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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

By a hair...

Senate votes 53-46 to stop US from joining UN Arms Trade Treaty 

In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.
A list of the traitors:
Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)

Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
 Right there is a strong argument for why Demonrats are so afraid of Voter ID laws...

No surprise that our own Tammy Gay Baldwin and Ill-Annoys' Dick Dustbin voted to cede our freedoms. The rest are mostly a list of the "usual suspects".

Now, if only the Senate can follow it's own laws...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


The Lafayette County, Missouri Republicans have put up a billboard calling for revolution. The banner on the billboard says “PREPARE FOR WAR–LIVE FREE OR DIE!” 

Putin vs. Jugears

Go look. Words fail me.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chicago Police Department on the new Illinois CCW law

PDF here.

Lots of prohibited places yet - they still have a lot of work down in the People's Republik before they regain the freedom lost in 1968.

There IS justice!

It just works in mysterious ways at times:

Zimmerman Prosecutor Angela Corey Criminally Indicted By Citizens' Grand Jury For Allegedly Falsifying Arrest Warrant And Complaint

Wall Street Journal - can't quote. 

 A nice long stay in one of the jails this critter has undoubtedly railroaded others into would be justice.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

So, Obama would have been Travon 30 years ago?

I can believe that - a young dope head with no real job and no real skills past "community organizing". If he was into wandering around late at night in a suspicious manner, and when he was approached by a neighborhood watch volunteer, he responded as Trayvon did, knocking the person down, mounting him, and pounding his head into the pavement, perhaps we wouldn't have had to suffer through the Jugears regime as we have...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I wonder if they really got hacked - or is it another example of a contrived "crisis" to attract attention?

Early Sunday morning, anonymous hackers attacked the MoveOn website in an apparent effort to silence our efforts to get justice for Trayvon Martin. Help make sure this attack backfires—please chip in $5 to beef up our cyber-defenses and keep pushing for racial justice.

Chip in $5
Dear MoveOn member,
On Saturday night, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Then, on Sunday morning at 9:47 ET, MoveOn's website was hit by a massive cyber-attack from anonymous hackers—evidently in an effort to silence our ongoing efforts to demand justice for Trayvon.
Whoever did this thinks they can harass and intimidate us into silence. But we will not be silenced. 
In the hours since the attack, our ace tech team has worked overtime to get our site back up and running. And Attorney General Eric Holder has already announced that the Justice Department is investigating potential civil rights violations in Trayvon's killing and the subsequent prosecution.
Now we need to take our campaigning to the next level, to make sure the strongest possible civil rights case is brought against George Zimmerman—and change the laws that led to this tragedy in the first place. Will you chip in $5 to help fight back against anonymous attacks on and demand justice for Trayvon Martin?
Yes, I'll chip in $5.
While we were under attack, MoveOn staff couldn't access some of our most essential tech tools. Over 100,000 people were blocked from signing a petition started on our site by the NAACP calling for the Justice Department to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
We can't let these anonymous hackers harass and intimidate us into silence.
Step one to fight back is to repair all the damage that was done and build stronger defenses to prevent similar attacks in the future. Step two is to double down on efforts to correct this miscarriage of justice.
Paralyzing MoveOn for a few hours was a big blow. Taking us out for a day would be a disaster. Our 8 million members are everywhere, fighting bravely to change this country, working on timely campaigns—they can't wait for the tools and back-up we provide. We need to be ready for the next attack—and we will be. 
These are significant expenses, and not ones we budgeted for. Will you help us protect ourselves from future malicious attacks and continue to invest in powerful tools that are changing the country? 
Yes, I can chip in $5 to defend against anonymous attackers and keep pushing for Justice for Trayvon Martin.
Thanks for all you do. 
–Anna, Patrick, Alejandro, Jess, and the rest of the team
Anyone want to define "racial justice" for me?

I'll give them this-

They're nothing if not tenacious....

We wanted to make sure you saw the email we sent after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty. The petition has been signed by over 360,000 people already, and it's getting lots of attention in the media. Please add your name and demand justice for Trayvon Martin. 

Sign the petition

Dear MoveOn member,
On Saturday, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman. But we are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.
We're calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman and have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder. The petition says:
The Department of Justice has closely monitored the State of Florida's prosecution of the case against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder since it began. Today, with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it is time for the Department of Justice to act. 
The most fundamental of civil rights—the right to life—was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation. 
Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today. Thank you.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
–Benjamin Todd Jealous
This petition was created on MoveOn's online petition site, where anyone can start their own online petitions. NAACP didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the list.
Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 8 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

This email was sent to Chuck Kuecker on July 15, 2013. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.  

Or maybe they are starting to panic - the mobs they tried to gin up aren't forming fast enough.

Somehow, I missed the massive media "attention" this has gotten, but then, I don't watch the MSM all that often.

Correction - "The Reverend Al Sharpton" is holding "vigils" in hundreds of cities for "justice" - and the news reporter on the radio adds that "it took months before Zimmerman was originally charged", so let's be patient. It takes a fair amount of time to winnow out the honest prosecutors before you find one willing to file bogus charges, even today at the Jugears federal level.

So far, no word of unrest in Beloit's neighborhoods. I have to drive through the middle of some of the diciest areas on the West Side on my way to the job in the People's Republik, and I've seen nada.

Gotta love that sweet picture of the hooded thug.

Here's another point of view:


 H/t Sipsey Street Irregulars

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The left just will NOT give up

So much for the rule of law and double jeopardy - but then, with Jugears in charge...

Zimmerman Not Guilty. Obama Administration Considering Federal Charges

Even though the cops were acquitted in the Rodney King trial, two of them still faced prison time for Federal crimes. Zimmerman could still face federal charges if Obama wants to.
From Debbie Schlussel:
George Zimmerman may face federal charges. Because in America–while we think you can’t be charged for the same crime twice–there really is double jeopardy, in the form of federal charges. And if you think Barack Obama–who said if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin–hasn’t instructed his Justice Department to consider it, think again.
The other day, reader David Makowsky asked me about this and whether I thought that Eric Holder would go after Zimmerman on federal charges. It’s certainly possible. They could go after him for the nebulous, baloney “crime” of “violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.” There is a lot of unfortunate precedent for this.

As I’ve noted on this site, that’s what happened, after April 29, 1992, when four police officers were acquitted by a Simi Valley, California jury in the beating of repeat convicted felon Rodney King, who resisted arrest. Then-President George H.W. Bush, upset over the race riots in South Central Los Angeles, spurred by the verdict, decided to give into the rioters, just like a Stockholm Syndrome afflicted hostage gives into and sympathizes with his captors. And the police officers, already acquitted by a jury of their peers, faced federal charges. Two of the four police officers, Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell, were convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison.
So, no charges have been filed - yet. But remember, this is Eric Holder we're talking about.

If there are federal charges - how much more can the good people of America, of all races, stand of this crap before we DO SOMETHING?

Now, HERE'S some common sense!

Missouri gov. signs gun-safety course for first-graders

Missouri schools will be encouraged to teach first-graders a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association as a result of legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The new law stops short of requiring schools to teach the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program. But by putting it in state law, Missouri is providing one of the stronger state-sanctioned endorsements of the NRA-sponsored firearms safety course, which the group says is taught to about 1 million children annually.
 Baby steps. Perhaps next we can start bringing back marksmanship training starting in second grade with air rifles, and possibly I will live to see school kids carrying .22s and shotguns on the school bus for some after-school plinking and hunting...

Well, that's over

Now - do we get riots like we were promised?

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter on Saturday afternoon, ending one of the most controversial trials in recent memory.

The jury deliberated for sixteen hours before reaching a verdict at 9:50 on Saturday evening.
The saga of race, guns, and media started sixteen months ago when Zimmerman shot seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in Sanford, Florida.
Zimmerman claimed he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him Thanks to the application of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, Zimmerman was not arrested,prompting weeks of protests that eventually led to the state of Florida’s appointment of a special prosecutor, who ordered Zimmerman’s arrest.
The Left tried every trick in their book to rouse the rabble, railroad an innocent man, and try to gain traction on more excuses to limit access to freedom's tools, and even with an apparently complicit judge, they just couldn't avoid the truth.

Now, we wait for the backlash the MSM frantically worked to set up.

Personally, I'm looking forward to never hearing the names "George Zimmerman" or "Trayvon Martin" again.

It's not to be - just got this from '" -

Dear MoveOn member,
Tonight, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman. But we are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.
We're calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman and have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder. The petition says:
The Department of Justice has closely monitored the State of Florida's prosecution of the case against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder since it began. Today, with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it is time for the Department of Justice to act. 
The most fundamental of civil rights—the right to life—was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation. 
Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today. Thank you.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
–Benjamin Todd Jealous
The lefties never give up trying to foment race riots - they just love destruction and death.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

And so it ends

Ill-Annoys now has concealed carry. That idiot Quinn in the governor's mansion got his amendatory veto soundly rejected. About f***ing' time!

Flawed, infringing, concealed carry that probably won't be recognized by any other state, as Illinois will only accept out-of-state CCW licenses if they match the convoluted rules of Ill-Annoys. Fat chance. And it will cost you out-of-staters $300 for a five-year permit. Of course, nothing will happen unless you already have your Ill-Annoys FOID - so count on a six week wait before you can even apply - minimum.

If you can't pony up $150 and right hours for the training - if training is even available - forget being able to defend yourself.

I don't know if the prohibition on carry in public transport is gone.

Now - how long will it take the Illinois State Police to get the paperwork sorted out so people can even apply?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dear Mr. Obama

Powerful Facebook video from Egypt. I don't usually play the Facebook game, but there's no embed option. English starts at 40 seconds.

Yes, Jugears, just LEAVE THEM ALONE. While you are at it, get our troops out of Ashcanistan and everywhere else where we do not have a valid reason for being - such as hot pursuit of criminals who have attacked our country on our soil.

It's time to disband TSA

Not only is it a total waste of tax money stolen from Americans, it is illegal under our Constitution.

And they commit atrocities such as this:

Decorated, wounded Marine treated 'shamefully' by security screeners

Wearing the uniform of the Few and Proud doesn’t rate preferential treatment from the Transportation Security Administration or California capitol security officers, retired Marine Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz recently found.
Kemnitz, severely injured in 2004 in a roadside bomb attack in Fallujah, has limited use of his right arm and cannot lift it above his head. So when security guards at the state capitol building in Sacramento, Calif., asked him to remove his dress blue blouse “because he was wearing too much metal,” and TSA asked him to raise his arms above his head for the full-body scanner at Sacramento International Airport, he could not comply.
“My right arm doesn’t work. It’s a lot of hassle for me to do that,” Kemntiz said.
At the state capitol, the Marine’s refusal to remove his uniform top grew into a heated exchange between Kemnitz, a friend who was accompanying him and security officers.
At the airport, bystanders stared as the TSA security screener looked under Kemnitz’s medals, ran his hands under the Marine’s waistband and swabbed his shoes for explosives.
“What does a uniform and heroism represent if our own citizens — in this case employees of the TSA and security personnel — have no regard for them?” wrote Kemnitz’s escort, Patricia Martin, to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki following the incidents.
Martin took photos and disseminated them to family, friends and members of the media.
“I feel so strongly that you need to know just how shamefully even a Purple Heart recipient/disabled veteran can be treated by some TSA and security employees,” she said.
Kemnitz said after the incidents that he was not as annoyed with TSA officers as he was with a security screener at the California state capitol, whom he described as rude and unapologetic.
Kemnitz was visiting the building to be honored as his legislative district’s veteran of the year.
“At some places I’m treated like royalty and at some like a terrorist. There’s got to be something in the middle,” he said.
The incident was not the first to spark similar outrage. In January, NBC journalist Luke Russert tweeted his irritation at an enhanced security screening at Reagan National Airport of a troop wearing a prosthetic.
“Making Wounded Warriors with prosthetic legs go through extra explosives screening. #fail,” Russert wrote.


Friday, July 5, 2013

New gun rights organization

The American Rifle and Pistol Association

Sounds real good at first - an alternative to the NRA, and another org fighting to keep our freedoms.

Right up until you read their Statement of Principles.

In the contentious firearms debate, there is often no true debate at all; rather, one faction eschewing any and all restrictions (even if sensible), and an opposing faction that strives for outright prohibition or de facto prohibition via regulation. R+P aligns itself with neither polarized faction, believing that optimal firearms management solutions can exist where genuine gun rights are protected while public safety is assured. 
Allowing the antis a nice avenue to sneak in more "common sense" gun restrictions
R+P fully supports every citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. However, R+P strongly supports restriction of this right for convicted felons and those that have been adjudicated mentally ill.
Convicted felons - still in prison - I agree with. Once they are released back into society, they are either to be trusted with the same rights as everyone else, or they should NOT be loose on the streets.

Besides - all of us are federal felons simply through ignorance of the millions of laws and rules promulgated by illegal bureaucracies like the BATFE and the EPA. Should we all be stripped of our God-given and Constitutionally guaranteed rights for using a spray can of bug killer in a way not intended by the label directions?

And exactly who does the "adjudicating" in mental illness cases? Again, either someone is safe to be loose in society, or not. Too many new "mental illnesses" get "discovered" every year - and wanting to possess a weapon is certainly an "illness" the antis will try to get implemented.
R+P believes that it is each state’s right to determine for benefit of its citizens any prerequisites, qualifications, documentation, training, and levels of demonstrated proficiency, if any, deemed necessary for lawful use of differing types of weapon systems. The establishment of any such requirements are not the prerogative of the federal government. 
So the Constitution can be trampled by states like Ill-Annoys, California, and New York.

Enforcement of the Constitution is definitely one of the proper functions of the federal government!
R+P believes that the most effective initiatives proven to reduce crime and gun-related violence are to be found in encouraging the increase in the number of well-trained Concealed Handgun License holders; better preventative treatment for the mentally ill; the reduction of gang activity and the availability of illegal street weapons; and strengthening of professional armed security in high population concentration locales such as malls and schools. 
Leaving open the door for such travesties as Ill-Annoy's Quinn re-writing a flawed :shall issue" CCW law into a virtual ban on carry, if you can convince your betters that you even deserve THAT limited right.

Mandatory mental health screening - through JugearsCare government appointed psychologists?

What, exactly, is an "illegal street weapon"?


It will be interesting to find out if this gun rights organization is actually an arm of the Joyce Foundation and the Brady Bunch, taking orders directly form George Soros...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Accidental governor's amendatory veto details

Again, courtesy of Days of our Trailers:

July 2, 2013 

To the Honorable Members of the
Illinois House of Representatives,
98th General Assembly: 

As Governor, it is my foremost duty to keep the people of Illinois safe. In the first half of this year, there were 843 shootings and 184 murders in the City of Chicago alone. There's no doubt that gun violence is a plague in many Illinois communities. That's why any changes to our state's gun policy must protect the people and minimize the risk of gun violence on our streets. 
On December 11, 2012, three days before the Sandy Hook school tragedy, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, (Case Nos. 12-1269 and 12-1788), without precedent regarding the regulation of guns outside the home, struck down Illinois’ current ban on the concealed carry of guns in public. 
Let me be clear, I do not agree with this ruling. However, I am duty-bound to address the mandates of the Court of Appeals, unless the United States Supreme Court rules otherwise.
To fill the legal void left by the Seventh Circuit’s opinion, House Bill 183 creates the Firearm Concealed Carry Act to allow and regulate the carrying of concealed handguns in public places.
I have carefully reviewed every part of this legislation. This is a flawed bill with serious safety problems that must be addressed.
Therefore, I am compelled to use my constitutional authority to rectify several specific issues, to establish a better law to protect the people of Illinois.
As drafted, this bill allows people to carry guns into establishments serving alcohol, including most family restaurants and other places where large amounts of alcohol are consumed. 
Mixing alcohol with guns is irresponsible and dangerous. Regardless of the percentage of sales attributed to alcohol, any establishment where alcohol can be consumed is an establishment where alcohol can impair judgment and do harm. Just as we have strong laws to prevent the danger of drinking and driving, we must have laws that prevent the danger of drinking and carrying a loaded gun. Illinois must keep guns out of any establishment where alcohol is consumed. 
Home Rule
This bill strips the authority of Illinois home rule governments to enact future laws on assault weapons to protect their local communities. Due to the General Assembly’s inability to enact a statewide ban on these dangerous weapons, this burden now rests on the shoulders of local governments, which should always have the right to strengthen their own ordinances depending on their public safety needs. 
Restricting local communities’ ability to regulate assault weapons is in no way related to the concealed carry of handguns, is not necessary to address the Seventh Circuit’s opinion, and has no place in this bill. This NRA-inspired provision is not in the best interest of public safety or local communities. It should be removed. 
Under this bill, loaded guns would be allowed in stores, restaurants, churches, children's entertainment venues, movie theaters and other private properties, unless the owner visibly displays a sign prohibiting guns. As written, this provision would lead to the unfair and unduly burdensome presumption that—without private property owners’ specific actions to the contrary—guns are welcome. 
As a matter of property rights, the legal presumption should always be that a person is not allowed to carry a concealed, loaded gun onto private property unless given express permission.
Employer’s Rights
As currently drafted, this bill infringes on an employer’s ability to enact policies that ensure a safe and secure work environment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shootings are the most frequent cause of workplace fatalities. Taking away the rights of employers is wrong and in this case, jeopardizes the safety of their employees. 
Employers must have the right to enact policies that prohibit employees from carrying guns in the workplace and in the course of any employment-related duties.
Limiting Number of Guns and Ammunition
The bill provides no cap on the number of guns or on the size or number of ammunition clips that may be carried. Instead, it allows individuals to legally carry multiple guns with unlimited rounds of ammunition, which is a public safety hazard.
Recent shootings, such as the horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT where a gunman fired 154 bullets in less than five minutes, have put a spotlight on the extreme and unnecessary danger posed by high-capacity ammunition magazines. 
If Illinois is going to legalize the carrying of loaded, concealed guns, our state should do so with common sense and a commitment to preventing mass violence. 
The legislation should clarify that a license will permit an individual to carry one concealed gun and one ammunition clip that can hold no more than 10 rounds of ammunition. 
Clarifying Mental Health Reporting
While this bill appropriately seeks to improve mental health reporting, the positive impact of these measures is limited by the lack of clarity in the notification process. 
As I said during my State of the State address in February, mental health reporting is critical to ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others. As the authority primarily responsible for licensing decisions, the Illinois State Police must have access to information regarding individuals who pose a “clear and present danger.” Clarification to the notification process is necessary to ensure these enhancements to mental health reporting prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands.
Clarifying “Concealed”
The definition provided for “concealed firearm” is insufficient and must be clarified to ensure that when guns are carried, they are completely concealed from public view. 
As written, the definition includes the phrase “mostly concealed,” which would allow a licensee to walk around in public with a portion of his or her gun exposed.
Make no mistake—this is a step towards open carry in Illinois. This vague definition can lead to fear and confusion among the public, varying interpretations and enforcement, and the potential for subsequent litigation. 
If Illinois is going to legalize the carrying of loaded, concealed guns, the legislation must be clarified to ensure when guns are carried, they are completely concealed.  
Open Meetings Act
Under the current bill, the meetings and records of the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board are entirely exempt from the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts, providing zero transparency of the meetings, budget, personnel, and other aspects of this government board.
A more transparent approach would best serve the public. Due to the Board’s consideration of protected medical and arrest records of applicants, it is understandable for the deliberations of the Board to take place in closed, executive session. However, similar to the Prisoner Review Board and the Emergency Medical Services Disciplinary Review Board, the meetings and records of the board – unless otherwise exempt – should be announced, open, and available to the public.  
Informing Law Enforcement of Carrying
We must always ensure our public safety officers are protected as they protect the public in their line of duty. The law in this area must be very clear: an individual’s response to questions from law enforcement when it comes to carrying guns must be immediate.
Conclusion: Public Safety First
In closing, there are too many provisions in this bill inspired by the National Rifle Association, not the common good. Public safety should never be compromised nor negotiated away. 
With these common sense changes, House Bill 183 will have my approval. I respectfully request your concurrence.

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Governor by Article IV, Section 9(e) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, and re-affirmed by the People of the State of Illinois by popular referendum in 1974, and conforming to the standard articulated by the Illinois Supreme Court in People ex rel. Klinger v.  Howlett, 50 Ill.2d 242 (1972), Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co. v. Zagel, 78 Ill.2d 387 (1979), People ex rel. City of Canton v. Crouch, 79 Ill.2d 356 (1980), and County of Kane v. Carlson, 116 Ill.2d 186 (1987), declaring that gubernatorial action be consistent with the fundamental purposes and the intent of the bill, I hereby return House Bill 183, entitled “AN ACT concerning regulation,” with my specific recommendations for change.

On page 1, by inserting immediately below line 6 the following:

““Ammunition feeding device” means a detachable magazine, clip, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device.”; and

on page 1, by replacing lines 10 through 13 with the following:

 ““Concealed firearm” means a loaded or unloaded handgun carried on or about a person completely covered or not visible from the view of the public, or carried in a vehicle concealed, covered, or not visible from the view of the public.”; and

on page 3, by replacing lines 13 through 18 with the following: “permit the licensee to carry one loaded or unloaded concealed firearm and, whether attached to or detached from the firearm,  one ammunition feeding device for that firearm with a capacity of 10 rounds of ammunition or less on or about his or her person. The licensee may not carry an ammunition feeding device with a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition or that can be readily restored or converted to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.”; and

on page 5, line 1, by inserting “immediately” after “shall”; and

on page 10, by deleting lines 19 through 21; and

on page 10, line 22, by replacing “(i)” with “(h)”; and

on page 22, by replacing lines 16 through 26 with the following:

“(9) Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of an establishment where alcohol may be consumed, other than a private residence or a club as defined in Section 1-3.24 of the Liquor Control Act of 1934.”; and

on page 25, by replacing lines 23 through 26 with the following:

 “(a-10) A person shall not carry a concealed firearm onto the private real property of another without prior permission from the property owner. A property owner shall indicate permission to carry concealed firearms by posting a sign at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property, except this posting is not required if the property is a private residence. Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is allowed shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property. Signs shall be of a uniform design as established by the Department and shall be at least 4 inches by 6 inches in size. The Department shall adopt rules for standardized signs to be used under this subsection.”; and

on page 26, by replacing lines 1 and 2 with the following:
“(a-15) An employer, or his or her designee, may prohibit an employee from carrying a concealed firearm during any part of the employee's employment.  An employer, or his or her designee, may prohibit an employee from bringing a firearm onto the employer's property.”; and

on page 26, by replacing lines 12 through 17 with “vehicle in the parking area. The firearm must remain within the vehicle at all times while within the parking area. For purposes of this”; and

on page 27, by deleting lines 4 through 11; and

on page 45, by replacing lines 18 through 20 with the following:

 “(30) Deliberations regarding applicants under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act by the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board.”; and

on page 58, by replacing lines 16 through 18 with the following:

 “(c-5) Any owner of an establishment where alcohol may be consumed, other than a private residence or club as defined in Section 1-3.24 of the Liquor Control Act of 1934,”; and

on page 106, by replacing lines 12 through 22 with the following:

 “(d) If a person is determined to pose a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or to others:

(1) by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner, or is determined to be developmentally disabled by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner, whether employed by the State or privately, then the physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner shall, within 24 hours of making the determination, notify the Department of Human Services that the person poses a clear and present danger or is developmentally disabled; or
(2) by a law enforcement official or school administrator, then the law enforcement official or school administrator shall, within 24 hours of making the determination, notify the Department of State Police that the person poses a clear and present danger.
The Department of Human Services shall”; and

on page 122, line 23, by replacing “subsections (b) and (c)” with “subsection (b)”; and

on page 123, by deleting lines 21 through 26; and

on page 124, by deleting lines 1 through 15; and

on page 124, line 16, by replacing “(d)” with “(c)”; and

on page 124, line 19, by replacing “(e)” with “(d)”.

With these changes, House Bill 183 will have my approval.  I respectfully request your concurrence. 



In other words, F**K YOU, ILLINOIS!

Perhaps she'll find out what a real one is like...

Even if it's only on visiting days - assuming she doesn't divorce Jugears after he's found guilty of treason:

First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a “really nice prison.”
Obama’s comment came during her discussion with former First Lady Laura Bush at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania during an interview moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts.
Roberts noted that Martha Washington, the first First Lady, also described living in the role as akin to being a state prisoner.
Obama said she loved her job and found it liberating in some respects, but confining in others.
“There are some prison elements to it,” she joked. “But it’s a really nice prison.”

Quinn's "amendatory veto" for Ill-Annoy's CCW bill

It's on his desk. It's not perfect - but according to sources, he's going to make some simple changes:
Quinn to AV Carry bill 7/2/13

Governor Quinn is set to announce an amendatory veto of HB-183 tomorrow with fanfare at the Thompson Center.

The Governor is rumored to be making several changes to the bill which would include:
· Limiting individuals to carrying a single handgun with a single magazine and no more than 10 rounds of ammo.

· Changing the definition to where the handgun must be completely concealed as opposed to concealed or mostly concealed

· Banning carry in any place that serves alcohol except private clubs and residence. This would nullify the restaurant carry provisions of the bill.

· Inverting the no carry posting to make carry permissible only in places that post it is OK to carry a concealed firearm

· Allowing employers to ban firearms on their property and negate the safe harbor provisions.

· Remove the ability of individuals to get out of their vehicle and store their handguns in the trunk of their vehicle

Look for the Legislature to move to override the veto when they come back the 8th or 9th.
In other words, he's going to do all he can to make it useless for self-defense while attempting to satisfy the federal ruling.

Here's some video of the accidental governor talking about it - you can skip the second half where he talks about marching in the gay pride parade...

I love how he keeps repeating that "the vast majority" of Ill-Annoys want Demonrat ideals...

H/t Days of our Trailers

Down the memory hole

Too disturbing for Berkeley East? Of course, black-on-black crime is never reported - only those nasty whites beating up on poor innocent young men like Trayvon Martin...

Madison Police break up 75 person fight; 2 arrested so far

This was posted on the Channel3000 website, but has since "disappeared".