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Bryan Preston


January 3, 2013 - 9:15 am

With no grandfathering, which means one thing: Confiscation.

What part of “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” do they not understand?

Other than all of it.

Illinois Senate Democrats advanced legislation late Wednesday to restrict semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, pressing forward with new gun control measures in the waning days of the session over the objections of firearms groups.

Amid the developments, the Illinois State Rifle Association issued an “urgent alert” to its members warning them that Democratic legislators were trying to push through last-minute anti-gun legislation.

“There would be no exemptions and no grandfathering,” the group stated in its alert. “You would have a very short window to turn in your guns to the state police and avoid prosecution.”

Chicago alone has some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws, and also suffered 500 homicides in 2012. That’s up from 435 in 2011. Police blame most of those murders on gang violence. Will those gangs abide by any new gun laws the Illinois lege might pass? They’re not abiding by the laws currently on the books.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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