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Stephen Kruiser

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August 19, 2013 - 10:43 am

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a loophole that exempted gun sales between private parties.

The new law also requires all gun owners to report any lost or stolen firearms to local police within 72 hours.

“Guns are a plague on too many of our communities,” Quinn, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Making sure guns do not fall into the wrong hands is critical to keeping the people of Illinois safe. This commonsense law will help our law enforcement crack down on crime and make our streets safer.”

There is a lot of stunningly clueless thinking involved in being a modern Democrat and the notion that criminals who commit crimes with guns will obey gun laws is perhaps the most thick-headed of all. Chicago is a war zone of gun violence right now and, as anyone who can read above a third grade level knows, it is one of the most heavily regulated cities in America regarding firearms. It is childishly naive to believe that the problem somehow involves private sales of weapons between gang members and drug dealers.

Or deliberately untruthful.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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"Chicago is a war zone of gun violence right now and, as anyone who can read above a third grade level knows..."

Well, in fairness you did just exclude most of Chicago's citizens.
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“Guns are a plague on too many of our communities....”

Quinn would be far more accurate if he had substituted the word "Democrats" for "Guns".
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I haven't analysed the law myself, but I'm seeing analyses by others that suggest the new law is even more meaningless. That all it does is purport to add an immunity to civil liability for transactions that go through an as yet nonexistent background check. Remember that Illinois already requires firearms owners to pass a background check to obtain a firearms ID card to possess any firearms. A sale between two Illinois residents is supposed to be conducted by showing FOID cards to each other. And that is not actually forbidden by the new law apparently.
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Of course they know criminals won't obey gun laws. They also know Obamacare will fail miserably. In both cases failure is the goal -- so they can push for even worse infringements as a "solution" to a problem they created with their previous "solution."
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"Chicago is a war zone of gun violence right now and, as anyone who can read above a third grade level knows..."

Well, in fairness you did just exclude most of Chicago's citizens.
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“Guns are a plague on too many of our communities....”

Quinn would be far more accurate if he had substituted the word "Democrats" for "Guns".
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Not a band aid. It's a tourniquet to slowly strangle gun owners into submission. They'll ether be forced to submit or move, and upon moving probably have their guns seized for illegally transferring the to another jurisdiction.
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*them. I wish there was an edit function in place.
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The Combine leaves their gang-thug allies armed, while working to disarm the citizens who may resist them.

Same ol'. same ol'.
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