Monday, February 23, 2004

Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HB4075

So far, so good. They changed the wording just a bit as you can see with House Amendment 1, but it looks to be more of a clarification than anything else. I hope this will eventually convince cities with home rule status to remove their handgun bans, but that will have to be a city-by-city campaign. This does give homeowners a way to avoid fines when defending their homes, but it should also be changed to prevent local police authorities from confiscating weapons in cases like that of Hale DeMar. It doesn't look like it's going to die in committee, either. Now, let's see if Ol' Blaggie will have the guts to sign the bill once it passes.

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