HAMMER DOWN: ILLINOIS STANDING UP FOR “ASSAULT RIFLES”

The Illinois State Senate on Nov. 28, in a decisive 46 –to- 4 vote, overrode a brazen attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to use his “amendatory veto power” to completely rewrite a senator’s bill originally intended to allow in-state purchases of ammunition by mail into a far-reaching piece of legislation effectively banning most semi-automatic rifles and shotguns (under the guide of being so-called “assault weapons”), imposing an outrageous tax on higher capacity magazines and outlawing all .50-caliber firearms and cartridges.

The vote now moves to the House, where, if it follows the Senate lead, the original modest legislation allowing residents to buy ammo from in-state companies by mail order will become law.

“Today is a good day for the Second Amendment in Illinois. We have scored a victory against short-sighted Chicago anti-gun policies…

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