Class 2 felonies in Illinois are serious business, with 3-7 years in prison plus big fines. Some examples of Class 2 felonies including kiddie pron, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated criminal sexual abuse (otherwise known as sex with a minor over age 13 when the perp is more than five years older than the minor). Now, Rep. Bob Morgan (and some of his friends like La Shawn K. Ford – Barbara Hernandez – Maura Hirschauer, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Rita Mayfield, Thaddeus Jones, Margaret Croke, Daniel Didech, Robyn Gabel and Jonathan Carroll) in House Bill 5855 want to slap you with a Class 2 felony if you have two or more standard cap magazines holding over ten rounds.
For example, 2 or more magazines for America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15 equals 3-7 years in prison.
Now, I can see a lot of folks sitting back and saying to themselves, “Whew. I don’t have one of those icky ARs.”
Yeah, if you have a 9mm defensive pistol and a spare standard cap magazine (and most come with two magazines), you’re right there with those icky AR owners.
Do you understand yet?
And then there’s the Under-21s who would be prohibited from shooting, owning guns, or handling guns and ammo under this bill.
You get the idea.
Todd Vandermyde does a nice job explaining it in this video on YT.