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Magazine Ban in Illionis

The State of Illinois is moving through a ban on standard capacity magazines. It was introduced as an amendment to another bill by State Senator Dan Kotowski of Cook County. It’s called SB1007. Here’s the text of the bill.

7   Sec. 24-1.8. Manufacture, possession, delivery, sale, and
8   purchase of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
9   (a) As used in this Section:
10   "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means:
11   (1) a detachable magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or
12   similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be
13   readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10
14   rounds of ammunition; or
15   (2) any combination of parts from which a device
16   described in paragraph (1) can be assembled.

Of course, Police, Olympic competitors, and folks at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta. Odd that anti-gun groups and politicians say these devices have no legitimate use, yet they feel the need to except people who, you know, are using them for a legitimate sporting use.

But I guess Senator Kotowski gets to decide what legitimate sporting uses he approves of. If they don’t like your legitimate sporting use, you’re screwed. And of course, these magazines have no self-defense use either, unless of course you’re a police officer, then they do.

Remember that it only takes a few seconds to change a magazine. This bill will not, of course, affect availability of magazines to criminals. Existing magazines are grandfathered, and there are a lot of them out there.

There is also no exception for people traveling through the State of Illinois. There’s FOPA, but that won’t keep you out of jail.

5 Responses to “Magazine Ban in Illionis”

  1. Thirdpower says:

    And what did that scum attach it to? A bill strengthening laws against exploiting children. OF course it ranthrough the “Public Health” committee which has never seen a gun ban it didn’t like.

  2. Sebastian says:

    Yep. I can see it now “NRA Rejects Child Exploitation Bill”. “You don’t hate Children, do you? If you love children, you’ll support this Bill”

    Please

  3. Alcibiades says:

    So, does this only apply to detachable magazines and not integral ones? If so, a handgun could have a 20 round internal magazine and be fed by two 10-round stripper clips. It would be old-school, just like a Mauser Broomhandle.

  4. Thirdpower says:

    I wouldn’t count on it. They use the subjective phrase “or similar device” right before the limit of 10 rounds. Just enough for a dedicated prosecuting attorney and biased judge. The only thing they specifically exempt are .22 tube fed. I guess they learned a little from the PR beating due to the New Jersey ban.

    The State AWB (SB 16) is so badly worded it combines non-detachable and non-detachable magazines in several of the sections along w/ the cutnpaste of “barrel shrouds” from the Federal AWB effectively banning any semi-auto rifle, pistol or shotgun.

  5. MindWizard says:

    This is not a bad law. They simply want maniacal mass murderers to take along a few extra magazines. Nothing wrong with having a little extra ammo. LOL I am always amazed at the stupidity of elected suck-holes.

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