Illinois is trying to pass an assault weapons ban...

... and that effort is probably what's behind "The Gun Lies".  This legislation, unlike the expired, so-called federal "assault weapons ban", would actually criminal possession as well as manufacture.  Opponents of the law claim it was sparked by a major hunting and fishing retailer seeking to open a store in Chicago.  Luckily it's also behind something else: threats from the several firearms manufacturers based in Illinois that they will leave the state if the law passes.  Damn straight.  Y'all are welcome in Texas.  Seems to me that a state that doesn't want the business shouldn't get the business.   I guess we'll see what the vote on that legislation turns out to be.

Hat tip to Alphecca, whose roundup on this story was useful.

This entry was published Tue Mar 14 23:08:48 CST 2006 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2006-03-14 23:08:48.0. [Tweet]

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