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- prohibit any person or entity from selling a firearm to a so-called “street gang member.
- This prohibition applies even if the individual has passed a Brady Law FBI background check. Making a prohibited sale would result in Class 1 felony charges and possible jail time for the seller.
- HB6123 promotes racial profiling at its worst,” commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson.
- HB6123 establish no test for determining ’street gang’ membership, and given the harsh penalties for violating the proposed law,
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects a right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. The American Bar Association has noted that there is more disagreement and less understanding about this right than of any other current issue regarding the Constitution.
Saul Cornell has claimed that for almost a century after the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the intended meaning and application of the Second Amendment drew less interest than in modern times.
Notable U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Second Amendment include those in United States v. Cruikshank (1875), Presser v. Illinois (1886), Miller v. Texas (1894), Robertson v. Baldwin (1897), United States v. Miller (1939) and District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)."It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." --- Samuel Adams According to the IllnoisCarry.com, it stated that Mayor Daley, will not only use this bill to run gun dealers out of business but also to run bogus sting operations and to charge gun dealers with felonies and have them fight it out in court. If this bill is passed in Illinois, where does this leave the rest of the country http://affrodite.net/2010/03/15/illinois-gun-bill-hb6123-promotes-racial-profiling/ http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20770http:/ http://biggovernment.com/jadkins/2010/03/02/chicago-gun-case-enforce-the-constitution-all-of-it/