Illinois Senate Committee Bans Semiautomatic Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Clips

An Illinois Senate Committee banned semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
KMOV reported

An Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

One measure would ban the sale of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. People who currently own such weapons could keep them, but would have to register them.

The second proposal would limit ammunition magazines to 10 or fewer rounds. Sen. Dan Kotowski, the bill’s sponsor, says he wants to concentrate on the high-capacity magazines because they make assault weapons more lethal.

Democrats are pushing the gun restrictions in the wake of the school massacre in Connecticut last month.

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  • Gloria Gilson

    Banning all these is so totally the right thing to do, because like criminals that know that there’s a law of the books, will so totally not use those things. This is government at its best and Democrats like really know how to be the best.

  • Leslie Brillstein

    Perusing today’s headlines:

    Attorney unintentionally shoots himself while cleaning gun

    Man unintentionally shoots and kills 15-yearold neighbor

    Two years later, teen still recovering from unintentional shooting

    2 injured in unintentional shooting at gun show

    3-year-old unintentionally shoots and kills himself with uncle’s gun

    Man unintentionally shoots and kills himself at shooting range

    Man shoots granddaughter mistaking her for an intruder

    Man putting handgun under pillow unintentionally shoots wife in the face

    7-year-old unintentionally shot and killed outside gun store

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  • shadow

    So who’s going to be the first to scream, “THEY ARE NOT CLIPS! THEY’RE MAGAZINES.” like what happens when some gun-control supporter makes that error.

  • Prescient11


    Exactly what is your point? Got links for those articles. We are a nation of 300MM people. How about car accidents. Drunk driving deaths. You got “headlines” for that.

    There are so many fools in this country it is truly story. Do you also have “headlines” for the minimum 1MM uses of guns to stop crime and protect people.

    Do you have that handy?

  • bear

    @2, les,

    40+ thousand dead each year from cars, suicides galore, falls from ladders, etc., etc.,……

    What’s your point? You fail to propose one in your comment.

  • imtorqued

    Leslie Brillstein commented:

    SO WHAT. It’s called life. It’s called accidents. If you don’t like it, wrap yourself in bubble wrap and curl into a fetal ball. I hope one of your regressive commiecrat cohorts doesn’t get an urge to abort you.

  • Jerry C

    @ #2 Leslie Brillstein

    You really should not operate a motorized vehicle. Thank God you can walk & talk at the same time; of course, I am assuming that much about you.

  • kevlar

    Mr. Kotowski is incorrect, and probably knows it.

    A magazine can be changed in less than two seconds.

    More lethal? We are talking about firearms right? Same lethality.

  • Leslie Brillstein

    Baseball Hall of Famer Attorney unintentionally shoots Chicago Cubs manager while quail hunting

    Teenage boys charged with murder after friend killed by neighbor firing warning shot

    Father and grandfather struggling over gun unintentionally shoot 2 young children

    18-year-old unintentionally shot and killed when dropped gun discharges

    Man adjusting his concealed wapon unintentionally discharges gun in movie theater

    Teen brings gun on school bus, unintentionally shoots and kills another student

  • even steven

    It looks like Indiana sporting goods stores will be getting my business now when I need new “clips” for my “assualt” rifles. The anti-gun, big government boot licking freaks are going full tilt here in Illinois. I will not register any of my guns. I will not turn any of them in if they are made “illegal” by the stroke of a pen. I will not comply. Molon Labe.

  • Patty

    While this is in response to the Sandy Hook shooting, do they think that the Criminals will stop everything, register their gun and proceed on their way.

    What about Holder, anything? Didn’t he allow guns to run across the border. And for the Cartels in California. Do you really believe they care about any laws on guns.

    Seriously, these politicians have much pressing matters but they insist on taking away freedoms and rights. Illinois has had more shootings in the past and nothing substantial has been done to stop the violence but now Sandy Hook is held up to a reason to take away guns when the real problem is lack of parent supervision. And the alarming act where one parent has guns around a kid with emotional and mental problems. Here is the real tragedy and no focus in the Chamber on this serious problem. Just keep on punishing the good and a complete ignorance to the problem that is staring them directly in the face.

  • Basil Duke

    Leslie, why no headline about the thousands of guns Obama trafficked to Mexican drug cartels – or about the hundreds of Mexicans who were subsequently murdered by same? Or about Brian Terry, U.S. Border Patrol agent who was murdered by one of the Obama administration’s guns? Why no headlines about the 500 people fatally shot last year in Chicago – home of some of the toughest gun laws in the entire country. Aren’t these worthy of your master list?

  • Zip

    People are realizing that those ‘ruining’ this nation, who’s goal and aim is to strip them of freedom and liberties, are using these “staged events” as (Project) Sandy Hook to justify their actions. Here’s some info about it: facts vs propaganda fallacies.

    The contrived and set-up massacre, similar tho the Batman Rising (multiple shooters) denoting Sandy Hook on the “Strike Map”, depicts fingerprints of those really behind the assault. These people are the very ones we need protection from! Starting at the “Tainted White House”: Anti-American’s.


  • kevlar

    Everyone on that committee needs to be brought up on charges of violating USC Title 18, Sec 242. Deprivation of Civil Rights under Color of Law. It is a felony and can carry a penalty up to and including Death.

  • jeff gamer

    Gloria Gilson is either a funny satirist or an abject idiot, I hope the former but suspect the latter

  • Linda

    In 2012 there were 506 homicides in Chicago…I can hardly wait to see that number go down now that they banned semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips!

  • Joe Blow

    #11 Better watch out what you say on the internet and other places. Our “free and open” government has the ability to track IP addresses and may come knocking on your door to deprive you of your second amendment rights. Remember, they take away God and our ability to defend ourselves. Think the communists aren’t loving this.

  • Skip

    Leslie Brillstein, you pathetic harpy, can you outline how banning semi-auto pistols will somehow cut down on accidental shootings?

    And yes, it’s called “magazines”. Perhaps you didn’t notice Jim was quoting KMOV, shadow??

  • Joanne

    People should look more into the killing of all those children and adults. I’ve read that the local Police Chief threatened to charge anyone who spread any information about the killings that wasn’t coming out of their mouthpiece. Plus I read there was once again more than one shooter or accomplices involved in this shooting. A lot does not make sense about this killing.

    I believe that Obama would have no problem co-ordinating this attack to further his goal of disarming the American people. People can’t fathom such wickedness, but for Obama, children are expendable – those in the womb and those born. We should remember democrats/socialists are using these shootings to further their goal of disarming Americans, even though they have no intention of disarming themselves.

    Once Obama disarms Americans – you’ll all be finished. Unfortunately, we’ll all be sucked down the proverbial hole too.