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Illinois House Passes Bill Requiring 18-20-Year-Olds to Hand Over Certain Semi-Automatic Firearms

A bill requiring 18-20 year olds to hand over or transfer ownership of heretofore legally possessed “assault weapons” is gaining sponsors in the Illinois Senate after passing the House last month.

The bill, HB 1465, was sponsored in the House by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) and passed by a vote of 64-51 on February 28.

After being introduced in the upper house by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), the bill has added seven co-sponsors in the last week. Notable among them was Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), the NRA “A” rated 2014 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

The NRA-ILA described the weapons covered by HB 1465 as “commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.” The bill also requires 18-20-year-olds to forfeit ownership of any magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

The guns and magazines remain legal for persons 21 and up, but persons under 21 would have 90 days to give up ownership, should HB 1465 become law.

Fox 2 reports that critics of Mussman’s bill were taken aback by “the idea that the government would confiscate property.” Mussman responded to these concerns by assuring them “authorities will not visit homes to pick up weapons.” Rather, “a first offense for getting caught with prohibited firearms would be a misdemeanor offense.”

The push to force 18-20 year olds to give up the enumerated semiautomatic firearms is now under consideration by the Illinois Senate.

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  1. Michael D Brandenburg

    March 8, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    shall not be infringed,,,somebody please sue these bastards

  2. Beverly Jorgensen

    March 8, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    WEll are the bad guys going to do this too. Why mess with those that follow the law. This is an amendment right…what are you going to take away next?

  3. Raymond Schneider

    March 8, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Tyranny, one step at a time.

  4. jack greene

    March 8, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    they should make it illegal for a criminal to own a firearm…….just saying.

  5. Russ Lewis

    March 8, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    First of all , 18-20 year olds do not own “assault” rifles . They are most likely AR 15 semi automatic rifles that are black, ugly and only resemble military rifles . However the Democratic gun grabbers do not let facts get in the way of their theories !!!
    And the only “assault” here is the continuing attack on our sacred document, the United States Constitution .

  6. paulette

    March 9, 2018 at 3:43 am


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