Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Insane Clown Posse Joke? Guns are not an individual right in Illinois?

Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HR0855:
 As Introduced Urges the courts, especially the United States Supreme Court, to adhere to the clear wording of the Second Amendment being a right afforded to state-sponsored militias and not individuals.
This has been all over the gun blogger-net for the past couple of days.  Those fun-loving scamps in the Illinois Legislature (who always reminded me of the characters in M*A*S*H) have a new trick to play on their fellow citizens.

They are were going to abrogate U.S. Supreme Court decisions which have determined that firearms ownership is an individual right.

Which completely goes against both the HELLER and the MACDONALD decisions.

The smart money today is on failure of the bill, though, as rats supporters are abandoning the sinking ship movement.  Check out the history in the House (ref: link above):

Need we mention that Welch (7th District) , Andrade (40th District), and Reaves-Harris (10th District) are all Democrats?   They were all "ME TOO!" when it looked like a good political move.

But apparently  the voters are not looking kindly on this abrogation of their civil rights.   Illinois is known as a "swing state", and the vote of the populace might go either way.

Also, the governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, is a Republican. He might have had a thing or two to say about this.


Anonymous said...

Illinois has a huge problem with gun violence. Their lawmakers are doing what they think is necessary to control the problem.

Archer said...

@Anonymous: No, Chicago as a huge problem with criminal violence. The rest of Illinois is pretty normal.

Illinois also has extremely strict "gun control" laws, every one of which was proposed and promised to fix the "gun violence" problem, and none of which had any appreciable effect other than emboldening criminals to be more violent.

It's fair to say that "what [lawmakers] think is necessary to control the problem" isn't working.

@ Everyone else: So they're trying to pass a law that tells the courts how to interpret articles in the Bill of Rights, in direct contravention to what the U.S. Supreme Court has already decided?

If enacted, how is this not just begging for a judicial smack-down?

Anonymous said...

Isn't Chicago and Cook Co. the heart and backbone of Illinois?