BREAKING: Democrats have long been on a mission to take away the Second Amendment rights of Americans. Now, it appears they are closer to this goal than ever before.
Breitbart reported that the Illinois House just passed a bill that requires 18-20 year olds to hand over or transfer ownership of heretofore legally possessed “assault weapons. Bill HB 1465 was sponsored by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg), and it passed in a 64-51 vote last week. The bill was introduced in the upper House by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and it has already gotten seven cosponsors in less than a week.
The NRA-ILA warned that the weapons covered by HB 1465 are “commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.” The bill requires 18-20-year-olds to give up ownership of any magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition, effectively stripping them of their Second Amendment rights.
Critics of the bill are horrified by “the idea that the government would confiscate property.” Mussman has tried to calm these concerns by saying that “authorities will not visit homes to pick up weapons,” instead, “a first offense for getting caught with prohibited firearms would be a misdemeanor offense.”
The bill has to pass the Illinois senate to become law, but since there are 37 Democrats in the Illinois Senate versus 22 Republicans, it’s not looking good. The Illinois governor is a Republican, but it is not clear whether or not he is willing to veto the bill.
“We will review any legislation when it is sent to the governor’s desk,” said the Illinois governor’s spokeswoman Rachel Bold. “However, today we were encouraged to hear a great deal of bipartisan conversation about the critical issue of protecting our families. We are in favor of that conversation continuing.”
State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Grove, said the recent shootings may have driven the actions but that politics were mixed in as well.
“I think, politically, we’re a couple of weeks before a primary election, and for some of these bills where there was no conversation or collaboration, unfortunately, that those were political votes,” Jimenez said. “When we’re talking about constitutional rights and whether or not we’re going to have further regulation, those are the conversations that should be the most thoughtful and most bipartisan that we can be.”
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