Illinois Law Would Heavily Restrict Possession of Firearms Outside Home

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Illinois Law Would Heavily Restrict Possession of Firearms Outside Hom
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)-  In a bid to fight against criminal and gang possession of firearms on the street, Illinois state rep. Mike Zalewski (D-21st Dist.) is set to propose legislation that essentially labels all firearm possession outside the home illegal.

This measure—HB 2265—does not differentiate between possession by law-abiding citizens and possession by criminals or gang members. And the NRA warns that this creates a situation where a law-abiding citizen who has a gun in his or her car for self-defense—but no concealed carry permit or Firearm Owner Identification Card (FOID)—could “face serious penalties for an innocuous mistake.”

In other words, someone who has moved to the state but has yet to receive their carry permit or FOID could face extensive jail time for the victimless crime of exercising their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

According to Fox News, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) supports the measure, as he is desperate for anything that will reduce the violence gun control has already caused in his city.

Yet, the NRA argues that more gun control is not a suitable solution to violence spawned by gun control. Especially when the proposed law treats law-abiding citizens like criminals, all the while doing little to actually prevent real criminals and gang members from carrying out their crimes.

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    Bill
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    Bill

    What’s sad is the number of illinois gun onwers that support laws like the FOID card.

    How many people know the NRA pulled their opposition to a Universal Background checks bill HB1189 this spring and allowed ot to become law over the objections of the ISRA?

    The deal was made to get a preemption aggreement in the Conceal carry bill

    KEVIN
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    KEVIN

    These child like, feel good approaches, to adult problems, is why liberalism is clearly a form of psychopathy, with lots of evidence to prove this statement as fact.

    The creatures who make the laws, know nothing about guns or common sense.

    Stu Strickler
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    Stu Strickler

    Illinois is a gun haters utopia. They [the politicians] must be a bunch of idiots! I am extremely glad that I don’t have to put up with these dumb @$$es. Welcome to Missouri!

    John
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    John

    The only problem with moving away from anti-gun fiefdoms is that they continue to pop up everywhere and eventually encroach on you and your family again. These statists have a long term plan for creating their Utopia. We need a long term plan of resistance. This country has come full circle from why it was founded. We’ve returned to the days of “taxation without representation”.

    James
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    James

    Perhaps it would be worth spending some money on having your firearms shipped from a FFL in your old state to a FFL in the new state if it is one of these ‘communist’ locations like the poor guy from Colorado who got convicted in NJ before he even moved into his residence.

    James
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    James

    I agree, ESCAPE FROM IL.

    North Carolina is waiting for you.

    Jay W
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    Jay W

    @Hopalong: You think a little court ruling means anything to the kleptocrats in Sodom on the Lake?

    Nailer45
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    Nailer45

    That would mean you could not hunt outside your home or carry a firearm on your own property. The proposed law is very Communist just like our officials in Illinois.

    Time to move to a firearm friendly state like KY,MO, or Tennessee. The Corrupt tyrannical politicians in Illinois need to take a trip to the gallows as if they vote for this law they are breaking their oath of office to support and uphold/protect the Constitution.

    Hopalong
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    Hopalong

    Didn’t the court, just rule, on this.

    Phillipe
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    Phillipe

    bloomy is like a spoiled child with an obnoxious toy (drum set etc.)take away his money and you take away the noise (gun control).

    Lucien Lafayette
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    Lucien Lafayette

    If you can at all, LEAVE CHICAGO. Chicago, Detroit, and all those festering cesspools.