The Illinois Legislature had a bill filed today by a powerful Senator which will impose an “assault weapon ban” as well as a ban on .50 caliber ammunition.
This is separate from U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein’s assault weapons ban which will probably be revealed later this week, but its details are unknown right now.
While the immediate impact would be on IAA members and other collectors and shooters, or even casual folks with a loose round of .50 caliber ammunition as souvenir, this is the sort of cancerous ban that once passed, will surely evolve into bans on many other calibers. Each and every cartridge ever made will be attacked as “too big” or “too small” and none will be “just right.” Variations will likely spread to “evil dum dum bullets violating the Geneva Convention”, or “lead pollution” non-jacketed bullets, and some other made up objection about other types.
Anyone from Illinois needs to check with the ISRA (Illinois State Rifle Association) and take their advice on how to best fight this bad proposal.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE- THE POWERFUL ANTI-GUN FOLKS IN ILLINOIS WANT TO GET THIS PASSED IN A MATTER OF DAYS OR A FEW WEEKS!