Friday, April 19, 2013

IL Dems Revolt Against Gun Control Law

If Illinois legislators do not come up with a concealed carry permit law by June 10th, the Illinois laws against the carry of firearms become void by judicial decree. Time is on the side of the freedom fighters in Illinois.

Democrats enjoy a supermajority in the Illinois House of Representatives, holding 71 seats to the GOP's 47. On Wednesday, the same day the US Senate voted down gun control legislation, powerful Democrat Speaker Michael Madigan tried to push a restrictive gun control measure through his chamber. The result was an open revolt by downstate Democrats, with almost half the Democrat caucus joining the GOP to kill the measure. The bill went down 31-76, a rare defeat for the legendary Madigan.

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