posted on Oct, 25 2008 @ 10:03 PM
I just wanted to adress something in particular that has been bugging me for the last couple of weeks and I wanted to get some opinions from the more
informed members of this community.
It has to do with the legality and constitutionality of recent actions by the govt. Yes, I am WELL aware that there are MANY things they've done that
can be considered illegal, but this one strikes more closer to home than you think.
A while back, I remember that the IL state govt. had been trying to persuade/bribe people into turning in their personal weapons in return for a
$200.00 check, or some such ridiculous nonsense. Now that was probably about 5 years ago before I moved to GA. The obvious reason for this event? to
disarm people obviously, their excuse was that it would reduce gun violence, apparently the IL governors and mayors think that only the police have
the ability to defend the people, and that regular people are too dumb or irresponsible to handle a gun. Ironically though, criminals and thieves did
not show up to this event to turn in their guns... gee I wonder why?
That being said, I have not kept much up to date with the affairs in IL, but I do remember hearing either on the news or from another source, that
there has indeed been a permanent gun ban in the state of IL and that no resident is to have a gun in their home. I need to know a couple of things.
Number one, I'd like an actual confirmation of this ban
Number two, I am very well aware that this ban violates the second ammendment, and as such deemed unconstitutional. Does this act alone not make this
gun ban null and void? If such is the case, then this gun ban cannot in fact be enforced legally, am I correct?
One of the reasons I'm asking this question, is because I do plan on moving back to IL (I'm just honestly not happy here in GA) and I want to make
sure I understand what kind of hell I should be preparing myself for.
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