Yesterday, the Illinois House, under gun-hating Democrat Michael Madigan, took up deliberations on his anti-gun HB-1155. Madigan is trying to get maximum political mileage for the 2014 and 2016 elections on a measure he doesn’t want or like, but that he knows is inevitably going to pass.
There are nearly three dozen amendments to HB-1155, most of them anti-self-defense.
We’re not even going to bother on a run-down of the Amendments and how they fared yesterday because it doesn’t matter.
Frankly, this entire exercise is a merry-go-round, to put it in family-friendly terms. Not so friendly terms would involve a goat or three.
The State Journal-Register summed it up nicely:
The floor debates could go on for the next few days or weeks but, in the end, Redfield said, there is likely to be some agreement to hold an up-or-down vote on a final ‘clean bill’.
So, go ahead and call your Illinois House member and kindly express your desire to see the original House Bill 997, without amendments, passed so we may have safer families in Illinois.