Rahm Emanuel Pushes For Statewide Gun Registry In Illinois

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by gvw3, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    I sold all my guns yesterday for $.01 to my dad in Texas, and I've got the bill of sale to prove it.

    Back atcha, Rahm.

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  2. Conman

    Conman Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2010
    Eastern Iowa
    Just one more Obama TRAITOR to the American way of life and to the Constitution!!!

    VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    This is the 1st time in my life anyone called me a liberal.
  4. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    Let me get this straight. You are from Illinois, the state where Obama served as Senator, he was one of the most liberal Senators and gets an "F" on gun control. Yet above you state that you voted for him and yet you say you are not a liberal. Sorry, but it doesn't add up.
  5. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I have been a registered republican for 35 years. I voted for Obama for the health care reform he ended up screwing up anyway. If you knew anything about Chicago you would know the suburban areas are 80% republican. No one hates the Chicago democrats more then the Chicago suburbs.
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    folks i think the comments are a bit tough , lots of folks voted for obozo , and most woke up,

    after all , we all make mistakes , it's if we learn from them ( or survive them) that counts

    gvw3 was honest enough to state he made a mistake but learned from it , ( sadly like most he realised the words that influenced him where lies, how many of us have never fallen for a lie ?? )

    Never, ever, belittle anyone for being honest and for learning from mistakes , heck it's how i learn most things , i screw up and correct it ..
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  7. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Thanks jack404. Some pretty straight talk.
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    i can go back a few years when i was banned from a forum for stating obozo's record in the UN, i was told it was lies , i guess they learned eh , not everyone is politically aware , like many here that fell for the promise of "there will be no carbon tax on any government i lead" stated by julia gillard 3 days before the election

    6 days later ...

    carbon tax ...

    gay marriage

    islam and sharia acceptable options
    etc etc etc

    6 million aussies all asking themselves "why did i vote for that liar"

    as long as next time your doing your best to fix it , there should be no grudge ( but a good ribbing is allowed if in good natured ways as heck , ya screw up thats part of the penalty in life , but i'm a aussie , whats life without ribbin someone who screws up ?? we all know it'll be our turn soon )
  9. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    Hope springs eternal ... this is a GREAT piece!

    Will Rahm Emanuel's Gun Plan End His Springfield Success Streak?
    - David Ormsby

    In Springfield Rahm was on roll.

    He won approval for his school plan to extend the school day and school year. He won approval for the DREAM Act to help enable privately-funded scholarship for undocumented students. He won approval of his speed camera plan to fine speeding drivers in school zones. He won approval from the Illinois House for an ambitious gaming expansion plan that would grant a casino to Chicago. He won approval for labor changes at McCormick Place. Ditto the CME Group tax deal.

    Rahm Emanuel put his formidable political persuasive powers behind doable deals. Springfield morphed from Springfiend to Springfriend for a Chicago mayor.

    Until now.

    Emanuel announced last week legislation that would require handgun registration, which already exists in Chicago, throughout the State of Illinois.

    The thud in Cairo could be heard in Chicago.

    The mayor's proposal was welcomed with this headline, "Downstate Lawmakers Outraged by Proposed Gun Registry" from the ABC affiliate WLIS-TV in Carterville.

    "Why does Chicago think they're smarter than anybody else in the rest of the United States? I don't think they are," said Senator Gary Forby. "I'm sick of Chicago politicians pushing their anti-gun laws on the whole state."

    "The city and the area of the country with the toughest gun laws in the country is also the highest crime rates in the country and I don't think that's a simple coincidence," said State Rep. John Bradley.

    "I didn't know he was ever going to do something like this. Why is he taking issue with law-abiding citizens? You're just slapping them in the face," said State Rep. Brendon Phelps.

    And those are just the Democrats.

    "This is common sense gun legislation that will protect the rights of responsible gun owners while helping to keep illegal guns off the streets," said Emanuel, in defense of his plan. "56 percent of short time-to-crime guns recovered at Chicago crime scenes originate in the State of Illinois, but outside of the City of Chicago."

    In attacking Emanuel's proposal, Forby helped ironically to prove Emanuel's point of an Illinois awash in guns.

    "People down here I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they have 25, 50, 100 guns down here. Can you imagine $65 for every gun?" said Forby.

    Emanuel's legislation would require handgun owners to contact local law enforcement if their gun is lost or stolen and require sellers to report all handgun sales and transfers.

    In addition to the scorching response from Democratic lawmakers, the Chicago Tribune on the same day supplied its own scorching message when it released a poll in which it reported that Governor Pat Quinn's support in downstate Illinois is hovering near zero at 18%. In the 2010 general election Quinn won only two downstate counties. House Democrats lost five of their six seats in downstate.

    Chicago-based political consultant and Huffington Post blogger Kyle Hillman says Emanuel's gun proposal could in fact help grousing Downstate Democrats.

    "This helps -- absolutely helps downstate Dems. Right before a primary election they get to take on big bad Chicago and show voters they are pro-gun," said Hillman. "... f I was running one of their campaigns I would be thanking Rahm for this gift."

    But the GOP is likely thanking Emanuel more. They will tar downstate Democrats as the props that maintain Democratic legislative majorities and, thus, the legislative "gun-grabbing" hopes of Chicago Democrats alive.

    Unfortunately, the mayor's gun proposal will mostly help poison the Democratic brand downstate and undermine Democrats' unsure hold on downstate legislative seats while simultaneously failing to advance out of either the House or Senate.

    Emanuel's Springfield honeymoon of doable deals is over. He has shot himself in the foot. And the rest of his agenda may suffer as a result.
  10. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Re: Chicago Mayor to push for state-wide handgun gegistry

    It won't do one bit of good.

    Shortly after Obie took office, 2 MILLION Tea Party members marched on the White House. Obie simply hopped on Marine One and left the scene. Classy eh?
    That march got a day and a half of news coverage. Even Fox buckled. How many days did occupy get?

    If it don't stroke his ego, it don't exist. :bleh:
  11. rimmer1

    rimmer1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Not far from water
    I bet the next occupy movement gets his attention. It will not be lazy college kids and dirt balls.
    It'll be Patriots, and they won't be going home until they finish what they went there to do.
  12. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I am going to vote everyone in office out. I don't care who they are. Get a new batch in. Without big money behind them...
  13. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    If there's no money behind them, they won't be elected. How's anybody going to know who they are? How are they going to get their message out?

    I understand your reasoning, but it won't work out.
  14. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Good point. But I mean the big pack money.
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