Illinois Passes on Lame Duck Gun Ban Bill

-By Warner Todd Huston

Gun banners in Illinois were dealt a temporary set back on Sunday when a bill containing gun-banning language was put on the back burner in these waning days of the legislature’s lame duck session.

Anti-gun agitators placed a gun banning amendment on another bill, SB2899, in hopes that the Senate would vote on it on Sunday. But it was not to be. The Senate didn’t even bring the bill for a vote.

The Illinois House also pushed back any move to take up an assault weapons ban. House Judiciary Committee Chair Elaine Nekritz (D, 57th District) made the announcement Sunday afternoon.

The House bills are HB815 and HB1263.

Illinois Democrats have a super majority in Illinois, but even still have some trouble passing the extreme measures under consideration. If passed, the several Illinois bills would become some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Already Illinois is the only state in the Union that has no concealed carry law for its law-abiding citizens.

The extreme gun ban — laws repeatedly struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts — have not prevented the City of Chicago from being the murder capital of the country.

Anti-gun advocates will renew their efforts when the next session begins next week.

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.
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