plan that satiates the drooling moron libs in the elite circles while at the same time sounding so effin stupid to the rest of the state that it goes nowhere.

LMT one of the finer makers of ARs is from Milan, IL. Kind of ironic that so many quality shops are from IL.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 12:38:21 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: neverdem

The updates from this group and ISRA could be worded better.
My take this is grandstanding for the benefit of the Machine, if they lose downstate Dems in an election then the Machine will lose what really matters the power of the purse. So I think Madigan and his hebitch came up with a plan that satiates the drooling moron libs in the elite circles while at the same time sounding so effin stupid to the rest of the state that it goes nowhere.

LMT one of the finer makers of ARs is from Milan, IL. Kind of ironic that so many quality shops are from IL.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 12:40:26 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: junta
Rock River Arms is also in Illinois. I own (ahem, owned until a tragic boating accident) one of their AR-15's. what a wonderful rifle!

I am headed to my favorite gun store tonight and buying another Remington 870 Express Tactical with the tube extension before the dummy rat assholes in this state try making them illegal again.

13 posted on 01/03/2013 1:37:06 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Tzimisce
Great. The NRA is on the case. Joyous.

Hopefully you're doing more to address the problem than just bitching about the NRA?

14 posted on 01/03/2013 2:17:56 PM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: neverdem

To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson: A government that fears the people won’t try this kind of crap.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 2:47:20 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: neverdem; All
If you are not a member of the NRA, you need to join tonight!
16 posted on 01/03/2013 3:14:51 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: neverdem
The bills are in Executive Committee this morning for more amendments

What's to amend. just kill it

17 posted on 01/03/2013 4:44:15 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: neverdem

Everybody is going about this all wrong, The NRA or whoever just needs to File an Emergency Petition for Relief before the very FEDERAL APPEALS court that just ordered the State Of Illinois to PASS A LAW MAKING IT LEGAL TO HAVE GUNS, Demand Sanctions and Contempt Charges for the entire Legislature. It seems to me that the Court will be rather pissed off and just might do something, at the very least they could probably issue a Restraining Order of some kind against the State as a whole. After all they are the second highest court in the country, and most courts and judges take a rather dim look on people that DIRECTLY DEFY their orders, especially when so Brazen. And don’t forget Attorney’s fees. But then again since this Deliberate Act is in Direct Violation of a Federal Appeals Court Order it might also fall under Title 18 241 Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law and open them all up to Personal Liability.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 6:00:33 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: jakerobins

“Give him another couple of Supreme Court picks and Barry gets to decide what the Constitution says”

****

A horse’s head, live girl, or dead boy in inJustice Roberts’ bed was enough to shred the Constitution. The rule of law has been replaced by rule of oligarchy.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 6:08:37 PM PST by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: xsrdx

No - I fully support sellouts, moderates and RINOs.

Let’s face it: Republicans need to be a big tent. We need to dump our extremists and work with the left to make common sense gun laws that will make our society more safe and fair.

I’ll send the NRA a check right now. :) It’s no longer tax deductible and that’s good.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 6:40:06 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce
Illinois Democrats Pull Plug on Gun /Ammo Bans

Why do you think there wasn't a peep about renewing the so called "assault weapons" ban in the 111th Congress when Obama had supermajorities in both houses?

21 posted on 01/03/2013 8:17:23 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Tzimisce
common sense gun laws

Have you even listened to the NRA lately? You should - it's not 1968.

Also, contributions to the NRA Foundation are tax deductible.

In any case, if you think the NRA is "moderate", at least send a check to GOA.

22 posted on 01/04/2013 10:24:09 AM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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