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#1 InterestedBystander

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:55 PM

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Dear Mr. Clerk:

Pursuant to House Rule 13.5, today I am establishing the House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force, which will review the issue of gun violence and make recommendations designed to reduce violence. The number of majority and minority appointments for the task force is indicated below. These majority appointments are effective immediately.

House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force
House Majority Appointments 10 members
House Minority Appointments 10 members

Representative La Shawn K. Ford, Chair
Representative Monica Bristow
Representative Sonya M. Harper
Representative Barbara Hernandez
Representative Yehiel Kalish
Representative Stephanie A. Kifowit
Representative Theresa Mah
Representative Martin J. Moylan
Representative Aaron M. Ortiz
Representative Kathleen Willis

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:11 PM

Representative Kathleen Willis

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:19 PM

Of that democrat list, iirc, Rep Bristow is more of a downstate Dem favorable to the 2A.

Now we get to see whom Durkin appoints.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:59 PM

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 06:01 PM

Representative Aaron M. Ortiz

 

Possibly too green to be a died-in-the-wool anti-gunner, yet, or so I've heard.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 06:04 PM

How about a sex scandal task force? Did he make one of those, and why not?
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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:33 PM

Cronies appointed.  No surprise. 


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:56 AM

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:34 AM

Wait, LaShawn Ford is pro carry now, right?
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Posted 14 September 2019 - 08:05 AM

Wait, LaShawn Ford is pro carry now, right?

 

Six million comedians out of work, and here you are making jokes.......

 

Willis needs some back up for her anti-rights tirades.



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 08:41 AM

If you really want to make sure that nothing is accomplished, you start by appointing a 20-member task force.


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 08:54 AM

I recall it being noted that the elephant is actually a race horse designed by a committee.

 

We have NEVER had a 'gun' violence problem in America, we have a thug culture, gang banger, criminal violence problem.

 

But that too has NEVER been the problem vote hungry legislators choose to tackle. We'll sooner see wacko Pfleger chastise HIS parishioners for their and their kids' criminal activities that turn Englewood into Fallujah.


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:05 AM

  Six million comedians out of work, and here you are making jokes.......   Willis needs some back up for her anti-rights tirades.
“I think about it all the time,” Ford said of the shootings that plague his community. “That’s why I’m working with a concealed carry instructor and we’re going to go through the neighborhood and we’re going to encourage people to get their concealed carry license because it makes no sense for people not to have the protections that they need.” https://www.thetruth...-carry-permits/
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Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:00 AM

I'll be on board if they're willing to also address lighter fluid and roach spray violence.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:21 AM

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All stars is right.got as far as sonya Harper on the list.she is leading the charge on legislation to serialize all ammo sold in il.give ford some time with that crowd,you might see him flip.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 02:10 PM

The issue with this "gun" violence task force is they will focus on how to remove guns from violence rather than working to reduce violence.

In other words, useless and ineffective.


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:16 PM

Six million comedians out of work, and here you are making jokes.......
 
Willis needs some back up for her anti-rights tirades.

I think about it all the time, Ford said of the shootings that plague his community. Thats why Im working with a concealed carry instructor and were going to go through the neighborhood and were going to encourage people to get their concealed carry license because it makes no sense for people not to have the protections that they need.

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I wouldn't trust the man after his abrupt 180 on rights a couple of years ago. Let him prove beyond doubt that he's pro-rights, and then we'll see.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:28 PM

Their conclusion has already been written, just political theater



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 05:47 PM

Wait, LaShawn Ford is pro carry now, right?


Six million comedians out of work, and here you are making jokes.......

Willis needs some back up for her anti-rights tirades.


“I think about it all the time,” Ford said of the shootings that plague his community. “That’s why I’m working with a concealed carry instructor and we’re going to go through the neighborhood and we’re going to encourage people to get their concealed carry license because it makes no sense for people not to have the protections that they need.” https://www.thetruth...-carry-permits/


I think he's like any other politician: he's pro-votes. For constituents who want to own guns legally, he'll help them get FOIDs and CCLs. For constituents who want to blame guns for crime, he'll support anti-gun legislation. That way, everyone can vote for him.
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:51 AM

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:30 AM

It’s is all political theater to show that Madigan and his minions are “doing something “

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:36 AM

Their conclusion has already been written, just political theater

 

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:41 AM

It's so that they can appear to have "done something" whilst doing absolutely nothing.
Stung by the result of McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010), the City quickly enacted an ordinance that was too clever by half. Recognizing that a complete gun ban would no longer survive Supreme Court review, the City required all gun owners to obtain training that included one hour of live‐range instruction, and then banned all live ranges within City limits. This was not so much a nod to the importance of live‐range training as it was a thumbing of the municipal nose at the Supreme Court.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:14 PM

It's so that they can appear to have "done something" whilst doing absolutely nothing.

While getting an extra paycheck.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:31 PM

Is there not any down state Democrats looks like all they apponited were from the north east part of the state



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:51 PM

Is there not any down state Democrats looks like all they apponited were from the north east part of the state


Bristow is a southern Illinois pro-2A Democrat.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:55 PM

Kifowit NV'd a couple of the gun control bills this spring. Between her, Bristow, and maybe Ford, I have to wonder if Madigan is attempting to keep Ds who don't always read from the script close to home.

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    Eliminating the element of surprise one bill at a time.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:23 PM

Representative Kifowit is pretty reliably against us. It may be she was allowed to avoid votes that would have been problematic for her, on bills having enough votes without her.

 

Representative Ford seems to want someone to think of him as pro-2A.  Maybe he sees himself as pro-2A.  When push comes to shove, though, we he votes as a Chicago Democrat. 



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:30 AM

How much is this going to cost us, they get paid extra for each committee they are on correct?
Did someone not like getting called out on the amount of shootings that gets updated every weekend?
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:44 AM

Prompted by recent mass shootings across the country and gun violence in Illinois, the General Assembly formed a task force to examine whether state laws need to be changed — and this is hardly an area with any "easy" subjects to start with. The first issue lawmakers plan to wrestle is the bail bonds system that's pitted reform-minded Cook County officials against Chicago's mayor and police who worry that inmates with histories of gun violence are being released back on the streets. "Everyone says they have the statistics that show they're right to make the streets safer. So we're going to debate the issue and do everything we can with the discussion," state Rep. La Shawn Ford (8th ), who will head the bipartisan House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force, told Playbook. House Speaker Mike Madigan announced the task force in a letter to Clerk of the House John Hollman and Republican Leader Jim Durkin. According to Madigan, the task force "will review the issue of gun violence and make recommendations designed to reduce violence." By design, the group is bipartisan: Madigan named 10 Democrats to the task force, and a spokesman for Durkin told Playbook that he's in the process of naming 10 Republicans. "Everyone has their beliefs of gun policies and how we should restrict or not restrict gun rights," Ford said. "This will be an open and honest discussion, where gun-rights advocates can speak their truth and where those who have disagreements with the Second Amendment can speak, too." Ford says he's particularly concerned with how schools, hospitals and other public areas have been the targets of gun violence. Along with bail reform, the task force will study Illinois' concealed carry firearm law to see if it needs to be modified. Ford said "there's a concern" that gun violence has gone up since the law was enacted in 2013. And lawmakers will examine guns that are on the market, specifically assault rifles. "Nationally, we're [even] hearing Republicans say we have to do something about these assault rifles," said Ford. "This is something we'll seriously consider in Illinois." The task force will present its findings to all branches of government and offer opinions to municipalities. Ford said the task force likely will draft a comprehensive, statewide omnibus bill on firearms. Along with Ford, the Democrats on the task force are Reps. Monica Bristow (111th), Sonya Harper (6th), Barbara Hernandez (83rd), Yehiel "Mark" Kalish (16th), Stephanie Kifowit (84th), Theresa Mah (2nd), Martin Moylan (55th), Aaron Ortiz (1st) and Kathleen Willis (77th).
Stung by the result of McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010), the City quickly enacted an ordinance that was too clever by half. Recognizing that a complete gun ban would no longer survive Supreme Court review, the City required all gun owners to obtain training that included one hour of live‐range instruction, and then banned all live ranges within City limits. This was not so much a nod to the importance of live‐range training as it was a thumbing of the municipal nose at the Supreme Court.




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