I don't know if this is the correct forum for this, but if not I'm sure it will be moved. As many in and around Illinois know, we can only have firearms in our homes or while at a hunting/gun range. We can not bear, (as in carry permits), any firearms for self defence. Those of you that live in the forty-eight states that can read and follow the U.S.Constitution may think that this is out of the "twilight zone", but for IL residents it's the nightmare we live. Most Chicago residents are'nt even allowed to own a gun at all. Now Cook County IL wants to pass the so called, "Safe Streets/Weapons Registration Ordinance". The title is purposely deceiving. Besides banning all gun shops in Cook County,many types of guns would be outright banned. Certain pump-type and semi-auto shotguns and rifles, plus any handgun that does not have a loaded chamber indicator, would be banned. That means many semi-auto pistols and ALL revolvers, bye bye. All firearms would have to be registered with the Cook County Sheriff. Here's the "Catch-22". The only guns that even "could" be registered are guns that are "currently" registered. Except for Chicago, the state of Illinois does not require guns to be registered, therefore most guns could not be registered and MUST be turned in to the Sheriff. While Illinois residents already are defenseless outside our homes, we would then also be left defenseless (by law), in our homes as well.
Everybody watch and take notes so that this can't happen in your state( non IL residents), or community( IL residents). Residents of Cook County Illinois take action, NOW!!! 1) Call Larry Suffredin at 1-312-603-6383 and tell him you're against this crap, 2) Call you Cook County Commissioner at 1-312-5500. They can direct your call to your commissioner, then tell him or her to vote against ALL Cook county gun control schemes. 3) Vote AGAINST Larry Suffredin in the State's Attorney primary February 5th,2008. 4) Tell everyone you know that live in Cook County so that they can take action.
When you call you may be told that you are missinformed( that what Larry's office told me). Stand your ground and tell them the facts(they hate it when YOU know the facts). You can find out more at www.isra.org
. This is the website for the Illinois State Rifle Association, of which I'm a Life Member. They sent me the warning through the mail and I've telling everyone since.
This past weekend in Chicago there were two home invasions reported in the news. Both invasions were carried out using four criminals. During both home invasions someone living in that home was shot and later died, one was a six year old boy that was shot in the head. Cook County politicians are more than likely relived that NO criminals were harmed during either home invasion. If new ordinance passes, these occurances will become "normal".
Please help to stop this gross infringement on our Constitution, and our very lives.
Thanks in Advance,