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Democrat: We Should Just Take Guns Away From Law-Abiding Citizens

Jeff Katz
June 19, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Illinois State Sen. Julie Morrison (D) taunted a gun owner during a town hall by telling him she might forgo fining him and simply take away his firearms.

The exchange was captured on video by the Illinois State Rifle Association and was the result of a discussion about proposed fines for keeping commonly owned semiautomatic rifles in the home.

The gun owner referred to the proposal, SB107, and said it was for no other reason than to take his guns away. Morrison responded by saying it wasn't to take them, but to prevent future sales. 

The gun owner said, “You want me to turn them over to the state police unless I pay a fine for each firearm and register them, then I get to keep them.”

He then asked, “If I get to keep it–if I pay a fine and register it–then, how dangerous is it in the first place and why do you need to ban it all?”

After applause for the gun owners comments died down, Morrison got serious and said, “Well, you just maybe changed my mind. Maybe we won’t have a fine at all, maybe it’ll just be a confiscation and we won’t have to worry about paying the fine.”