The Two Black Wednesdays – Voting Record

You may recall black Wednesday a few weeks ago (Wednesday February 28th) when the Illinois House of Representatives voted on various anti freedom anti gun bills. Today, the Illinois Senate voted on several of the same bills, and some new infringements they mixed in just for fun.

It is important we, as voters, understand how our elected officials voted to either keep our rights or chip away at our rights.

The bill HB 1465 is a so called “Assault weapon” ban for persons less than 21. This bill bans persons 18-20 from purchasing or possessing semi automatic long guns and magazines.  This is a broad bill, and though some exemptions were added can still make your child an accidental felon.

The voting record for HB1465  is as follows,

HB1465 Under 21 AWB Senate Votes
HB1465 Under 21 AWB Senate Votes

 

HB1465 AWB House Votes
HB1465 AWB House Votes

 

The Bill HB1467 is a broadly written bump stock ban which may affect trigger modification, however through amendment trigger cranks were removed from the bill. Though the bill got worse, because also through amendment this bill will remove preemption of so called, “assault weapon” bans and return home rule powers the ability to ban semi automatic long guns.

The voting record for HB1467 is as follows,

HB1467 Bump Stock Ban Senate Votes
HB1467 Bump Stock Ban Senate Votes

 

HB1467 Bump Stock Ban House Votes
HB1467 Bump Stock Ban House Votes

 

The Bill HB1468 increases the waiting period for long guns from 24 to 72 hours.

The voting record for HB1468 is as follows,

HB1468 72 Hour Wait House Votes
HB1468 72 Hour Wait House Votes

 

HB1468 72 Hour Wait Senate Votes
HB1468 72 Hour Wait Senate Votes

 

The Bill SB1657 created redundant licensing for gun dealers and would create over bearing requirements for gun dealers to operate, forcing some gun dealers out of business.  Further this bill would create a deficit for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as the licensing fees wouldn’t cover the expenses incurred by the department.

The voting record for SB1657 is as follows,

SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing Senate Votes
SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing Senate Votes

 

SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing House Votes
SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing House Votes

Please Note the Governor has vetoed this bill, and it will be called for veto over ride.

 

Often voting history will dictate voting future. Keep this in mind when choosing your state representatives and senators at the voting booth.

 

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Thomas Kral

Thomas Kral is an avid gun rights advocate being involved in the movement in Illinois since 2012 and became one of the very first Concealed Carry instructors to be certified by the Illinois State Police in 2013.

Thomas is also a proud father and husband, having said, "The only things more important than 2nd Amendment issues and gun rights are my wife and kids."

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  1. […] Both were approved in the legislation by “super majority” making them veto proof (See The Two Black Wednesdays – Voting Record). In other words, even if Rauner were to veto or provide an amendatory veto as he did with the […]

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