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Is Governor Pat Quinn Pushing For Anti-Gun Referendum In November?

August 18, 2010 by  

Is Governor Pat Quinn pushing for anti-gun referendum in November?Gun rights proponents in Illinois have expressed a concern after reports suggested that Governor Pat Quinn, who is up for reelection in the fall, may be pushing for a referendum to ban a variety of hunting and target firearms this November.

Among the organizations that have spoken against such a proposal is Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Political Victory Fund, which called the Petition to Ban the Sale of Semi-Automatic and Assault Weapons—allegedly filed with with the Illinois State Board of Elections—“a renewed attack” on law-abiding citizens who own guns.

“It appears that Pat Quinn plans to attack hunters and sportsmen from every angle,” said ISRA-PVF spokesman, Richard Pearson.

He added that the governor has again “ shown himself to be more in step with Mayor Daley and the Chicago power structure than he is with the vast majority of Illinois citizens."

The organization has previously criticized Quinn for accepting an endorsement from “gun control extremists” from the the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19924674-ADNFCR

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  • DaveH

    Aspiring despots don’t like an armed citizenry.

    • 45caliber

      I agree

    • EddieW

      Australia outlawed guns, homosides..UP…Home Invasions…UP..Robbery…UP and why not? when you know they are unarmed and you have the hammer…and are a murderous Bas**rd at heart!! In Sweden Every citizen has to be armed and trained in the use of weapons…they don’t have a big crime rate…no home invasions, few robbrys, because the bad guys know you are allowed to shoot them!! really works!! we should try that here!!

      • 45caliber

        I’ve stated for years that if you really want to get rid of violent crime, require EVERYONE to wear a gun at all times.

        • John R

          I agree!!

  • dan az

    If I was him I would out law sling shots too to be that parinoide maybe he shouldnt run or maybe thats what he wants to do.Next it will be unbrellus you know those old ladies can be very dangerous too.

    • Al Sieber

      This man needs to put up against a wall and….

      • Craig

        And……have ham sammiches hucked at him?

        No, that’s what we should do to the NYC mosque.

        • Al Sieber

          Pickled pig’s feet.

    • Pete

      Actually, slingshots are already illegal in Illinois as per the state’s unlawful use of a weapon laws.

  • s c

    What we have here is another career politician who has a severe communication problem. If he ever read the Constitution, he never understood it. If he read it and understands it, that makes him dangerous, and Illinois needs to throw his dumb arse out of office post haste.
    No politician who willingly violates the Second Amendment can be trusted – ever. The world is full of documented proof that gun control ends in a government that hates freedom, enslaves its citizens and deserves whatever punishment its citizens think is appropriate.

    • bob

      i wonder if he and little richie are going to disarm thier bodyguards?
      yea right! send him directions to his local unemployment office

    • James

      SC, you are never going to learn are you? The Second Amendment restriction applies to the federal government. The Illinois Constitution (Art. I, Sec. 22) reads: “Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” That’s what applies in Illinois.
      The only reason I keep repeating this is to prevent others from being misled by SC and others. SC, the Illinois Constitution created the State of Illinois. All States have similar constitutions, and 44 of them have similar right to bear arms restrictions against state law. How can you keep on ignoring that? The Illinois Governor is advocating the violation of his own state’s constitution, which he took an oath to uphold and defend, that should be the subject here.

      • ChuckL

        James, perhaps you should read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. If you do, you will find that we were endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights. That included in these rights are : Life…

        It is completely illogical to hold that while our Creator has granted to us unalienable rights including the right to life, that we are not to be allowed the means to defend these rights. It is equally illogical to hold that only the Federal government is prevented from infringing on these rights, especially when all of the other rights are also protected from local governments.

        Freedom of speech allows one to burn the flag of the country.
        Freedom of speech allow you to lie about having received a military honor even when you have never been in the military. (The logic behind this was that this claim which gets you a preference in hiring with many companies, harms no one, even the person who you beat out for the job.)

        This is the reasoning that we get when we do not remove these left-wing judges from the courts on the grounds of “bad behavior” even though all federal judges, cluding the supreme court hold their offices “during good behavior”. That is also in the Constitution, (Article 3, Section 1.)

        • James

          Chuckl, You misread my entry. Our rights are indeed unalienable, that is, they are not dependent on any constitution for their existence. I was simply making the point that the U.S. Constitution restricts the federal government to certain enumerated powers, and state constitutions likewise restrict the states. When the federal government infringes on the right to bear arms, they violate the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, but when states infringe on the right to bear arms, they violate their state constitution’s provision. In Illinois’ Constitution it would be Art. I, Sec. 22.
          And, of course, we have the right and duty to defend our rights. In the states, we would challenge their laws in state courts, and if that fails the only alternative would be an armed rebellion.

          • John R

            Let the revolution begin!!!

      • John R

        You said it!

  • Jim H.

    If every hunter and sportsman gets the word about what Quinn is up to and in Nov. they go to the polls, it will work against him. He’s cutting his own throat. He can only propose legislation, the state house and senate would have to write a bill and send it to Quinn to sign into law. Since these senators and reps need outdoorsman votes, this may not happen. Go on Quinn, keep alienating voters,your done. He’s part of the Chicago machine, he really may be that out of touch that he thinks that people really want this. He will find out the hard way.

  • J.M.R.

    oak and the rope will work and we can use it over and over

    • Al Sieber

      You got that right.

    • Craig

      I see we have an environmentalist among us. Rope is very green….lol

  • http://PLD TomD

    let him go into the inner cities and get the firearms from the people who are killing each other not the men and women who use them responsibly.Obie can go door to door and retrieve thats his old stomping grounds

    • Dan Burke

      The problem is that those who are using guns to kill each other are often breaking a law in the first place. Murder for starters. Possibly, robbery, assault, etc.. So the idea of creating a law to make guns illegal only affects those of us who obey laws in the first place. If you are intent to break one law, what is a second, and from there a third. By the time you get this gun law, you could probably care less.

      But as many of us know, the key to dictatorships is to disarm the people…. Take away our weapons and control the knowledge we have access to.

      Of course, the real irony here is the State this is taking place in. I though Chicago recently lost a battle over gun laws in the federal courts. And I thought Chicago was in Illinois. I must have my States all mixed up I guess. Chicago must be in another State because this sort of law surely would risk a similar court battle, but then maybe that is the whole point. Maybe they want to keep going to court until they get the judgment they want instead of the judgment they got.

      • 45caliber

        You can never tell. If Oblama continues to appoint people to the Supreme Court like the last two they will sooner or later.

      • James

        Dan Burke, You are right, the McDonald v. Chicago High Court decision held Chicago suburb ordinances, which had banned handguns, violated the “liberty” clause of the 14th Amendment. However, the 14th Amendment was never intended to be used that way, and the Illinois Governor is ignoring it. If he bans assault rifles, Illinois citizens should challenge that in a state court and have him removed from office for violating his oath to uphold and defend it.

  • mel

    they want our guns taken away , so then the camel jockeys can take over this country without having to worry about getting shot.

    • 45caliber

      Actually, I don’t think they would give the camel jockeys time to take over this country. I think they would do it themselves first. What was it; a year after Hitler had registration before he confiscated all the guns?

      • http://personalliberty Rocky

        It was three years. Register in 1935, round up in 1938

  • John R. Harbison

    I don’t see how this Quinn guy could elected, but I though the same about Obama. Scary Hu

    • James

      John, He got elected because voters just listened to what he said in his campaign, rather than check out his background.

      • ted

        The man was not elected bet took over from ass gov and is still a ASS

  • patricia

    It isn’t the gun that is the problem, it is the person behind it…
    the state that I live in requires that you take a test to make certain that you know how to use one before you use it…this is a small action, but it does save many lives!!!
    Remember when ou drive they tell you to drive defensively…this is the reason why this law IS.

    • ChuckL

      Patricia, I disagree that it is the training that those with permits must pass the has reduced the number of deaths. I believe that it is the known presence of guns in the hands of the law abiding which means that the criminal has a better chance of finding that his intended victim is armed. This is in my estimation a direct result of the large reduction in all violent crime everywhere that the local governments are required to grant “Concealed Carry Permits” by state law.

      It is interesting, and supportive, that violent crime has continued to rise where CCP s have not been required.


    the guy is a idoit. he can and never will be able to ban guns. he needs to do some research. I hate talking about dumd asses……

  • Tony

    An armed citizenry is the best defense against the tyranny of the government. When the government fears the populace you have controlled goverment – when the populace fears the government you have controlled populace.

    • 45caliber

      You are correct. It has been shown over and over the past centuries.

  • 45caliber

    I would have figured that the voters in Chicago would have gotten rid of Daley and his gang years ago. But then, this is Chicago…

    • http://personalliberty Rocky

      If the dead in Chicago would just stop voting and the unions would vote only once instead of all day long daley would be history.

  • Larry Gillihan

    Why do these people keep talking about taking away our guns? They don’t have the authority. Any law that bans guns is illegal, and citizens don’t have to obey it. It makes no difference at all what the government says about guns; we have the right to own, possess and carry them, and the government does not have the authority to take that right away. The government is, in fact, forbidden by law to try to take it away. Anybody who advocates disarming citizens is violating the law, period, and should be arrested for conspiracy to violate the constitution. I don’t know where the government and the supreme court get the idea that they can change the constitution. They can’t. Only the people can change it, and we haven’t done so. We must get tough with this government, because they’re already “trashing” the constitution, and should be thrown in jail for it. Until we, the people, stand up with our guns ready and say “no more!”, the government will continue as it is. They’re not going to obey the constitution until we start throwing them in jail.
    I recommend that all citizens start carrying guns, since we have the right and the government can’t take it away. Remember, all government employees take an oath to uphold the constitution. If they don’t, they’re breaking the law. Throw them in jail and they’ll stop. It’s a very simple solution…all we have to do it do it.

    • JWFAN

      Short, Sweet, Succinct. These people who advocate taking the GUN RIGHTS away from honest citizens to satisfy their inabilities to trust the average law abiding people/peasants should stop being hypocrites and Rosie and other liberals were found to be. “Rules” and Laws don’t apply to the lefty elites, they just apply to us “peasants” .. Consequestly President Obama, AG Holder, Secretary Napolitano, Sen. Reid, Speaker Pelosi and rest of their liberal ilk need to be watched carefully and jettisoned from their offices at the first opportunity. Violation of their oaths of office to the Constitution and ignoring/failure to enforce the existing laws, particularly the Immigration ones on the books woule a good start towards getting rid of them … And take the RINOS with them since they talk, talk some more & wring their hands over the mess in DC..

      • 45caliber

        Personally, I think one of the reasons they want to take guns from the honest citizens is that they want to pass some laws that they know the people won’t like! And they don’t want to give anyone a chance to object.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          did you know the military ammo cans can be treated to resist rust and then buried? You can then put silica packets in them and metal won’t rust in them. Makes a great storage for guns that are “below” the radar!!! Just sayin’!!!

          • 45caliber

            Large PVC pipe works better. You can always break it open later.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Hadn’t thought of that. Even though I worked with it for a couple of years, working for a plumbing company!!

    • ChuckL

      Larry, I sure hope that you are active in opposition the the United Nations plan to pass a “Small Arms Treaty” If you are not there yet, please read Article 6 of the constitution. It’s only 3 paragraphs long.

      Secretary Clinton has promised that the United States will work hard for the passage of this treaty. We must not allow our Senators to ratify it.

  • http://earthlink Nick

    Another Liberal wannabee Socialist.

    I cannot wait until November to vote these Simple Minds OUT.

  • New Republican in PA

    Stop worrying about them taking away the guns, they can’t do it, there are too many. During WWII the Japanese wouldn’t even consider invading the American mainland because they realized that there was a gun behing every tree in America. What you should be worried about is people like Hilary Clinton sponsoring a bill to make purchase, ownership, or remanufacture of ammunition a felony offense. Her belief is that only the Police and the Military should be able to purchase own and store ammunition or the components to remanufacture (Reload) ammunition. Do a little research on this, its very true. Remember, take away the bullets, and a gun is just a paperweight. And by the way, that so called ammunition shortage was generated by our lovely government officials as well.

    I love my country, but I fear my government!

    • Joe R.

      Well said New Republican in PA. That is the real reason that the Japs did not invade this country during WW2. I also know that Hillary is a piece of s—- and should be job hunting and not trying to take our God given rights from us. I do reload ammo and I have a good supply of ammo on hand “just in case” of trouble. The trouble could be from the camel jockeys or the beaners or some other militant minortiy group who feels like looting and raping white folks.

    • 45caliber

      It is also the reason that Russia did not invade during the time of the Cuban crisis. It was discussed but the Russian military said that they would lose far too many people from civilians with guns.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      New Republican in PA,
      I believe it was Mark Ywain that said “Respect your country always, Respect your government when they EARN it!!!

  • alpha-lemming

    Elect Pat Quinn for Govenor!!

    Govenor of…. the LEMMINGS!! The LEMMINGS are:

    I-magining a

    When the little critter jumps off the cliff… he stops being the mascot and is transformed into the State bird!!

  • Bob from Socal

    Any and all politicians that want to undermine any of our Constitutional rights need to lose their jobs, and the sooner the better.

    • 45caliber

      I agree. And I will expect the moment someone tries that they will insist that their Constitutional rights are being violated.

  • Jag

    Our main concern should be getting enough people with back bone elected to vote to defund the UN, which I characterize as the largest terrorist organization in the history of the world. Ron Paul has had a bill every session to defund it and I know one time he got 53 votes in the house, which is far short of passing. The UN is nothing less than a bunch of America hating, blood sucking, power hungry communists. Communists like Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White created this monstrosity.

    Also, the question we should be asking is, will the people that have taken an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic take that oath seriously. Rural areas
    there probably isn’t a problem, but I wouldn’t say the same for cities.

    • James

      Jag, The people that took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution haven’t taken their oath seriously for decades. They refuse to enforce our imigration laws, an estimated 15 to 20 million illegal aliens are here now and that number is growing. It is estimated that about half of the money earned here, by these illegals, is sent home to their native state. The Second Amendment says the right to bear arms “shall not be infringed” yet they passed the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1965. WE should face the fact that Congress has ignored the U.S. Constitution for decades.

  • griff

    check out the new UN standards of ammo this communist admin. is pushing for. they are trying to put a tinkture in the powder to give it a shelf life of about 18 months. seems that stupid constitution is still in the way of totaly subjigateing the American people.Oboma is continuing his war on White America.

  • http://? Dave

    CHECK THIS OUT For the first time in history, a civilized nation has complete gun registration, our streets will be safer , our police will be more efficient , and the world will follow our lead into the future . ADOLF HITLER 1935

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  • VETx3

    Not just white Americans but ALL Americans.

  • fed up!

    For the first time in history, a civilized nation has complete gun registration, our streets will be safer , our police will be more efficient , and the world will follow our lead into the future . ADOLF HITLER 1935

    Dont bury your guns, get them out get them cleaned,get organized and…

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