Governor Patrick Quinn, the clueless, inept and bumbling Illinois chief executive, signed HB-1189 yesterday – a bill to end private transfers of guns between individuals. The bill also mandates the reporting of lost or stolen firearms within 72-hours of the loss, effectively penalizing gun owners a second time if their guns are stolen and they don’t detect it right away.
The only people affected by this legislation are the law-abiding Illinois residents.
“Guns are a plague on too many of our communities,” Quinn said at his big press conference.
No, governor. Anti-gun politicians are a plague on our entire state, handicapping the good guys against those criminal predators who ignore basic societal norms against murder, rape and robbery.
“This commonsense law will help our law enforcement crack down on crime and make our streets safer,” Quinn touted.
If Governor Quinn were really interested in making Illinois safer, he’d prod his State Police to begin issuing carry licenses right away and quit their foot-dragging on the matter.