The Illinois State Rifle Association reports that vote on a magazine ban will come up today in the Illinois State House. It will come as Amendment 12 to HB 1156.
This amendment would make it illegal to "to knowingly deliver, sell, receive, transfer, purchase, or cause to be delivered, sold, received, transferred, purchased, or possessed a large capacity ammunition feeding device." A "large capacity ammunition feeding device" is defined as a magazine, etc., that could hold more than 10 rounds. Tubular-fed rimfire rifles and lever action rifles would be exempted from this definition.
Of course, this amendment contains exemptions for those thought to have a higher need to possess a "large capacity ammunition feeding device". Those include cops, the military, and Hollywood. It also contains a provision that would allow the manufacture of magazines so long as it was for cops, the military, and Hollywood. Under the amendment, manufacturers could also make magazines for sale out of state. I call this the "merchant of death" provision given the proponents of this amendment consider these magazines much too deadly for Illinois residents to possess but don't give a big rat's ass what happens outside the friendly confines of the Prairie State.
Read the ISRA alert below and act accordingly.
House Speaker Michael Madigan and his gun-grabber pals have just reintroduced their magazine ban as Amendment 12 to HB1156.
THIS MAGAZINE BAN WILL BE UP FOR A VOTE ON TUESDAY
If this ban passes, you will have to go down to the police station and register your magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and you will have to sign an oath that you will never sell them to anyone else.
GUESS HOW MANY CRIMINALS WILL BE REQUIRED TO REGISTER THEIR MAGAZINES? THE ANSWER IS ZERO!
Of course, sales of new magazines holding more than 10 rounds would be BANNED.
Its very important that you make these calls. We realize that youve been called upon to act many times so far this year. But your continued support is crucial. Madigan and the gun-grabbers are hoping that you will get tired of defending your rights.
MADIGAN NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF DEFENDING OUR RIGHTS!
HERE IS WHAT YOU MUST DO TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
1. Call your state representative and politely tell them you are a law-abiding gun owner who objects to magazine bans. Politely advise them to vote NO on Amendment 12 the magazine ban. If you do not know who your state representative is, then the Illinois State Board of Elections has a new interactive search page here:
If you know who your representative is, you can find their contact info here:
2. Post this alert to any and all Internet Bulletin Boards or blogs to which you subscribe.
3. Pass this alert on to your friends and family and ask them to call their legislators as well.