In an attempt to follow in Chicago's footsteps of high crime levels, Cook County IL Commissioner William Beavers has introduced legislation to register all firearms.
Now the trick is, YOU CAN'T REGISTER ANY FIREARM EXCEPT HANDGUNS AND NOT THOSE UNLESS THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN REGISTERED as well as having unavailable technology:
Sec. 58-132.5. Unregisterable firearms.
No registration certificate shall be issued for any of the following types of firearms:
(a) Sawed-off shotgun, machine gun, or short-barreled rifle;
(b) Firearms other than handguns, owned or possessed by any person in the County prior to the effective date of this Ordinance which are not validly registered prior to the effective date of this Ordinance;
(c) Handguns, except:
(1) Those validly registered to a current owner in the County prior to the effective date of this Ordinance, and which contain each of the following:
(i) A safety mechanism to hinder the use of the handgun by unauthorized users. Such devices shall include, but shall not be limited to, trigger locks, combination handle locks, and solenoid use-limitation devices; and,
(ii) A load indicator device that provides reasonable warning to potential users such that even users unfamiliar with the weapon would be forewarned and would understand the nature of the warning;
(2) Those owned by peace officers who are residents of the County,
(3) Those owned by security personnel,
(4) Those owned by private detective agencies licensed by the State of Illinois;
So since the only registered handguns in Cook County are in Chicago prior to '81, they've just introduced an all out firearms ban except for "Only Ones". I'm sure this will pass in the People's Soviet.
So, along w/ Commissioner Suffredin's attempt to ban all gun shops, are "authorized journalists" from ABC complicit in this to stir up support?