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:
- the affiant’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card number;
- the serial number of the weapon or weapons
- 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?