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Old November 5, 2001, 04:45 PM   #1
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ISRA Blasts Proposed Hunting Magazine Ban

ISRA Blasts Proposed Hunting Magazine Ban

U.S. Newswire
2 Nov 8:30

Illinois State Rifle Association Blasts Proposal That Would Ban
Many Hunting Magazines

To: State Desk
Contact: Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association,
815-635-3198; Web site: http://www.isra.org


CHICAGO, Nov. 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released
today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

While most Americans have spent the past two months reflecting
on the value of liberty, a Chicago-based gun control group has been
busy formulating ways to diminish the freedoms Americans hold so
dear.

On Nov. 1, the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
proposed legislation that would prohibit magazines, newspapers and
other publications from displaying classified advertisements
offering firearms for sale.

According to the council, classified ads are the criminal's
marketplace of choice when shopping for illicit weapons -- and
therefore such ads must be banned. The council's executive
director, Tom Mannard, went so far as to say, "Criminals will
always be able to obtain handguns, but newspapers shouldn't be
making it easy for them."

The ISRA would like to remind Mr. Mannard that Illinois laws
regulating private firearm sales between individuals are some of
the strictest in the nation. Illinois law requires that all
purchasers of firearms must display to the seller a valid Illinois
Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. The seller is to record
the buyer's name, address, and FOID number on the bill of sale, and
retain a copy of that bill of sale for a period of 10 years, or
face stiff penalties.

Regardless of whether the transaction is private or retail, the
seller must wait 72 hours before delivering a handgun to the buyer
or, in the case of rifles and shotguns, 24 hours. Failure to
observe Illinois' mandated waiting period is strictly illegal.

Under an ISRA-sponsored bill signed into law earlier this year
by Governor Ryan, criminals are compelled to surrender their FOID
cards at the time of conviction. Therefore, sellers in private
transactions may rest reasonably assured that the buyer is not a
person prohibited from owning guns.

If passed into law, Mannard's proposed legislation would yank
many of America's favorite hunting and outdoor periodicals from
magazine racks across the state. Gun clubs, which rely heavily on
classified ads, would have to find new sources of revenue to fund
publication of their club newsletters. And, certainly to the
delight of Mr. Mannard, the NRA's official journal, 'The American
Rifleman,' would earn the title, 'Banned in Illinois.'

"Mannard's proposal is tantamount to book burning," commented
ISRA president Richard Pearson. "It's another blatant attempt by
the self-righteously indignant to whittle away at the so-called gun
culture. Magazine publishers aren't going to print separate,
classified-free issues for exclusive distribution in Illinois.
Therefore, if people want to read outdoors-related magazines,
they'll have to smuggle them in from out of state. That would
certainly put a damper on anyone's enthusiasm for shooting and
other outdoor sports. But people like Mannard are hoping hope upon
hope to see the nation's interest in the shooting sports wither on
the vine."

"Although Mannard's proposal is a chilling reminder of how
fragile our freedoms are, we don't expect to see it garner much
support in the Illinois General Assembly," concluded Pearson.

------
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful, and
responsible firearms ownership. For nearly a century, the ISRA has
represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois
firearm owners.
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Old November 5, 2001, 05:28 PM   #2
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What a bunch of scum bags! How about if we banned the anti's lie spewing publications. They would scream that their 1st Amendment was being stolen from them, that's how I feel with every new gun law!
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Old November 5, 2001, 08:08 PM   #3
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Quote:
According to the council, classified ads are the criminal's
marketplace of choice when shopping for illicit weapons -- and
therefore such ads must be banned. The council's executive
director, Tom Mannard, went so far as to say, "Criminals will
always be able to obtain handguns, but newspapers shouldn't be
making it easy for them."
Wait just a darn minute! I thought GUN SHOWS were the criminal's marketplace of choice when shopping for illicit weapons -- and therefore must be banned.

I'm startin' ta git the feelin' thet sombody's been a-lyin' ta me.
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Old November 5, 2001, 08:15 PM   #4
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jimpeel, we know they are lying, their lips are moving. Even when they snore, they're lying. We get so use to them lying, that if they told the truth we'd think it was still a lie.
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