859-1"?> Joomla! powered Site Joomla! site syndication http://www.sportsmenforobama.org 2008-03-04T20:28:10+01:00 Powered by Joomla! http://www.sportsmenforobama.org http://www.sportsmenforobama.org/images/M_images/joomla_rss.png text/html 2008-02-26T11:20:06+01:00 http://www.sportsmenforobama.org The Illinois Years - Obama's Gun Control Votes http://www.sportsmenforobama.org/content/view/42/34/ April 4, 2001 SB-604 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/srollcalls92/920SB0604_04042001_030000T.PDF) Obama voted against a bill that would have allowed concealed carry by those who had an order of protection issued against another. You can find his hostility to concealed carry in the transcripts (http://www.ilga.gov/senate/transcripts/strans92/ST040401.pdf) starting on page 100. May 30, 2002 SB-1936 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet92/status/920SB1936.html) Made it legal for someone to possess a firearm without an FOID card as long as they were in the direct supervision of someone with an FIOD card. The bill became law. Obama voted against it. March 24, 2003 SB-356 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0356 GAID=3 DocTypeID=SB LegID=2118 SessionID=3 GA=93 SpecSess=0) From the legislature site: Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the Department of State Police shall publish a list of handguns having a barrel, slide, frame or receiver that is a die casting of zinc alloy or any other nonhomogeneous metal which will melt or deform at a temperature of less than 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Provides that a building used for the unlawful sale of firearms may be abated as a public nuisance only if the person using the building for the unlawful sale has been convicted of the offense and the Department of State Police has published the list of prohibited firearms. Effective immediately. Obama vote for this bill. It died in the House. March 25, 2003 SB-2163 (March%2025,%202003%09SB-2163%09http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2163 GAID=3 DocTypeID=SB LegId=7951 SessionID=3 GA=93) Would have lowered the age for FOID card from 21 to 18. The result is that some men in the military are not able to own firearms. Obama voted against it. March 27, 2003 SB-947 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=947 GAID=3 DocTypeID=SB LegId=3788 SessionID=3 GA=93) A Gun Show Loophole bill. Obama voted for it. May 7, 2003 HB-1096 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1096 GAID=3 DocTypeID=HB LegId=1564 SessionID=3 GA=93) Would have legalized handgun deer hunting. Obama did not vote. May 15, 2003 HB-515 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=515 GAID=3 DocTypeID=HB LegId=952 SessionID=3 GA=93) This bill was to notify gun owners when their gun was the subject of records request or search. The bill would have allowed the owner to have his trace information destroyed under certain circumstances. During this time Daley was trying to use trace information to use in gun manufacturer lawsuits. Obama voted against the bill. It passed but the governor vetoed it. May 24, 2003 SB-257 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=257 GAID=3 DocTypeID=SB LegId=1860 SessionID=3 GA=93) A House Amendment would legalize handgun deer hunting. Obama voted in favor of the House Amendment. He did not vote for or against SB-257. March 25, 2004 SB-2165 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2165 GAID=3 DocTypeID=SB LegId=7961 SessionID=3 GA=93) From the Illinois Legislature site: Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that it is an affirmative defense to a violation of a municipal ordinance that prohibits, regulates, or restricts the private ownership of firearms if the individual who is charged with the violation used the firearm in an act of self-defense or defense of another. Effective immediately. Obama voted against this bill twice. It passed anyway. The governor vetoed and the legislature overrode the veto. There may be more bills that I have yet to find. If you know of any or find any searching the legislature's site, please email me. text/html 2008-02-21T13:17:29+01:00 http://www.sportsmenforobama.org Looking for Info http://www.sportsmenforobama.org/content/view/41/ I am always looking for information on Obama from Obama himself. This morning I ran into this little video:Apparently 64 pages amounts to boxes and boxes of specifics ! So, I did as instructed and went to www.barackobama.com and looked for his blueprint. It is tough to find, but click on Issues .Searching the 64 pages, you will find gun and firearm exactly zero times. That is why this site exists. text/html 2008-02-21T11:18:52+01:00 http://www.sportsmenforobama.org California Firearm Law Obama's Standard http://www.sportsmenforobama.org/content/view/40/ In the Huffington Post, we finally get clarity from Obama himself. Taking on The Lobby (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jayne-lyn-stahl/taking-on-the-lobby_b_86987.html) makes it clear that Obama thinks California gun law should be taken national.Quoting:After the horror that was Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon, Barack Obama announced Friday morning that, as a constitutional attorney, he supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms, thinks it doesn't only apply to the militia, and that he also plans to use California gun control legislation as a paradigm for a national policy to contain the spread of gun violence.But, is it really possible to have it both ways? Can one support the right to bear arms, as well as implement the kind of national gun control legislation that will stem the flood of shootings on our nation's campuses, streets, and homes? Essentially, the question is, should Senator Obama become President Obama would he be prepared to take on the most powerful, and influential, congressional lobby outside of the tobacco industry, the gun lobby?After the spate of campus killings at Columbine, Virginia Tech, and now at Northern Illinois, there is little doubt that the former president, and his attorney general brother, Robert F. Kennedy, would be hard at work on gun control legislation now.Calgunlaws (http://www.calgunlaws.com/) as a start.h/t to Alphecca (http://www.alphecca.com/?p=648).From DirtCrashr I have learned that California also has:A lead ammo ban,and a microstamping law coming into effect.Additionally, in the works are:An anti Sniper Riffle law (any scoped hunting rifle).and an Assault Pistol Ban. Between the high cost of living, traffic congestion, taxes, would somebody please tell me why anyone would want to live in California. text/html 2008-02-19T13:40:51+01:00 http://www.sportsmenforobama.org Sponsored Legislation During the Illinois Years http://www.sportsmenforobama.org/content/view/39/33/ The following is a list of firearms legislation sponsored by Barack Obama during his tenure in the Illinois legislature. 90th General AssemblyJan 1997 - Jan 1999 SB-0550 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/summary/900SB0550.html) Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that upon recovering a firearm from the possession of anyone under 21 years of age who is not authorized by federal or State law to possess the firearm, the local law enforcement agency shall trace where the person under 21 gained possession of the firearm. Provides that upon completing a trace, the local law enforcement agency shall record its findings on a form prescribed by the Department of State Police and shall forward a copy within 5 days to the Director of State Police. SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1. Deletes provisions that a firearms trace is not complete until enough evidence exists to make prosecution possible or until all available resources have been exhausted. Requires local law enforcement agencies to use the National Tracing Center of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in tracing firearms recovered from persons under 21 years of age. Requires local law enforcement agencies to use the LEADS Gun File to enter all stolen, seized, or recovered firearms. 91st General AssemblyJan 1999 - Jan 2001 HB-0076 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet91/summary/910HB0076.html) Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the local law enforcement agency shall use the best available information, including a firearms trace, to determine how and from whom a person who is not permitted by federal or State law to possess a firearm gained possession of a firearm (now the provision applies only when the law enforcement agency recovers the firearm from a person under 21 years of age). HB-0227 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet91/summary/910HB0227.html) Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offenses of possession of a stolen firearm and aggravated possession of a stolen firearm. Changes penalties for unlawful use or possession of firearms by felons. SB-0048 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet91/summary/910SB0048.html) Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Requires an applicant for a firearm owners identification card to sign a release waiving any right to confidentiality and consenting to the disclosure to the Department of State Police of the applicant's mental health records from any state, the District of Columbia, any other territory of the United States, or a foreign nation for the sole purpose of determining eligibility for a card. SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1. Provides that an applicant for a Firearm Owners Identification Card must only sign a release of his or her mental health records upon request of the Department of State Police. HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1. Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Limits the information disclosed to the Department of State Police to mental health institution admission information. Provides that no mental health or treatment records may be requested. Provides that the information received shall be destroyed within one year of receipt. SB-1318 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet91/summary/910SB1318.html) Creates the Firearm Liability Act. Provides that a firearm transferor is strictly liable in a civil action for death, injury, or property damage resulting from the use of a firearm that was unlawfully sold, transferred, or caused to be sold or transferred. Provides that the plaintiff may recover punitive damages in addition to all other lawful damages, court costs, and attorney's fees. Provides that a defendant found strictly liable under this Act must pay $10,000 in a civil penalty to the Department of State Police if the defendant sold, transferred, or caused to be sold or transferred a firearm in violation of certain provisions of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or the Criminal Code of 1961.Provides that an action under this Act must be commenced within 5 years after the cause of action accrued. SB-1616 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet91/summary/910SB1616.html) Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that an applicant for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card must appear in person before a law enforcement agency and submit positive identification to a law enforcement officer before the issuance of the application to the applicant. Increases the fee for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card from $5 to $10. Provides that the additional $5 shall be deposited into the Firearm Owner's Notification Fund. Provides that the Department of State Police shall, 60 days (rather than 30 days) prior to the expiration of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card, forward to each person whose card is to expire a notification of the expiration of the card. Deletes provisions requiring the forwarding of the actual application. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Requires the Department of State Police to forward to the Secretary of State the names, addresses, and other identifying information about holders of Firearm Owner's Identification Cards. Provides that the information shall be compiled in a database and may be accessed by law enforcement officers who enforce traffic laws. 92nd General AssemblyJan 2001 - Jan 2003 SB-0051 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet92/status/920SB0051.html) Prohibits ownership of firearms by anyone who has ever been convicted of stalking in Illinois or a substantially similar offense in another jurisdiction. SB-1334 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet92/status/920SB1334.html) Eliminates exemption from the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes that permits a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card to transport or possess an unloaded firearm that is enclosed in a case or other container that is not a firearm carrying box or shipping box. Provides that the penalty provisions of the offense of unlawful purchase of a firearm apply to attempting to purchase firearms in violation of the statute. SB-1136 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet92/status/920SB1336.html) Requires an applicant for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card to appear in person at a local law enforcement agency, and before receiving an application, present positive evidence of identification to a law enforcement officer. Requires the applicant to submit to fingerprinting and to a photograph. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card issued on after the amendatory Act is valid for a 3-year rather than a 5-year period. Provides that moneys in the Firearm Owner's Notification Fund shall also be used for reimbursing local law enforcement agencies for carrying out their responsibilities under the Act. SB- 1338 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet92/status/920SB1338.html) Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of unlawful use of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device, defined as knowingly selling, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or carrying a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device. Provides that the offense is a Class 2 felony. Exempts peace officers and members of the Armed Services or Reserved Forces of the United States and Illinois National Guard while in the performance of their official duties and wardens, superintendents, and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other facilities for the detention of persons accused or convicted of an offense. Also exempts the manufacture, transportation, or sale of these weapons or devices to those persons. SB-2083 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet92/status/920SB2083.html) Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of unlawful use of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device, defined as knowingly selling, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or carrying a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device. Provides that the offense is a Class 2 felony. Exempts peace officers and members of the Armed Services or Reserved Forces of the United States and Illinois National Guard while in the performance of their official duties and wardens, superintendents, and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other facilities for the detention of persons accused or convicted of an offense. Also exempts the manufacture, transportation, or sale of these weapons or devices to those persons. text/html 2008-02-15T15:32:26+01:00 http://www.sportsmenforobama.org Obama Speaks! http://www.sportsmenforobama.org/content/view/38/ From Obama Says US Must End Gun Violence (http://apnews.myway.com//article/20080215/D8UQSIDG1.html):Feb 15, 12:14 PM (ET)By NEDRA PICKLER MILWAUKEE (AP) - Barack Obama says the country must do whatever it takes to eradicate gun violence but believes in the right to bear arms.Obama says he's offered his Senate office to help Northern Illinois University with the investigation into a campus shooting rampage. The shooting happened in his home state. Obama was campaigning in neighboring Wisconsin.The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, says he believes the Second Amendment to the Constitution grants individual gun rights.But he says it's subject to commonsense regulations like background checks.I just have to ask: After everything he has said and done, does he actually think we believe or trust him?