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Governor Quinn Teams Up With Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Propose Bill To Tax And Ban Your Guns

Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois State Rifle Association

CHATSWORTH, Ill --( As many of you know, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today utilized his amendatory veto authority to hijack a pro-gun bill and convert it into a ban on so called assault weapons. Quinn claims that his bill would “…make Illinois a safer place.”

Of course, lawful Illinois firearm owners know better. We know that Quinn’s true aim is to obliterate private firearm ownership in the state. Closer analysis of Quinn’s bill reveals a host of opportunities for Quinn and his buddy Emanuel to make life miserable for the state’s lawful firearm owners.

Here is just a partial list of what this bill would do, if passed:

1. Ban the manufacture, possession or sale of nearly every semiautomatic rifle, pistol and shotgun you own.

2. Specifically ban Glock pistols since they share a common design with the Glock 18, a select fire handgun.

3. Require you to register every semiautomatic firearm and every magazine you own that exceeds 10 round capacity. The kicker is that, under Quinn’s proposal, the State Police can charge you unlimited fees to register your guns. Thus if Quinn’s bill passes, you could very well find yourself paying $100 or even $1,000 per firearm per year to comply with the law. Additionally, you could find yourself paying $50, $100 or even $500 per year for each “high capacity” magazine you own. Can’t pay? Well then you would have to surrender your guns to the State Police for destruction.

This is just a taste of what you could expect from Quinn’s gun ban. Twists and turns in the bill would certainly open up the doors to taxation, regulation, and outright bans on every civilian owned firearm in the state.

Oh, and one thing is for sure, you can forget about concealed carry if Quinn’s gun ban passes.


1. Call your State Senator ASAP and politely tell him or her that you are a law-abiding Illinois firearm owner and that you expect him or her to vote against Quinn’s gun ban should it come up for a vote. If you do not know who your State Senator is, please follow this link:

Illinois Board of Elections District Official/Search:

2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family who own firearms. Tell them to make calls to the senate as well.

3. Post this alert to any and all Internet blogs or bulletin boards to which you belong.

4. If you’re not already a member of the ISRA, then it’s time you signed on to protect your gun rights. To join the ISRA, follow this link:

5. Make a generous donation to the ISRA today so that we will be able to fight on against gun grabbers like Pat Quinn and Rahm Emanuel:

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.


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  • 6 User comments to “Governor Quinn Teams Up With Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Propose Bill To Tax And Ban Your Guns”

    1. Bob Barker on August 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM said:

      Right, because look at how well Chicago’s total handgun ban has worked.

    2. Governor Quinn Teams Up With Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Propose Bill To Tax And Ban Your Guns | Columbus Ohio Gunsmith on August 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM said:

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    3. [...] Up With Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Propose Bill To Tax And Ban Your GunsThis is just in from ammoland.… Governor Quinn Teams Up With Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Propose Bill To Tax And Ban Your Guns [...]

    4. Mr. Zsaz on August 1, 2012 at 9:04 PM said:

      If this insanity were to become law, I can promise I would do one of three things.

      1. Move the efff out of IL (trying to do that anyway as I type)!
      2. Bury my prized guns under the floor until I did move the efff out of IL.
      3. Take my prized guns and leave them with a relative in the wonderful free state of SC.

    5. [...] Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has used his amendatory veto power to amend a bill passed by legislators that would have allowed a modest loosening of gun control by allowing citizens to buy ammunition online. Quinn used this moment to capitalize on the death of 12 victims in Aurora, Colorado in the wake of a mass shooting last month and amended the bill to outline a ban on high-capacity magazines and a variety of other stipulations. These stipulations (courtesy of are: [...]

    6. [...] looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. His latest plan includes a gun registration/tax scheme for handguns and high-capacity mags that is destined to make both [...]

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