Illinois Senate approves assault weapons ban
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate has voted to pass an assault weapons ban six months after the Highland Park tragedy that claimed the lives of seven people and injured dozens more. After continued negotiations between the leaders, stakeholders and...
I'm sorry, why is there a carve-out for retired police officers?
11 (e) This Section does not apply to or affect any of the 12 following: 15 (2) Retired or separated Illinois State Police 16 officers, municipal peace officers, and sheriff's deputies 17 who retired or separated from their respective law 18 enforcement agencies in good standing after 10 or more 19 years of service.
I do not see how this stands up in court after Bruen. Lawyers are already salivating.
For those that haven't been following this. The ILGA scrapped the original bill to put it in an amusement ride shell bill. That bill's sponsor wouldn't bring it to a vote, so they tacked it on to SB 5471 about insurance (?)
Voting was also delayed such that nearly no discussion was possible.
Regardless of how you feel about the law itself, this is a garbage way to run the process of new legislation.
The July 4th shooter shouldn’t have been able to get a gun at all, but the police were not organized enough and the foid system was ineffective.
So the gun control system failed. Their solution is to add more without any reforms to our policing systems. Sure, sure. That’ll work.
Oh, and nothing for mental health. Yea, great. Super useful. Next time the loon will use a truck.
I have no data to back this up and it's purely speculation but I can see the selective enforcement of this by location being a big issue. No down state county sheriff is going to get two shits about any magazine capacity or barrel threading, in Cook county though it will be used by law enforcement to tack on charges. They'll pad their stats, and talk about what a good job is being done by law enforcement to combat gun violence by locking up gun owners who prior to the passage of this bill were law abiding, and probably are from already marginalized communities.
Ah sweet. This should really cut down on the gun violence in Chicago committed with handguns.
Lol because this isn’t going to be annihilated in court or anything.
I'm sure /r/chiraqology is searching right now where to drop off their assault weapons since they are now banned.
Such a dumb law. Horribly written and won’t have any meaningful impact on gun crime. Hopefully it gets challenged and quickly struck down
I'm not gonna lie... I expected more people on this subreddit to be happy for the ban. I guess chicago is upset about this too :)
I thought the majority of this post would be anti-gun but I’m happy a lot of people are upset by this. Law abiding citizens shouldn’t be punished for the deeds of a few. Illinois and Chicago already have a lot of anti gun laws on the books.