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Illinois Bait & Switch: Amusement Ride Safety Bill Becomes Gun Ban Bill –

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On January 6, 2023

Illinois (ECWd) –

A majority group of Illinois Legislators has proven once again that the methods of madness in Washington D.C. are the path for the People in the Land of Lincoln.

Representative Bob Morgan ( [email protected]) filed HB 5855 on December 1, 2022, and it was assigned to the Rules Committee ever since.  The bill contained the most aggressive gun ban language in the country that includes a gun registration for those who wish to keep any guns they may have that are listed or described in the bill.

In the early hours of January 6, 2023 (12:40 am), an Amusement Park Safety, SB2226, that was introduced on 2/26/2021 and passed out of the Senate on 4/23/2021, became the subject of the bait & switch we have watched our legislature use in Springfield for years.

Representative Morgan snatched up the Senate Bill in the House as the Chief Sponsor on 1/5/23 and presto, an Amusement Ride Safety bill finds itself morphing into a gun ban bill in hours.  It appears the original Senate bill was nothing more than a shell bill created that would pass out of the Senate and sit idle in the House until the last days of the session when it could be highjacked as a means of circumventing certain rules on the passage of bills.

While there are way too many problems in this bill to list, one, in particular, is yet another example of the incompetence of those drafting these bills and those voting for them.

If you happened to own any of the guns outlined in the Amusement Ride Safety bill, Amendment #3, the law outlines you can keep them but only after compliance with the submission of an affidavit with the following items:

  1. the affiant’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card number; 
  2. the serial number of the weapon or weapons
  3. an affirmation that the affiant possessed the weapon or weapons identified before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.

Representative Morgan stated a law-abiding gun owner is law-abiding until they are not.  This bill clearly will make legal gun owners criminals, unless, of course, they submit to the blackmail of registration of their legally owned guns.

This bill now moves back to the Senate where we understand there is not a concurrence. If the Senate does not act on it before the end of the session, which we understand is January 10, 2023, the bill would die.

Once again we heard nothing from these legislators regarding the illegal gun sales by County Sheriffs.  My point with that is we have laws on the books that forbid Sheriffs to sell seized weapons, but it’s well documented we continue to expose Sheriffs who break that law.  This bill is no different.  Criminals do not pay attention to laws and all this bill will do is make law-abiding gun owners criminals unless they submit to the throne and register their property with the Kingdom.

Are we really a Constitutional Republic?






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  • Dave
    Posted at 13:21h, 06 January

    The shell bill deceiving traitorous democrats, they aren’t public servants they are more law breakers than law makers. The Illinois state democrats are our enemies, they hide what they shouldn’t from us! Are we really a Constitutional Republic? NO, NO, NO! We live under dictatorial rule of the democrats. The state constitution presently requires that every bill be read on three separate days in each chamber before it can get its final vote (3 days in House, 3 days in Senate). Here’s the catch though, every year they introduce hundreds, sometimes thousands of “shell bills”. In simple terms, a shell bill is an empty piece of legislation. They read it 3 days in one chamber and pass it. They then read it 2 days in the other chamber and it sets, usually for months. Then, like criminals, in the dark of night, they amend the bill with the actual legislation and require a vote within 24 hours by reading it for a third time. Legislators can’t read the bills even if they wanted to. And a judicial tyrant said their isn’t anything the people can do about other that voting the scumbags out of office. But you know corrupt Chicago will never allow that

  • John Manspeaker
    Posted at 13:28h, 06 January

    I would think that there are some 5th Amendment problems with this proposed statute. It is up to the State to prove wrongdoing, not the Citizen to prove compliance. God help this State if this passes and is upheld.

  • Dave
    Posted at 14:01h, 06 January

    More proof democrats basis for what is legal or not is how strongly they ‘feel’ about it. If they think something ought to be this way or that, then they don’t care what the laws (Constitutions) say or the reasons it was written that way..

    SECTION 1. INHERENT AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS All men are by nature free and independent and have certain inherent and inalienable rights among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To secure these rights and the protection of property, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    One of our inalienable rights is the right to self-defend and constitutions and declaration of Independence violator lawyer Rep Morgan ignores our constitutionally protected rights. Rep Morgan swore an oath: “I do solemnly swear (affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of…. to the best of my ability.” It seems to me that Morgan should be disbarred….. hey rep. Morgan, The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth to the public before a law is enacted are people with something to hide.

  • John Weaver
    Posted at 17:04h, 06 January

    Sad! We have turned into a “republic” that is forced to fund defense of our freedoms, while taxpayers fund to defend the lawbreakers.

  • james oconnor
    Posted at 18:15h, 06 January

    Didn’t we go down this road before with “McDonald vs City of Chicago”?

    Well I’m sure oh Bob’s heart is in the right place. Or is it? That’s a pretty nice neighborhood Bob lives in. I’m guessing not many people own guns in Highwood and that’s OK. But what about Chicago? It’s a dumpster fire in some places. Gang bangers shooting it up like the wild west. 21,000 vehicles stolen in Chicago last year. Hundreds of homicides last year and innocent folks fearing for their lives. Not in Bob’s neighborhood.. Oh well… So how does Bob go about fixing a problem? Bob wants the folks of Illinois to register their guns. Ataboy Bob. That’ll fix the problem. I’ll bet you a Big Mac oh Bob lives in a gated community.. For me it’s just another way for the “have’s” to piss down the backs of the” have-not’s”. Politics is a game of horse trading. What does Bob have to offer the republicans to get on board with his bullshit bill? Oh wait, there are no republicans in Illinois. Oh Well. No doubt the bill will pass becuase it makes the libtards feel all giddy inside. And law abiding citizens of Illinois will play along. The law suites will be filed and the SCOTUS will slap it down and in the end the only good that will come from it all is Bob’s ego will be stroked by his “have” neighbors in Highland Park. Great job Bob! Is that all you got Bob?

  • Richard Schroeder
    Posted at 18:45h, 06 January

    I think we had to do some recall elections for the politician that voted for this sham. They are supposed to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and of Illinois. Not try to change it. And they say that this is popular. With who??

  • Roger
    Posted at 11:24h, 07 January

    Wow! 77 pages of firearm and knife fine print rules you MUST OBEY!

  • Dave
    Posted at 14:46h, 11 January

    Dogs, shouldn’t the first line in the 3rd paragraph contain the year 2023 “In the early hours of January 6, 2022 (12:40 am), an Amusement”