Illinois State Assembly approves gun confiscation bill

The state legislature of Illinois has approved a bill, HB 1465, which:

  • Requires 18 to 20-year-olds to hand over or transfer ownership of heretofore legally possessed “assault weapons” — which the NRA-ILA describes as commonly-owned “semi-automatic firearms” — as well as any magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
  • Bans the sale of certain types of semi-automatic weapons to individuals under age 21.
  • Makes owning such a weapon by persons under age 21 a Class 3 felony for a first offense and a Class 2 felony for a second offense.

The government forcing people to forfeit or hand over weapons previously deemed legal is confiscation.

On February 28, 2018, the bill was passed by a vote of 64-51 in the State House of Representatives. On March 14, 2018, the Illinois State Senate passed the bill by a vote of 33-22. Both the House and Senate are controlled by a Democrat majority.

HB 1465 was introduced in Illinois’ House by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D). The bill’s 23 co-sponsors are all Democrats: 16 females, 7 males.

HB 1465 was introduced in Illinois’ Senate by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago). There were 7 co-sponsors, among whom was Republican Sen. Jim Oberweis, whom the NRA had given an “A” rating in 2014.

The bill deviates from the traditional military definition of assault rifle, requiring the weapon to be capable of selective fire options like three round bursts and fully-automatic, and instead defines it as any semi-automatic rifle or pistol with a belt or magazine fed system capable of more than 10 rounds or featuring a folding stock or the ability to accept tactical attachments such as scopes. The definition also includes some .50 caliber rifles.

Critics of the gun confiscation bill were taken aback by “the idea that the government would confiscate property.” The bill’s House sponsor, Rep. Michelle Mussman, responded to these concerns by assuring them “authorities will not visit homes to pick up weapons.” Rather, “a first offense for getting caught with prohibited firearms would be a misdemeanor offense.”

After the state Senate passed the bill, HB 1465 must go back to the House for reconciliation because the Senate added an amendment, meant to attract Republican support for the bill, which would allow individuals who owned such weapons prior to the passage of the law to use that fact as an affirmative defense when facing felony charges under the legislation.

But Sen. Chapin Rose (R) told Watchdog.org that the amendment would not necessarily protect owners of the weapons from facing felony charges if they do not surrender them. He believes the bill should have exempted current owners of the weapons from facing charges, rather than just offering them an affirmative defense while under arrest.

If Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signs the bill, HB 1465 will become law. Residents under the age of 21 will have 90 days to turn over the guns and magazines.

Rauner recently vetoed a bill that would have required gun retailers to be licensed by the state, claiming that to be “unnecessary, burdensome regulation.” Gubernatorial vetoes can be overturned by a three-fifths majority vote in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly.

Illinois also recently passed other gun control bills in addition to the gun confiscation HB 1465:

  • The Illinois State Senate passed HB 1467, which bans bump stocks and trigger cranks, and added an amendment to that bill allowing localities to ban what it defines as assault weapons, potentially creating different gun laws on a town-by-town basis in Illinois.
  • The Illinois House of Representatives passed HB 1468, which would impose a 72-hour waiting period on purchases of items defined as assault weapons. The Senate has yet to vote on the measure.

Sources: Breitbart; Fox2; WAND-TV; Truth In Media

NRA members in Illinois should read this: “Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons”.

~Eowyn

65 responses to “Illinois State Assembly approves gun confiscation bill

  1. Well there ya go they are out in full force Government gun take up coming soon to your town. WHAT are you going to do? Wear out the phone to your congressman or senator (lower case not deserving) and keep calling till they are on board or they have you blocked. Again using emotion not facts to drive a agenda of the progressives.

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    • Is that a joke, really? If I lived in Chicago,better bring the National Guard to confiscate my weapon, that’s all she wrote!

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    • There are no words. Look at Chicago. Guns are already “illegal” and the shootings continue apace. The “law abiding” citizens are targets. The cops, obviously, can’t and won’t protect them. So what do they want to do? Disarm the law-abiding.

      We all know this has NOTHING to do with crime. Just let that concept sink in. They want to deprive you of a method to defend yourself. They want to be able to rule us without fear of reprisal. They want to make criminals of anyone who will not submit.

      Unless you can live life on your knees you’d better stand up to this.

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      • The whole state is going under, having the highest tax burden in the country as of last year, according to wallethub and others. Last year the MEDIAN state and local tax burden was $8,100. It’s also the second from the bottom state on indebtedness so those taxes are going up. Any young person who accepts a job in Illinois or other Marxist tax hell like Connecticut except as a last resort needs his or her head examined. An Internet Madame Lafarge needs to be recording the names and whereabouts of the rich Dems responsible for imposing this evil on society’s producers.

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      • That’s progressives’ whole idea– better for achieving “social justice,” you know.

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  2. Shameful, Gun Control is Communism and Nazism!!

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    Kristi Ann

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  3. I don’t think Rauner will sign the bill. But ya never know…

    Just how are they going to make criminals, who don’t follow the law, comply?

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    • They all have their orders from their owners. That is not you and me. They want this done. I actually think they want a civil war. It is undeniable that they want chaos. “Chao ab Chao”.

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    • If he’s seen too much MSM and feels he need to RINO to get re-elected, uh oh…

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    • That is one of the reasons some states have little tattle lists that gun owners are supposed to be on when they purchase a gun from a firearms store. So the commie/socialist govt. will know who has them and go knocking at the door.
      Pray this freedom destroying bill is soundly defeated.

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  4. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    As we all know that Illinois is a DEMOCRAT state. This is illegal.

    kommonsentsjane

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  5. Kevin J Lankford

    they just turned a lot of good young men into criminals; I’d be one of em, if I weren’t already too old.

    We’ll see what it gets em…..

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  6. First Priority: Gangs in the inner cities…yea…let’s see how that pans out..

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    • Joyce . . . . You have brought up a priority question . . . that is when Chicago, Illinois CANNOT get the gun violence in this city under control, why would they ever think they have the right to harass other people who are not mentally ill, or who not are a menace to society? When they clean up the “gangs in the inner cities” then let them turn their efforts to other problems. They are making up problems out of thin air. If we were at war, how could anyone in good conscience issue forced enlistment and force these same young people to utilize these kinds of weapons? This is just ridiculous.

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  7. Guess our young men and women don’t need to worry about the draft now. No uncle scam, er sam, can’t fight in your wars anymore, cause I anit allowed to hold a gun.

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  8. Look at how they engineered this. The false flags, the “left v right” dichotomy. Now anyone labeled “left” is “duty bound” to support gun confiscation. When laws are unconstitutional they are null and void.

    Once one of them gets away with something like this they all jump on it.

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  9. Blow Me Barney Fife! This country does not have enough Barneys to confiscate guns. You’re too Stupid to realize that.

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  10. Hadenoughalready

    Perhaps they should also inform the gangs and criminals who don’t give a rat’s ass about laws.
    I hope there’s a massive exodus from Illinois and I assume there will be at any time soon.
    Maybe they should just arrest their mozlem in chief, Mayor Rahm Immanuel, instead, and stop the foolishness, once and for all…

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  11. If they really do this “Stealing” of weapons, I hope the blood of the “theives” run up to the horses’ bridles.

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  13. I wonder what Wolfgang Halbig, a great American, thinks about this.

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  14. Chicago, home of the communist party and their red diaper babies.What they did violates the Bill of Rights,ignore this so called law,if they come make them pay ….

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  15. If they submit then they deserve whatever fate is in store for them.

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  16. Drip…drip…drip.

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  17. It seems that this would guarantee a trip to the Supreme Court. Maybe that’s what they want. If they can establish that “shall not be infringed” somehow doesn’t apply to magazine size or type of action they think they’ll have a victory.

    Maybe that’s why the story about Scalia. They want more commies on the Court.

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  18. Ken_In_Las_Vegas_NV

    Yet another stupid gun confiscation law that will be struck down by the SCOTUS…

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  19. I notice not only were they all Democraps but more than half were females. They should not be deciding what male defenders need. Do they want to get raped during an invasion?
    Are they that STUPID to disarm their men? This is beyond treason into lunacy.
    Get them outta there. They belong in homemaking class, not in defense.

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  20. ManCavePatriot

    Saul Alinsky must be ‘goose-stepping’ in his grave for the bolshevik act by ‘comrade Mussmann’.

    Liked by 5 people

  21. Hey Dad, brother Joe?? Buy me a gun.
    Yeah, like this bill will stop any under 21 owning a gun….in someone else’s name!

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  22. The far bigger news is no one cares, and this will spread like wildfire. Arizona is now working on a confiscation bill, and it is supported by republicans, sheriffs, and the republican governor.

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  23. Well, this should work nicely. Nothing like building a false sense of security for the people, because we all know as soon as the bill is passed, all criminals will suddenly lay down all their arms.

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  24. Home of Chiraq, gun control capital of America already…

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  25. MS 13 is exempt

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  26. Too bad IL isn’t closer to Califailure. We could just boot the both out of the union and they could go their own way. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  27. Its Hitler Stalin Pol Pot Mao stupid. Disarm license and incarcerate all government employees. They support democracy and push it to communism. Incarcerate or more every one of them for their communist leanings.

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  28. Illinois Marxist ZioJesuit State Assembly approves gun confiscation bill for white American fighting-aged men…

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  29. People PLEASE call governor Rauner and demand he VETO all gun control Bills. Also call your state reps and demand they support our 2A rights. Even if you live outside the State PLEASE CALL

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  31. I’m sure this will go over just as well as the registries in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Y’all remember the ones that nobody signed up for?
    There is no requirement to comply with an unconstitutional mandate. This is not law. Anyone attempting to enforce this is acting under color of law and should be treated as a hostile enemy combatant.
    Their end game is complete disarmament. I think they should just go for it. When entire neighborhoods meet them in the streets, they’ll change their tune. The tree of liberty is thirsty. Nothing makes it bloom like the blood of tyrants.

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  32. Old enough to die for your country, or conquer a sovereign nation for it’s resources, but not old enough to defend your own life and that of your family.
    It’s a Jew world order gun grab in case you missed it.

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  33. There has never been a government that banned it’s own ARMED FORCES from “Keeping and Bearing” ARMS.
    Find one government in the history of humanity that felt a need to document a “RIGHT” for it’s ARMED FORCES to possess ARMS.
    Oppressive Governments are ALWAYS banning the People’S RIGHTS to arms.
    The claim that the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to give Our ARMED FORCES a “right” to keep and carry ARMS is S-T-U-P-I-D.
    The only reason for the Second Amendment is to clearly spell-out the GOD GIVEN RIGHT of INDIVIDUALS to keep & bear ARMS.
    The only reason for the BILL(list) of RIGHTS was to codify INDIVIDUALS’ GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
    Has there ever been a government that was not chock full of it’s “rights” up to and including declaring itself to be the Lord God Almighty?! (Rome, Egypt, Israel,etc)
    Does the 1st Amendment mean the GOVERNMENT is allowed to give speeches? Try shutting up any Politician. But THEY would LOVE to shut YOU up, hence the FIRST Amendment.
    Anyone who tells you the 2nd Amendment applies to the Army or State Militia, is telling you they think you are STUPID.
    There has NEVER been a government that felt it had to codify it’s army’s/soldier’s “RIGHT” to “Keep and BEAR ARMS” because there has NEVER been a government that refused to allow It’s own soldiers to KEEP and BEAR ARMS!
    The Second Amendment was written for the People, like the other 9 Amendments in the Bill of Rights. This was confirmed by the SCOTUS in the DC vs Heller decision, where they stated that the “People” in the Second Amendment were the same “People” that are mentioned in the First and Fourth Amendment.
    The 2nd Amendment clearly guarantees the “right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms”, and certainly not “the Militia”.
    Why would “the Militia”, a type of army manned by citizen-soldiers as opposed to full-time “regulars”, need a constitutional amendment to guarantee they have the right “to keep and bear arms”?
    Is there any specific statement anywhere in the Constitution that the army Congress is empowered to raise has the “right to keep and bear arms”? Of course not. …………. That is assumed.

    the 2nd amendment,, specifies that the RIGHT to bear arms is the right of the people,, NOT the militia,,,, it is the people who will make up the militia,, but the right is not the right of a “well regulated militia” it is the right of the people,

    It is implicit in the nature of all kinds of armies —- be they militia or regulars, volunteer, conscripted, or mercenary — to be armed.
    They are all “armed forces”.
    They all “bear arms”.
    They all carry guns.
    That is what they do.
    It certainly no more requires an amendment to the Constitution to state that “the Militia” has the RKBA , than a specific statement that the army Congress is empowered to raise may be manned by armed troops.

    “The [U.S.] Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals … it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government … it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.” Ayn Rand

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  34. …..but the illegals can come here and they DON’T have to worry about “facing felony charges” that’s just great, for American citizens we just criminalized a constitutional amendment and believe me they’ll be out to ENFORCE that Law.

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  35. Not a constitutional law, so It is void anyway. Being an adult or a certain age has no bearing on owning guns according to the second amendment or natural law.

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  36. Vote liberals out and this won’t happen

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