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Senator Kotowski's magazine ban bill passed

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  1. P+P

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    May 9, 2007 - ISRA Alert - SB1007 passes IL Senate Vote

    Today Senator Kotowski's magazine ban bill passed the Senate with 31 yeas, 26 nays,
    1 present and 1 not voting. This bill is headed for the house. It will probably go to an anti-gun committee so it will likely pass out of committee easily to become a floor fight. Please be sure to call your Representative and tell them to oppose SB1007.

    I would begin calling right away. We could see this bill next week in the House.

    Pass this alert on to everyone you know and to every bulletin board.

    Join the ISRA or recruit a new member today.

    Please make a legislative donation today. This session is going to last along time and it will be expensive. Freedom is not free!

    Richard A. Pearson
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
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    what do you mean by magazine law? a ban high capacity magazines or something?
     

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    (Synopsis)

    Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that beginning 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act, it is unlawful for any person within this State to knowingly manufacture, deliver, sell, purchase, or possess or cause to be manufactured, delivered, sold, purchased, or possessed a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Provides that these provisions do not apply to a person who possessed a prohibited weapon, device, or attachment before the effective date of this amendatory Act. Provides that on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act, such person may transfer such device only to an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining that device in another state, or a dealer licensed as a federal firearms dealer. Specifies penalties for violations. Provides exemptions. Provides that the provisions of the Act are severable. Effective immediately.
     
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    Here is the full text of the bill:

    SB1007 Engrossed LRB095 05881 RLC 25972 b

    1 AN ACT concerning criminal law.

    2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
    3 represented in the General Assembly:

    4 Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by adding
    5 Section 24-1.8 as follows:

    6 (720 ILCS 5/24-1.8 new)
    7 Sec. 24-1.8. Manufacture, possession, delivery, sale, and
    8 purchase of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
    9 (a) As used in this Section:
    10 "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means:
    11 (1) a detachable magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or
    12 similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be
    13 readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10
    14 rounds of ammunition; or
    15 (2) any combination of parts from which a device
    16 described in paragraph (1) can be assembled.
    17 "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" does not
    18 include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and
    19 capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition,
    20 any device designed to be used with an antique firearm as
    21 defined in 27 C.F.R. 478.11, any device designed to be used
    22 with a muzzle-loading firearm used for "black powder" hunting,
    23 any device designed as a reproduction of a historical piece of




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    1 military equipment for use in battle re-enactments, or any
    2 device that has been made permanently inoperable.
    3 (b) Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d), it is
    4 unlawful for any person within this State, beginning 90 days
    5 after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th
    6 General Assembly, to knowingly manufacture, deliver, sell,
    7 purchase, or possess or cause to be manufactured, delivered,
    8 sold, purchased, or possessed, a large capacity ammunition
    9 feeding device.
    10 (c) This Section does not apply to a person who possessed a
    11 device prohibited by subsection (b) before the effective date
    12 of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. On or
    13 after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th
    14 General Assembly, such person may transfer such device only to
    15 an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining
    16 that device in another state, or a dealer licensed as a federal
    17 firearms dealer under Section 923 of the federal Gun Control
    18 Act of 1968.
    19 (d) This Section does not apply to or affect any of the
    20 following:
    21 (1) Peace officers as defined in Section 2-13 of this
    22 Code and retired peace officers not otherwise prohibited
    23 from receiving a firearm, in possession of a large capacity
    24 ammunition feeding device transferred to the retired peace
    25 officer by his or her law enforcement agency upon
    26 retirement.




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    1 (2) Wardens, superintendents, and keepers of prisons,
    2 penitentiaries, jails, and other institutions for the
    3 detention of persons accused or convicted of an offense.
    4 (3) Members of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of
    5 the United States or the Illinois National Guard, while in
    6 the performance of their official duties or while traveling
    7 to or from their place of duty.
    8 (4) Manufacture, transportation, or sale of large
    9 capacity ammunition feeding devices to persons authorized
    10 under subdivisions (1) through (3) of this subsection to
    11 possess those items.
    12 (5) Possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding
    13 device at events taking place at the World Shooting and
    14 Recreational Complex at Sparta, only while engaged in the
    15 legal use of the device, or while traveling to or from this
    16 location if the items are broken down in a non-functioning
    17 state, or are not immediately accessible, or are unloaded
    18 and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box,
    19 or other container.
    20 (6) Possession of any large capacity ammunition
    21 feeding device if that large capacity ammunition feeding
    22 device is sanctioned by the International Olympic
    23 Committee and by USA Shooting, the national governing body
    24 for international shooting competition in the United
    25 States, but only when the large capacity ammunition feeding
    26 device is in the actual possession of an Olympic target




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    1 shooting competitor or target shooting coach for the
    2 purpose of storage, transporting to and from Olympic target
    3 shooting practice or events if the device is broken down in
    4 a non-functioning state, is not immediately accessible, or
    5 is unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box,
    6 shipping box, or other container, and when the Olympic
    7 target shooting competitor or target shooting coach is
    8 engaging in those practices or events.
    9 (7) Possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding
    10 device only for a hunting use expressly permitted under the
    11 Wildlife Code, or while traveling to or from a location
    12 authorized for such hunting use under the Wildlife Code if
    13 the items are broken down in a non-functioning state, or
    14 are not immediately accessible, or are unloaded and
    15 enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or
    16 other container.
    17 (8) Manufacture, transportation, possession, sale, or
    18 rental of large capacity ammunition feeding devices to
    19 persons authorized or permitted, or both authorized and
    20 permitted to acquire and possess such devices for the
    21 purpose of rental for use solely as props for a motion
    22 picture, television, or video production or entertainment
    23 event.
    24 (e) Sentence. A person who knowingly manufactures,
    25 delivers, sells, purchases, or possesses or causes to be
    26 manufactured, delivered, sold, purchased, or possessed in




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    1 violation of this Section a large capacity ammunition feeding
    2 device commits a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation; a
    3 Class 4 felony for a second violation; and a Class 3 felony for
    4 a third or subsequent violation or for possession or delivery
    5 of more than one of these devices at the same time.

    6 Section 97. Severability. The provisions of this Act are
    7 severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.

    8 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
    9 becoming law.
     
  5. Blitzer

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    Long Live Big Brother!

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  6. P+P

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    Senate OK's ban on high-capacity gun magazines
    By John O'Connor
    Associated Press
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    SPRINGFIELD -- With suggestions that it could help limit tragedies like April's Virginia Tech massacre, the Senate on Wednesday approved a ban on high-capacity gun magazines.

    Ammunition clips holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition would be illegal under legislation that passed 31-26 and was sent to the House.

    Sen. Dan Kotowski, a Park Ridge Democrat, sold the bill as one that doesn't limit the manufacture or sale of guns in a state reluctant to toughen controls on weapons despite solid Democratic control of the Legislature.

    But in a legislature that has struggled for several years to ban assault rifles, Kotowski refused to concede his bill was a smaller bite of the apple.

    ``In this day and age, you need to limit the lethality,'' Kotowski said after the vote. ``Acknowledge the reality that there's only so much we can do. There's 300 million guns in the country.''

    Kotowski said the gunman in the Virginia Tech shooting April 16 squeezed off 170 bullets in nine minutes. His weapon was a handgun with 15-round clips.

    Requiring smaller magazines would force such killers to change clips more often, saving lives, he said.

    ``Criminals are going to get guns,'' Kotowski said. ``Why not limit the damage that they can cause?''

    The bill allows the continued sale of high-capacity magazines to police and the military, exempts shooting competitions, and allows current owners of the clips to keep them.

    But critics said the legislation does nothing to stop violence and would drive gun manufacturers out of the state.

    ``The manufacturers are sick and tired of being pushed around by a bunch of Chicago liberals,'' said Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline.

    Kotowski also is sponsoring a ban on .50-caliber assault rifles which is awaiting a Senate floor vote.
     
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    If you were all start you would all move out of the lousy POS state of Illinois like I did! I'll never go back! Rather be poor and unemployed then have my freedoms taken away!!!
     
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    I can not imagine living anyplace else other than here. Maybe I have Stockholm Syndrome?
     
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    AMEN!!!!! I moved away 5 years ago and I will never, ever move back. My friends still ask me, "when ya coming back?"

    "Never"

    I go back to visit on occasion to see family and friends and I will make it a point not to spend money in Illinois if I can help it. Move to Indiana, we will respect you (and your tax dollars) and respect your 2nd ammendment rights.

    Either that or work harder to change your legislature.
     
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    I left Illinois about ten years ago for Arizona and laws like this make me feel better about my decision. In the new issue of Handgunner, it was reported that Les Bear is leaving Illinois for Iowa due to the anti-gun laws.
     
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    Ditto!
    I left a year and a half ago and I'm not planning on comming back!
    And, oh, I found a better paying job here too.
     
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    Join Les Baer and come to Iowa.
     
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    Longbow,
    You mean to tell me that the MacDonalds in TX pay more than here in IL ???


    contact me !

    uncle albert
     
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    Yes sir! :supergrin:
    I do miss shooting your USPSA matches and props though.
     
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    Looks like we might be moving also. Found about 24 a. NW of here. If so, I'll be close enough to make Rockford about the same as McHenry. If I do that, Pine Tree here we come !

    albert
     
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    All the gun companies in IL (and there are a lot of them) should stop selling to LEO and state gov't agencies. Just like Barret did in CA after they lobbied to ban his .50 cal rifles.

    While they all pack up thier buisnesses and move out of state.


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    I have some lightly used pre-ban (pre-1994) AR-15 magazines, #30 (30 round) to sell for a fair price; these would really help out if this law passes (looks like it will). You better hurry up and buy now. PM for description and price.