Stupid Enemies, Part II

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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4 thoughts on “Stupid Enemies, Part II”

  1. This is going to be a very long list if you try to list every single one of the stupid things our enemies do in regards to firearms. Each day, they seem to find a new way to show just how ignorant they are. I mean, just look at who they elected to represent that district in New York. The young cheerleader type, whose only redeeming quality is the fact that she was in some music video once. She went to college and got a degree, while I have gone to college several times, taken classes that I was interested in, and have several short of an Associates degree, and yet I consider myself a much more intelligent and literate person than she is.
    But she got people to vote for her, I guess because she is a socialist. That seems to be the popular thing right now. But no matter what the government says, I will never accept it, for myself or my family. We will buy a motor home and live in the wilderness first.

  2. Greetings. I (sadly) reside in Senator Morrison’s district. Her bill is far worse than you point out. By the definition, my tube-fed Marlin 60 in .22lr is an assault rifle because the magazine capacity is in excess of 10 rounds.

    Let me be clear – Sen. Morrison’s goal is to remove all guns from civilian hands in the state of IL. Worse, I hold the opinion that Sen. Morrison believes that by removing all the guns, crime will miraculously cease. It will not. We just have to look to England to see that gun confiscation did not reduce violent activity.

    I will use all my powers of civil disobedience in an attempt to stop Sen Morrison and her ilk. They are relentless. They will stop at nothing. My resolve is stronger.

    1. I wasn’t pointing out the worst of the bill — which seems to be fairly typical of the bans Dems have been pushing the past couple of years: as you say a start at a total ban on armed civilians. I was just noting one particularly STUPID element.

      But good on you. And noting the ridiculously low compliance rates in other other states — even California — you’re in good company.

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