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Illinois Democrats consider revamping state’s FOID card law



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SPRINGFIELD – During the final two weeks of scheduled session, Illinois Democrats, which control the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor's Mansion, are working through the details of legislation that could tighten the state's already very tight gun control laws.

Gun control groups like "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,"  part of Everytown for Gun Safety, founded by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, gathered at the Statehouse Wednesday. They urged Democrats to pass the "Fix the FOID Act," by "closing loopholes in state law that make it possible for people prohibited from having firearms to easily access them nonetheless."

Despite facing committee vote after committee vote along party lines for more gun control, Illinois State Rifle Association representative Todd VanderMyde counters their arguments in a video interview with Illinois Channel's Terry Martin: 


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  1. Every time I call or email my state rep and senator they say they’re all for our 2nd amendment rights. As soon as a new gun control bill comes up they always vote for it, nothing but a bunch of liars.

  2. How about you anti-2nd amendment liberals raise your children to value human life? Stop teaching there is NO shame in murdering an unborn baby and sometimes born babies. If an abortion just involved a woman’s body, “maybe” liberals would have an argument. But it doesn’t. An abortion involves two human beings, the woman and her unborn baby. And the whole purpose of an abortion is to destroy that unborn baby’s life. Many decades ago now, scientists discovered that a human life begins at the moment of conception, complete with his/her own unique DNA. How can you support the murder of 60 million unborn and some born babies since 1973. You liberal hypocrites set the example of murdering 60 million babies since 1973 for the children to learn murder is a problem-solving tool. Then act like you are taking the moral high road, but the reality is they couldn’t take the moral high road from Hitler. Hitler too supported abortion. Now our hypocritical Gov Pritkzer whines about gun violence and blame the guns instead of democrat failure to set a good example for children by valuing human life. You abortioncrats teach human life has no value and then feign surprise when big cities like Philly has 100’s of murders. Abortion and supporters alike are deserving of our hatred for causing people to not value human life. Abortion is man’s inhumanity to man but democrats lie and call it reproductive rights! It sickens me to know people on the left who try to justify the murder of an unborn baby. Of course, they don’t allow the unborn baby a “right” to life, every sane person knows life begins at conception and knows the democrats teach children to NOT value human life by example. You government liberals don’t care about the lives snuffed out, as long as women can murder unborn babies. And then they blame the guns for murders and wonder why there is gun violence… your immorality and hypocrisy are obvious. We know you communist democrats plan to make gun ownership cost prohibitive and regulate we citizens out of the right to keep & bear arms. Attack the real problem, of why aren’t children being civilized by teaching them to value human life and stop attacking our constitutionally protected right to keep & bear arms.

  3. Mandating fingerprinting violates our constitutionally protected right to keep & bear arms. It also violates SECTION 6. SEARCHES, SEIZURES, PRIVACY AND INTERCEPTIONS
    “The people shall have the RIGHT to be secure in their
    PERSONS, houses, papers and other possessions against
    unreasonable searches, seizures, invasions of PRIVACY or
    interceptions of communications by eavesdropping devices or
    other means. No warrant shall issue without probable cause,
    supported by affidavit particularly describing the place to
    be searched and the persons or things to be seized.”
    (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
    Its amazing, abortion supporters claim a privacy right to murder an unborn and sometime new born baby, yet we citizens don’t have a privacy right to gun-ownership as it was intended.
    Illinois is nothing short of a police state

  4. The Second Amendment has a very good purpose. You only have to look at Nazi Germany and the many other countries where dictators confiscated firearms from the populace before imposing horrible sanctions, controls, genocide and other gross atrocities.