Illinois Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich wants Illinois to
become the first 'gun free' state in the Union/Republic - Bill would
require that individuals surrender their firearms or be charged with
He is using SB 1195 to achieve this lofty goal.
Alert from National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative
PREAMBLE OF SB 1195:
“(720 ILCS 5/24-1.7 new)
Sec. 24-1.7. (a) The General Assembly finds …that the use of these
weapons, devices, or attachments for sport or recreation is substantially
outweighed by the danger these weapons or devices present to human
life, and that restrictions should therefore be placed on the manufacture,
delivery, and possession of these weapons, devices, and attachments.”
ATTENTION HUNTERS: SB 1195 bans any semi-automatic firearm with a
bore diameter of .50 caliber and larger, and a magazine capacity over
5 rounds. This includes many 10, 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauge semi-automatic
SB 1195: Outlaws the manufacture, possession, sale and transfer of
AR-15s, M1As, FALs, plus lower and upper receivers, magazines and
magazine parts capable of holding more than 10 rounds, including black
powder hunting rifles with a bore diameter greater the .50 caliber.
Under SB 1195: Individuals must surrender their firearms to the State
or local police within 90 days of enactment, remove it from the state
or destroy the firearm.
This means Illinois based companies: Armalite, Les Baer, Rock River
Arms, Springfield Armory, DS Arms, and others will be unable to continue
to employ their workers and prohibited from manufacturing these firearms
for individuals or to fulfill current contracts with the U.S. military.
Millions of dollars of state income tax revenue, corporate taxes and
sales taxes will be lost forever in Illinois, at the same time that
the state is facing a $5 billion dollar budget deficit.
Non-Compliance with any part of SB 1195 will cause you to be charged
with a FELONY.
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