Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Private Sales Ban Fails in Illinois

HB 48, the bill banning all private sales of firearm in Illinois went down today 60-55-1. This was THE big push by the Brady Campaign, ICPGV, and ICHV in the state.

From the ICHV:
Meanwhile, HB 0048, which would require background checks on all handgun sales, is closer to being passed than it was last year. This bill appears as if it is going to pass or fail by one or two votes in either direction. etc.
Not even close. In fact, IIRC, it did WORSE than it did last year.

Edit: I remembered correctly. Last year was 58-58 so they lost 4 votes and we gained 2.

Grassroots efforts at its finest.

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1 comment:

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Guess they're gluttons for punishment--HB 179 "safe storage" left an even bigger smoking crater than HB 48 did.