MARK’s NOTE: I thought this article should be reprinted here. It is an attack on the Constitution, our freedoms and the Second Amendment by one of Obama’s Chicago anti gun buddy’s. Make no mistake, this is from the pre WW ll playbook of Germany’s Adolf Hitler, as well as all dictators past and present bent on disarmament prior to firearm confiscation then genicide. History has already shown us, ’lest we forget’. Illinois is one state that will start a cancer that begins creeping across our nation if we do not stop it cold now.
At the bottom of this article are some wise words from the founding fathers of our Republic, listen well and heed them, they stand between us and those who would destroy our Constitution.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” Edmond Burke
By John Byrne and Ray Long Clout Street
3:36 p.m. CST, February 9, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he wants state lawmakers to approve a statewide handgun registry.
The request immediately ran into staunch opposition in Springfield, where gun control issues are often as much about geography as partisanship.
Rep. Brandon Phelps, who has championed efforts to pass a concealed weapons bill in Illinois, said the mayor’s office called him Thursday morning to let him know the registration proposal would be introduced.
“Number 1, my first response was I don’t know why you’re trying to do this statewide because we don’t want your policies on us downstate,” said Phelps, a Southern Illinois Democrat from Harrisburg. “Number. 2, it’s never going to work. They’re trying to go after criminals. They’re never going to register their guns. They won’t pay the fee. “
Phelps called Emanuel’s initiative a “slap in the face of every law-abiding gun owner.”
The mayor said requiring handgun owners to register particular weapons would reduce the flow of illegal guns into Chicago from around the state by making it easier for police to figure out where they came from.
The registry proposal, which Emanuel said lawmakers will introduce in Springfield in coming weeks, would require anyone who buys a handgun to pay a $65 registration fee. To register a gun, a purchaser would need to provide his name and address, along with the weapon’s serial number and the place and date of purchase. The registry would be in addition to the firearm ownership standards all gun owners must already meet.
Emanuel said he’s aware it will be tough to get lawmakers from outside Chicago to go along with the idea of a gun registry.
“I didn’t go into this because I thought it was a slam dunk. You don’t need me for that,” Emanuel said at a news conference with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and others at a youth center in the Roseland neighborhood to announce the proposal. “You don’t need my political capital for the easy things. You use your political capital for the tough things that are the right things to do.”
But Emanuel said statistics show more than half the firearms recovered by Chicago police come from inside Illinois. “I’m introducing this because our law enforcement community, our parents, our community groups, our block and neighborhood watch groups, need a proper gun legislation to complement all the other activities we’re doing,” he said.
State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan, R-Park Ridge, will be one of the bill’s sponsors in the House, Emanuel said, which he hopes will help give the proposal the bipartisan boost it needs to pass the legislature.
Critics are likely to point out that criminals who don’t abide by gun laws are unlikely to register their weapons.
The Tribune is gathering reaction from state lawmakers and is asking Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to weigh in as well. We’ll update this story when we have more information.
NOAH WEBSTER: “Before a standing army can rule, the people
must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in
The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust
laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are
armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular
troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the
PATRICK HENRY: “Guard with jealous attention the public
liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.
Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined”.
THOMAS JEFFERSON: “Experience hath shewn, that even
under the best forms of government those entrusted with
power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into
Mark’s Note: Rosemary Mulligan needs her head examined after she is recalled by the people of her district for her abject failure to honor her sworn oath to uphold and defend the Constitution!
reprinted here 2-10-2012 www.mafirearmsafety.com