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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:29 PM

 

Illinois gun ban fails for the second time this week.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022119752

Hang in there guys... maybe some day you'll get it right for a change...



House pulls plug on gun-control measures: "We didn't think we had the votes"

SPRINGFIELD-Add gun-control legislation to the growing legislative scrap heap for what thus far has been a lame lame-duck session.

Citing a lack of support, the House sponsor of bans on military-style weapons -- dubbed "assault weapons" by critics -- and the high-powered ammunition that feeds them decided Sunday not to call either measure for a vote in his chamber.

Those same bills stalled last week in the Senate.

"Since we felt we didn't have enough overwhelming support in the Senate, we were worried about having the support in the House," state Rep. Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago), chief House sponsor of both bills, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The House convened for its part of the lame-duck session Sunday and is scheduled to remain until Tuesday, the final full day of this General Assembly's two-year term. The bills were scheduled to be heard in committee Sunday until the plug was pulled on both.

The Senate has scheduled a return to Springfield on Tuesday to deal with anything the House might pass, but it's an open question of whether there will be anything of substance for the Senate to act upon.

"We didn't want to call it if we didn't think we had the votes, and we really don't know today if the Senate is coming back Tuesday," Acevedo said. "Time is so limited, I didn't want to lay any of my colleagues out."

State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), one of the House's leading gun-rights advocates, said he was surprised the gun bills weren't called even though he thinks a majority of House members were spooked by the expansive nature of the legislation, which he said could affect as many as 85 percent of all guns.

"It's just too broad and covers way too many guns," Phelps said. "The way I've heard from other people, they're not sitting down negotiating this bill. They're just throwing something out there to see if this sticks."




http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2013/01/house_pulls_plug_on_gun-control_measures.html

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flamin lib Jan 2013 #1
crazyjoe Jan 2013 #2
Robb Jan 2013 #5
crazyjoe Jan 2013 #11
Robb Jan 2013 #12
frazzled Jan 2013 #3
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #6
Undismayed Jan 2013 #7
frazzled Jan 2013 #10
samsingh Jan 2013 #8
The revenge Jan 2013 #4
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #9
Capt. Obvious Jan 2013 #13

Response to -..__... (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:36 PM

1. Keep laughin'. In fact laugh 'till ya' cry. nt

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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:47 PM

2. ridiculous piece of legislation, deserved to go down in flames.

 

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Response to crazyjoe (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:58 PM

5. Your buddy downthread agrees with you.

'Course, he's been banned as a troll.

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Response to Robb (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:15 PM

11. what are you saying, anyone who doesn't agree with you is a troll?

 

how democratic of you.

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Response to crazyjoe (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:07 PM

12. Was that banned troll your friend or something?

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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:25 PM

3. Assault weapons/clips legislation and gay marriage bill will be introduced in new Legislature

in a few weeks. Lame duck sessions don't do this stuff.

Both will pass.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:08 PM

6. I'm not sure why they wanted to try it in lameduck anyway.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:12 PM

7. Does anyone else see the extreme irony of the two images this individual posted?

 

I hope the gay marriage passes and the gun ban doesn't.

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Response to Undismayed (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:02 PM

10. "This individual" has a handle

It's frazzled. And there is absolutely no irony in the advocacy for sane gun control measures and the right for all too marry, at least for liberals. They're both liberal, progressive positions.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:14 PM

8. hopefully they will pass

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Response to -..__... (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:56 PM

4. Gun ban

 

= failed. Awesome.

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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:16 PM

9. It was a giant poison pill from the beginning.

 

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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:02 AM

13. So long, farewell, I bid you adieu

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