Update :85 yes 30 no in the House
The crap sandwich that is SB2193 is expected to be voted on in the House today. Unsurprisingly people are pissed and are willing to sacrifice the forest for a few trees. Unfortunately that pissy-ness has translated into angry phone calls to the point that it may be causing problems on some of the votes needed for it to pass veto-proof.
Yeah, I hate the CCW portion of the bill but it's better (marginally) than the Kwame turd w/o bread that we'll get if 2193 doesn't pass.
Update: Watching live.
Most of the pro-bill discussions seem scripted, detailing some of the wording.
Then the anti, Rep Cassidy, stands up and makes an ass out of herself. She uses stats from the VPC but can't even get the name of them right. She states the ISP is opposed but they officially changed their position to 'Neutral' yesterday. She's also unable to distinguish the difference between a 'bar' and a restaurant that happens to serve alcohol.
Rep Williams stand up and calls for New York style discrimination because Chicago is 'diverse'. IOW, keep those brown people disarmed. She also doesn't know the difference between a bar and a restaurant. Claiming you can get drunk and carry.
Rep Bost then calls out the previous two for their ignorant statements.
Rep Mitchell compares carrying in a prohibited place to drunk driving. Basically gets pissed that all Chicago's gun bans are gone. Then he ups the BS by claiming the bill allows school/workplace shootings and gun smuggling. What an ass.
Rep Ford. "Are there increased penalties?" Phelps: There can't be 'increased penalties' because we don't have CCW now. Ford: "Does this bill provide support for areas where gun crime is high?" Phelps: Yes, it allows people to protect themselves. And then Ford adds w/ the 'increased guns on the street' bit and something about how many guns a police officer can carry. While it shouldn't, it still surprises me how absolutely stupid some of these elected reps are.
Rep Drury uses Pulp Fiction as his reference for CCW "It's fiction but reality" and license holders possibly shooting up kids playing w/ cap guns. See statement above.
Line of the Day: Rep. Cloonen "I cannot imaging going to college for 4 years and having them 'may' issue a diploma"
Rep Acevedo says dueling will become commonplace and calls out some 'net commenter to 'come find him'. BLOOD IN THE STREETS!!!
Rep Welch pulls the race card.
"how many hispanic representatives have you spoken to?"
"Only white people want concealed carry"
Madigan says he changed his optionion because the anti-gunner bill got
31 votes , vs 997 which got 64 AFTER he worked against it, he says it
had 75 votes before he worked against it.