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Illinois Democrats Introduce National Firearm Registration and Licensing Bills

Two Illinois congressional Democrats want to take their state’s gun laws and apply them nationwide with two bills they have introduced in the House and the Senate.

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has introduced H.R.6024, which aims to “provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.”

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) has introduced S.3002, which has the same intent as H.R.6024 and “for other purposes.” They are calling the pair of bills the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018:

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“People are dying and Congress has not only the power, but also the duty to act by passing common-sense solutions like this one that would help prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands,” Duckworth said in a press release, adding:

“We owe it to the countless and growing number of firearm violence victims to take action. I don’t want my daughters to have to grow up in a country that won’t protect them from firearm violence, which is why I’m proud to join Congressman Rush in this effort, and we will keep pushing until all of America’s children are safe.”

The Illinois Democrats say the bills are modeled after Illinois’ Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) law. Anyone who wishes to own a gun in the state must first obtain a FOID card through the state police.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Brenda

    June 10, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    It’s not gonna make a difference!! You think criminals are gonna follow this law?? NO!! They will get a gun no matter what your laws say!! Look at Chicago. You took away their rights to protect themselves and now crime runs ramped!!! We need good guys with guns to protect our citizens. NOT a bill!!

    • Pat

      June 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Well said!

  2. J Bishai

    June 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    I bet all the criminals in Chicago (within the state they represent) are just lining up for this FOID card. Illinois laws seem to be really effective in quelling the violence in Chi-town. NOT! What about guns passed down in an estate? Sorry children, no FOID, I guess they must be sold in an estate sale, oh can’t to that either. Again, Dems still have no clue as to what is the real issue, and it isn’t guns.

    • Pat

      June 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Well said also but Dems won’t listen…they just don’t get it.

      • paulette

        June 11, 2018 at 12:59 am

        @PAT,THEY GET IT BUT THE REAL AGENDA IS TO CHIP AWAY LITTLE BY LITTLE TILL THEY DISARM AMERICANS TOTALLY

  3. Tony French

    June 10, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    The Land of Lincoln, LOL, Bet he has been doing flip flops in his grave at how goddamn dumb they have become,

  4. Tom Cook

    June 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Anyone so stupid as to think that eliminating guns would change anything is too stupid to be an elected official. If guns are no longer available what will we ban next cars, knives, manure? All of these items are just as effective in killing people.

  5. paulette

    June 11, 2018 at 12:57 am

    CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY THE LAWS,THIS IS PART OF THE DISARMING AGENDA,LITTLE BY LITTLE THEY WILL CHIP AWAY UNTIL WE ARE JUST LIKE VENEZULA OR ANY OTHER DICTATORSHIP COMMUNIST COUNTRY

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