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Legislation criminalizes gun owners in Illinois The NRA’s Illinois representative Todd Vandermyde ...

Legislation criminalizes gun owners in Illinois The NRA’s Illinois representative Todd Vandermyde
warns that a draconian piece of legislation set for imminent introduction in the state would not only
outlaw most modern firearms and criminalize their owners, but would also place gun ranges under
restrictive police regulation.

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    • Gun Ranges to be Regulated Under DraconianBillPaul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comJanuary 2, 2013Legislation criminalizes gun owners in Illinois The NRA’s Illinois representative Todd Vandermydewarns that a draconian piece of legislation set for imminent introduction in the state would not onlyoutlaw most modern firearms and criminalize their owners, but would also place gun ranges underrestrictive police regulation.As Infowars reported earlier today, second amendment activists are incensed about an upcoming bill inthe Illinois legislature which, according to the Illinois State Rifle Association, would leave gun ownerswith, “a very short window to turn in your guns to the State Police to avoid prosecution.”The bill, the precise text of which has not yet been released, would virtually ban all modern firearmsincluding semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and pump action shotguns. The legislation couldbe signed into law as early as Friday, leaving most guns “subject to confiscation by the Illinois StatePolice.”In confirming the bill’s imminent introduction, the NRA’s Illinois rep. Todd Vandermyde also warnedthat the legislation would place crippling regulations on private gun ranges and place them under statecontrol.“Sources say the new bills would require any range open to the public to be run by an FFL. That theywould be licensed under unlimited rules and regulations by the State Police. If you say what theGovernor did under his AV of SB-681, you can imagine what kind of rules/standards he would put inplace to run a range,” Vandermyde wrote on the IllinoisCarry.com website.The bill would also block non-Firearm Owners Identification card owners from “firearms safetytraining that has live fire components with it,” creating yet another stumbling block which wouldprevent Americans from exercising their second amendment rights.
    • “At this time we have no bill numbers, but anticipate them using house bills passed over for flooramendments which would only take a matter of hours to clear committee and be ready for a final vote,”writes Vandermyde in a separate post.The official Illinois Senate schedule for today does not mention any legislation relating to gun control,meaning the bill is likely to be introduced either tomorrow or Friday.The Illinois legislation is set to dovetail with a gun control bill at the national level introduced byCalifornia Senator Dianne Feinstein which would instantly criminalize millions of gun owners in theUnited States by banning a plethora of different types of firearms. Not Ashamed of America’s Gun CultureR.G. Yohoclashdaily.comJanuary 2, 2013
    • The other day in our local newspaper, there were three political columns on the editorial page, all threeof them one-sidedly calling for gun control and moaning about America’s “Gun Culture.”As a law-abiding gun owner, I must say that I am a part of America’s gun culture. I am proud of it. Inaddition, I often thank God for it.During World War II, the most brutal fighting experienced by our military were the battles wagedagainst the Japanese Imperial Army. Moreover, the inhumane conditions faced by our capturedAmerican POWs and the atrocities visited upon them by their Japanese captors was like nothing facedby most of those in German prison camps.On Iwo Jima, over 7,000 American soldiers were killed, some of them forced to engage inhand-to-hand combat. About that same number of Americans lost their life at Guadalcanal.Therefore, one can only wonder how many Americans — civilians and military alike — would havedied had the Japanese chosen to invade the mainland of the United States.Japanese General Yamamoto said, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be arifle behind every blade of grass.”Their decision not to invade the United States was a direct result of what they believed to be America’s“gun culture.”Therefore, you should thank God for it too.During that same time, the Japanese invaded China, a nation without a gun culture.In Nanking, the Japanese killed over 250,000 civilians.Soldiers deliberately raped women in front of their husbands. They forced fathers to rape their owndaughters. They forced sons to rape their mothers. Moreover, they killed any family member who triedto intervene.The Japanese soldiers impaled infants on their bayonets, tossing them back and forth, spearing theirbleeding, lifeless, tiny bodies on their guns like it was a game.And had Yamamoto chosen to invade our mainland, then you would have seen the samenearly-unspeakable atrocities occurring right in the streets of America.You should thank God for our gun culture.Nearly every nation that practiced gun control has eventually seen their citizens wiped out in acts ofmass murder or genocide.The same thing would happen here as well.As a Western author, some would say I write stories that glorify America’s gun culture. As a gun ownerand hunter, I proudly exercise my right to engage in America’s gun culture. As an American whorespects the Constitution our Founders penned for us, I also celebrate our gun culture.America’s gun culture, I praise it; I enjoy it. I honor it. I celebrate it. I am proud of it. I write storiesabout it. I often spend my leisure hours participating in it. I fill my freezer and my belly with it.America’s gun culture, I believe God instituted it, our Founders gave everything to establish it, and ourmilitary often died to protect it.I believe in America’s gun culture.So should you!
    • Illinois Court Strikes Own State’sUnconstitutional Ban on Concealed CarryJ.D. HeyesNatural NewsJanuary 2, 2013It is being hailed as a victory by gun rights advocates that is perhaps sweeter than any previouspro-Second Amendment ruling.Photo courtesy of Webmaster102 at en.wikipediaFollowing a recent trend in which successive federal courts have upheld an individual’s right to keepand bear arms, a federal appeals panel in Chicago has thrown out the state’s ban on carrying concealedweapons and ordered the Illinois Legislature to craft a law legalizing the practice within 180 days.Illinois was the only remaining state in the union that did not permit concealed carry.“The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013,” said Todd Vandermyde,a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, which has been pushing for concealed carry in Illinois forsome time.‘The Supreme Court has decided…’In a 2-1 decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling in a pair of cases fromthe southern part of the state that upheld a longstanding prohibition against the carrying of a concealedweapon, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.“We are disinclined to engage in another round of historical analysis to determine whethereighteenth-century America understood the Second Amendment to include a right to bear guns outsidethe home,” Judge Richard Posner wrote in the court’s majority opinion.
    • “The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside. The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense,” he continued. “Illinois had to provide us with more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety. It has failed to meet this burden,” Posner wrote. “The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment therefore compels us to reverse the decisions in the two cases before us and remand them to their respective district courts for the entry of declarations of unconstitutionality and permanentinjunctions,” he wrote.“Nevertheless we order our mandate stayed for 180 days to allow the Illinois legislature to craft a newgun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the SecondAmendment as interpreted in this opinion, on the carrying of guns in public,” the federal jurist said.Writing as the minority, Judge Ann Williams said the state was within its right to ban weapons in“sensitive places” like government buildings, universities and churches, in the name of public safety –a typical anti-gun mindset which is as antithetical to the letter and spirit of the Second Amendment as itis illogical (the act of carrying a gun is, in and of itself, done to improve “public safety”).No room for an appeal“The Illinois legislature reasonably concluded that if people are allowed to carry guns in public, thenumber of guns carried in public will increase, and the risk of firearms-related injury or death in publicwill increase as well,” Williams wrote. “And it is also common sense that the danger is a great one;firearms are lethal.”Economist John Lott, who has studied and written extensively on the issues of guns and gun crimes,disagrees. In a recent op-ed posted online at FoxNews.com, Lott wrote that the “Murder ratesconsistently rise when guns are banned.”“This is not just a U.S. phenomenon in places suchas Washington, DC and Chicago, but has beenobserved worldwide. When guns are banned, evenin island nations such as the UK, Ireland, andJamaica, the pattern has been the same. Theproblem is that gun bans disarm law-abiding goodpeople, not criminals,” he wrote.Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, aDemocrat, said her office will examine the rulingbefore deciding whether to appeal the case to theU.S. Supreme Court – which, as Judge Posnerpointed out, has already decided the issue. http://www.infowars.com/