Illinois State Senator: Maybe It's Best to Just Grab All the 'Assault Weapons' After All - The Truth About Guns
Illinois state Senator Julie Morrison is the sponsor of Senate Bill 107. The bill would ban most semi-automatic firearm and accessory sales. Current owners of the banned guns would be required to pay a fee and register their so-called assault weapons. The fee would be $25 per firearm and failure...
Constituent:You have a SB107 to take away my semi-automatic firearms.
State Senator Julie Morrison: To clarify, I’m not taking your gun away from you. You just can’t buy any new ones.
Constituent: You want me to turn it over to the state police.
Sen. Morrison: You can’t buy new ones.
Constituent: Unless I give you a fine. Unless I pay a fine for each firearm and register them, then I get to keep them. So, if I get to keep it, if I pay a fine and register it, how dangerous is it in the first place? Why do you need to pay it at all?
Sen. Morrison: Well, you’ve just maybe changed my mind. Maybe we won’t have a fine at all. Maybe we’ll just be a confiscation and we won’t have to worry about you paying the fine.
Legislation has been introduced in the Illinois state Senate for a comprehensive ban on many types of firearms and accessories. Senate Bill 107 is currently in the Senate Assignments Committee awaiting a referral to a committee that will consider it.