Illinois Lawmakers Resisting Gun Control Push In Their State
By Tom Knighton
It’s easy to forget that anti-gun states have pro-gun lawmakers in office. We look at New York or California and think of them as big bundles of gun control. We may accept pro-gun citizens, but the idea that there are enough to elect pro-gun legislators is a little harder to grasp.
In Illinois, some such lawmaker is trying to make a valiant stand against gun control in his state.
One bill would tax ammunition, another would have police scour the social media accounts of people seeking to legally buy guns, a third would ban some common firearms, even from law-abiding gun owners.
One state lawmaker said that people’s rights are being threatened by the aggressive anti-gun agenda.
State Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, has been ringing the alarm bell on social media, highlighting bills she says go too far. She said she’s taking a stand against another proposal that would register privately held guns with the government.
“It is a serious issue that we are going to have to fight and that probably will be passed and you’re going to find law-abiding citizens in Illinois all of a sudden overnight become criminals,” McCombie said.
One measure, Senate Bill 107, would prohibit a range of …Read the Rest
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