Illinois Governor Vetoes Anti-Gun Dealer Licensing Legislation

Out of the goodness of his heart, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed an anti-gun bill that would require gun stores to purchase state licensing.  The bill is intended purely to drive up the cost of doing gun business in Illinios.  It’s an indirect tactic to decrease the ability of individuals to acquire and own the basic tools of self defense, guns.

The article featured in wandtv.com, an AP release, reveals the anti-gun nature of whoever wrote the article.  It offers very little perspective in terms of the people who might support Rauner’s move, but gives a whole section to the anti-gun, Cattle Car Guide association known as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (or, Police State Enablers Club for Moms of America, for short).

The writer of the article (who was not credited) chose to use quotes by this anti-gun, anti-human, anti-progress organization and offered no challenge to the lies contained in the quotes.  The organization said, “This is a truly sad day for Illinois. With a few strokes of the pen, Gov. Rauner could have helped reduce gun violence in Illinois. Instead, he buckled under the pressure of a gun lobby that’s becoming more out of step each month with the sensibilities of most gun owners. I won’t soon forget that amid a gun violence crisis in Illinois and growing calls for gun safety laws, the governor went out of his way to block a public safety law passed by the legislature.”

This legislation would not in any way, shape, or form have decreased gun violence.  It would only have resulted in the closing of more gun stores, which is the true purpose of this anti-gun piece of tyranny called a bill.

The liars who wrote that statement also declared that there is a gun violence crisis, which belies the statistics that reveal there is no gun violence crisis, and, if anything, gun violence is on the way down.  Finally, the liars of the Police State Enablers Club for the Moms of America lied when they said that Rauner’s veto of this little piece of police state tyranny called a bill was somehow out of step with the ‘sensibilities of most gun owners.”

Well, liars, this is patently false, and whoever wrote the piece for the AP was fully aware of the lies, or else is a woefully uninformed reporter (in which case, AP should have never assigned this article to this reporter in the first place).  Either way, the journalistic work in this piece is shameful and propagandistic.

The bill Rauner vetoed was SB 1657.  It would have required gun dealerships to purchase a five-year state license from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in the amount of $1,000.  In addition to the fine (because that’s what it really is, a fine for selling guns), the bill would also force dealers, through use of government guns (ironically), to train employees (which is quite an open door for the state to continue to increase business operation costs by using the power of regulations to continually tweak and expand what that training entails) and place video equipment in “critical areas” of the business.

The bill was introduced after the anti-gun tyrants, the police state enablers, the Cattle Car Guides of Illinois, saw a fear porn opportunity after the Parkland Florida shooting.

Here is an excerpt from the shoddy piece of journalism released by the AP, a piece of anti-gun agit prop that the AP cowardly decided not to affix a specific name to:

From wandtv.com

Rauner vetoes gun retailer licensing legislation

……Supporters of the measure accused Rauner of putting politics over doing the right thing.

The Legislature passed the measure last month in response to a deadly shooting at a Florida high school and the shooting death of a Chicago police commander.

Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, released a statement after Rauner veto SB 1657.

“This is a truly sad day for Illinois. With a few strokes of the pen, Gov. Rauner could have helped reduce gun violence in Illinois. Instead, he buckled under the pressure of a gun lobby that’s becoming more out of step each month with the sensibilities of most gun owners. I won’t soon forget that amid a gun violence crisis in Illinois and growing calls for gun safety laws, the governor went out of his way to block a public safety law passed by the legislature.

Our lawmakers now have a chance to show the leadership the governor did not. We’ll be doing all we can to urge our elected officials to stand up for public safety and override his veto.”

….opponents noted that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives already licenses gun dealers and its audits are time-intensive and expensive.

The legislature can override the governor’s veto with a three-fifths vote in each chamber.

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Do go and read the whole article for yourself and discover the overt bias in a piece that knowingly pimped the lies of the Police State Enablers Club for Moms of America.

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