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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Did IL State Rep. Dunkin lie about tabling mandatory $1 million liability insurance for gun owners?

Back in February, National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea introduced readers to Illinois State Representative Kenneth Dunkin, and a bill Rep. Dunkin introduced in the Illinois General Assembly. HB 687 would require every gun owner in the state to maintain a $1 million liability insurance policy--just in case of some hypothetical damages that might occur as a result of negligent, irresponsible, and/or illegal behavior on the part of the gun owner. It would also direct the state police to revoke the FOID (Firearm Owners ID) card of anyone who could not provide proof of insurance. Once one's FOID is revoked, possession of any gun, or so much as a single round of .22 rimfire ammunition, or even a taser, would be a felony. [More]
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Don said...

I don't know what happened before, but today he did table it. I called before anyone was in the office and left a message about it. I don't know how many people called, but I'm guessing I wasn't the only one, because by lunchtime the www.ilga.gov website showed the bill status as "Tabled by bill sponsor" and I had a message from Dunkin's office aide telling me the bill would show as tabled.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Yeah--I updated the GRE page with that info, but didn't think to do that here.

I've decided to--what the hell--take credit for influencing his decision, no matter how enormously unlikely that is.

I figure that if the Brady Campaign can take credit for the electoral success of every gun hater from Obama on down last November, I can feed my delusions of . . . adequacy with the idea that my little article turned the tide today.

Sure, I'm fullashit, but how is anyone gonna prove it?