Mission statement:

Armed and Safe is a gun rights advocacy blog, with the mission of debunking the "logic" of the enemies of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

I can be reached at 45superman@gmail.com.You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/45superman.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Save the .50 cal in Illinois

The Illinois Politburo legislature, their strings being deftly pulled by their puppet masters at the ICHV, who in turn are supported by vast sums of money from the Joyce Foundation, are desperate to ban firearms in Illinois. After the impressive turnout for IGOLD, it has apparently become clear to the civilian disarmament lobby in Illinois that even with their pet legislators and their Joyce Foundation money, they will not have an easy time disarming the PEOPLE of Illinois, and Senate Bill 0016, the "assault weapon" ban, is unlikely to pass.

As disappointing as this undoubtedly is to the anti-gun jihadists, they have no intention of giving up, and have instead simply shifted the focus of their power and money to a more vulnerable target, the .50 caliber rifle. Senate Bill 1471 has 15 Senate sponsors now, and could be voted on as early as today.

Despite criminal use of these heavy, bulky, extremely expensive firearms being almost unheard of (with not a single death in this country attributed to them, I believe), we are to fear them as a scourge, and an implement of unspeakable carnage. The Brady Bunch is heavily lobbying for their ban here in Illinois, using particularly overheated, distorted rhetoric.

We need to get calls, lots of them, to Senators who might be undecided, and we need to do that TODAY. Here are the names and contact information (call the Springfield offices)--first, of new Senators, who don't have voting records, plus six more whose records indicate that they can often be counted on to vote for rights, but might need some friendly reminders.

Michael Bond
M121 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7353

1156 E. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 752-7004

Michael Frerichs
118 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-2507

45 E. University Ave.
Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 355-5252

Linda Holmes
M122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0422

13300 S. Rt. 59
# 2B-1
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 609-3711

Randall Hultgren
M103A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8022

P.O. Box 567
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 682-8100

Mike Jacobs
M120 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5957

606 19th Street
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 797-0001

David Koehler
311 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8250

333 Margaret Street
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 642-3636

John Millner
105C State Capital
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8192

290 Springfield Drive,
Ste 225
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 351-9340

Matt Murphy
M103E Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4471

Palatine Centre Atrium Offices
17 E. Northwest Hwy. - Suite 4
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 776-1490

Michael Noland
M115 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7746

Tower Building
100 E. Chicago Street, Ste. 302
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 214-8864

Additionally, it would behoove us to give these six Senators a reminder.

Pamela Althoff
M103C Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8000

One North Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-6330

Dan Cronin309G Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8107

313 South Main St
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 792-0040

Kirk Dillard
309C Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8148

One South Cass Avenue
Suite 201
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 969-0990

Carole Pankau
105K Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-9463

One Tiffany Point
Suite G
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 582-0390

William Peterson
309F Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8010

3050 North Main Street
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 634-6060

Christine Radogno
309D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-9407

410 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 243-0800

Whether or not you own a .50 caliber rifle or ever intend to, the particular caliber is irrelevant--the .50 cal is merely their target of opportunity at the moment. Whether you live in Illinois or not, gun bans are a cancer in our nation--every state that is afflicted will help to spread the disease farther and faster.


Smershagent said...

If you fancy a laugh, click the link in the blog post to see the Brady's take on .50 rifles (be sure to watch their video clip of the Chris Farley lookalike firing his terrorist rifle in "attack stance").

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I hadn't bothered to look at that clip until now (I had already seen the "60 Minutes" propaganda piece).

I love their inclusion of the blazing building (the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, I'm guessing) in the discussion of how "powerful" the .50 is--as if the rifle had anything to do with incinerating all those men, women, and children