Illinois Considers Statewide Gun Ban

Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton, a Democrat from Chicago, is trying to push through a bill that would make just about any firearm in the hands of civilians illegal. Writing for Breitbart, Warner Todd Huston stated that even antique guns would be outlawed:

 “The Illinois State Rifle Association reports that Cullerton’s bill will ban pump action shotguns, semiautomatic pistols and rifles, and even antiques rifles like the M-1 Garand, the rifle used by U.S. troops in World War II. The M-1 Garand has only an 8-round, clip-fed ammunition system, yet Cullerton wants to label it as an “assault weapon.” According to the source, the bill would not include any grandfathering and would require Illinois gun owners to turn in their guns to the Illinois State Police, where the weapons will be destroyed.”

 This push for more gun control comes as statistics show that in Chicago last year, a total of 532 people were murdered. That’s about 1.5 people everyday. In more realistic terms, that’s 3 people every 2 days. That means that more people were murdered on an average day in Chicago last year than people were murdered in Kennesaw, Georgia in 25 years.

Even a writer for the Russian news outlet Pravda excoriated gun control trends in the U.S. In his article, Stanislov Mishin wrote of the history of gun control in his own country. There was a time, he said, when everyone carried a gun of some sort, much like gun owners here in the U.S. carry. But the height of their oppression came when their government disarmed the populace:

 “One of the first things they did was to disarm the population. From that point, mass repression, mass arrests, mass deportations, mass murder, mass starvation were all a safe game for the powers that were.”

Mishin concluded by exhorting Americans not to give up their 2nd Amendment rights and not to fall for the politicians’ fake promises of security and safety:

“No, it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressive leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear. So, do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect.”