Last week, we saw an idiot enter a bill to make violating the Undetectable Firearms Act illegal. Now I think I need to add a “Department of Redundacy Department” category to our Gun Culture Primer.
Illinois state Sen. Julie Morrison has filed an “assault weapon” ban bill, SB 107. It’s the usual, with grandfathering of registered “assault weapons,” which can then be transferred only to an heir or out of state.
I always like to see just what gets defined as an “assault weapon.” This one includes a doozy.
(C) a semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:
(ii) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock;
Most folks call that a short-barrel rifle (SBR), and it’s an NFA item that already has to be registered. And Illinois regulates the heck out of them.
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