Illinois Democrats push for gun ban

Democrats In Illinois Push Further Gun Ban

Illinois Senate Democrats pressed forward with new gun ban laws in the last days of protest. They advanced legislation late Wednesday to restrict semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, much like Washington, D.C., as no doubt Meet the Press reporter David Gregory is now fully aware.

Looking out for their own, the Illinois State Rifle Association issued an “urgent alert” to members warning them that Democratic legislators were trying to push a last-minute law:

“There would be no exemptions and no grandfathering. You would have a very short window to turn in your guns to the state police and avoid prosecution.”

Though a Senate committee approved two bills already, Democratic supporters are still challenging the full Senate. One ban would be the possession, delivery, sale and transfer of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. People who currently own such weapons could keep the guns as long as they have them registered, says Human Events. The bill would only allow semiautomatic weapons to be used at shooting ranges under strict regulation.

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