Gun Confiscation Passes House

PUBLISHED: 12:36 AM 9 Mar 2018

Bill Requiring 18-20-Year-Olds To Hand Over Semi-Automatic Firearms Gains Steam

Illinois inches closer toward gun confiscation law.

Illinois inches closer toward gun confiscation law.

A bill passed in the Illinois House of Representatives that would force 18-20-year-olds to hand over legal ownership of their semi-automatic firearms to the government, according to Breitbart.

The measure will now head to the Illinois Senate, bringing it one step closer to becoming law in the far-left state.

The bill, HB 1465, was sponsored by Democrat Rep. Michelle Mussman in the House and passed by a vote of 64-51 last month.

It was picked up by Democrat Senate President John Cullerton and has been introduced in the Senate.

Surprisingly, Republican Jim Oberweis signaled that he may support the measure, confusing many of his colleagues.

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action said HB 1465 seeks to outright ban “commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.”

The group warned that this measure could set a dangerous precedent for Democrat-controlled states to enact constitutionally infringing laws that confiscate legally-owned firearms from citizens.

The overreaching bill also orders 18-20-year-olds to forfeit ownership of firearm clips that carry more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Citizens older than 21-years-old would still be allowed to legally purchase firearms and magazines.

If signed into law, the bill would give 18-21-year-olds up to 90 days to give up ownership of their magazines and assault rifles or risk being charged.

Several GOP lawmakers in the state were reportedly stunned by “the idea that the government would confiscate property.”

Mussman tried to downplay the bill by saying those who are caught with a prohibited firearm or clip would be charged with a misdemeanor for their first offense.

Earlier this month, Rhode Island Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order allowing the government to confiscate firearms from individuals the state deems dangerous.

These measures are another chilling attempt by Democrats to infringe on Americans right to bear arms and defend themselves.

Experts argue the bill in Illinois is so controversial and infringing that it could make its way to the Supreme Court if it becomes law.