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Dyed in the wool Democrat, been voting Democrat since I was old enough to vote. US Army veteran, retired with 35 years in as a CW5, (Chief Warrant Officer 5) certified in fixed and rotary wing aircraft, mostly flew rotary wing (helicopters). Veteran of Vietnam, 2 tours, Grenada and Gulf War conflicts. Hate war, seen enough of it, want to live the rest of my life in peace with the love of my life, my beautiful wife.

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Illinois expands background checks to all gun purchases


CHICAGO | Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:58pm EDT

(Reuters) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a loophole that exempted gun sales between private parties.

The new law also requires all gun owners to report any lost or stolen firearms to local police within 72 hours.

"Guns are a plague on too many of our communities," Quinn, a Democrat, said in a statement. "Making sure guns do not fall into the wrong hands is critical to keeping the people of Illinois safe. This commonsense law will help our law enforcement crack down on crime and make our streets safer."

The expanded background checks go into effect on January 1, 2014.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/19/us-usa-guns-illinois-idUSBRE97I00X20130819?feedType=RSS

This is a good law.

California gun-control bills advance in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- A package of bills that would once again give California the nation's toughest gun-control laws passed a key legislative hurdle Tuesday, setting up a white-hot Capitol showdown.

The Assembly Committee on Public Safety hearing offered a preview of that battle, as dozens of gun-control advocates -- including some who have lost loved ones to violent crime -- faced off against gun-rights supporters who believe that a basic freedom is threatened.

"This entire package is not focused on trying to prohibit or limit law-abiding citizens from having guns," state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, told the committee. "It seeks to close loopholes that were never supposed to exist."

But National Rifle Association lobbyist Ed Worley scoffed at that notion.


http://www.mercurynews.com/politics-government/ci_23856108/gun-control-bills-advance-sacramento

I can agree with some sensible firearms control bills, but CA seems to be trying to outdo NY without thought of how this impacts legal firearms owners.

California gun-control bills advance in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- A package of bills that would once again give California the nation's toughest gun-control laws passed a key legislative hurdle Tuesday, setting up a white-hot Capitol showdown.

The Assembly Committee on Public Safety hearing offered a preview of that battle, as dozens of gun-control advocates -- including some who have lost loved ones to violent crime -- faced off against gun-rights supporters who believe that a basic freedom is threatened.

"This entire package is not focused on trying to prohibit or limit law-abiding citizens from having guns," state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, told the committee. "It seeks to close loopholes that were never supposed to exist."

But National Rifle Association lobbyist Ed Worley scoffed at that notion.


http://www.mercurynews.com/politics-government/ci_23856108/gun-control-bills-advance-sacramento

I can agree with some sensible firearms control bills, but CA seems to be trying to outdo NY without thought of how this impacts legal firearms owners.

Anyway, those that think that CA's gun laws are a model for the rest of the nation, we here in AZ just laugh our asses off at them.


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