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Mayor of Chicago Proposes Statewide Gun Registration

Emanuel and Obama

Illinois handgun owners would be required to register their weapons with the state, and pay a $65-per-gun registration fee under a mayoral plan proposed Thursday.

Emanuel and Obama
Emanuel in the Oval Office

Rahm Emanuel picked up where former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley left off. He is a notorious gun control supporter.

It comes at a time when the National Rifle Association and its allies are making a major push for concealed carry legislation. Illinois is the only state in the nation that does not allow its residents to carry concealed weapons. Emanuel helped pass the Brady Bill during his days in the Clinton White House.

“You already buy a title for a car. You already buy a title for a motorcycle. You buy a title for a boat. I’m not asking you to do anything you don’t do already.”

His proposal would require all handgun owners to obtain a certificate of registration from the State Police for every handgun they own at a cost of $65 per weapon, and to renew that registration every five years.

They would be required to provide their name, address and telephone number; the manufacturer of the gun, its model type and serial number; and the date and source of the purchase.

Whenever a buyer purchases a handgun, the seller would be required to report the sale to the State Police “no less than 48 hours prior to delivery.” Handgun buyers would have 20 days to file for a new certificate of registration. Anyone caught carrying or possessing an unregistered handgun would face a Class 2 felony.

Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said Emanuel’s proposal to impose a per-handgun registration fee is “preposterous,” illegal and going nowhere in the General Assembly.

“It’s a civil right [to own a gun]. You don’t have to pay for a civil right. It’s like a poll tax,” he said.

“He’s trying to limit handguns for criminals and he’s attacking law-abiding citizens. There are 1.4 million firearms owners in this state and he wants to tax them all $65. It’s crazy.”

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Comments (23)

  1. So the police have drones, riot gear, fully automatic weapons and they want us to use pitch-forks and our kids BB gun. Oh, and now average citizens and our own military warriors are called “Domestic Terrorists” I despise these idiots!

  2. Good Lord, just when I think I may have plumbed bottom on stupid; Rahm Emanuel comes along. Actually he knows exactly what he is doing and the well being of anyone other than his little self and his smirky ego is of no concern to him. He wants money to spend. Spending other folks money is fun. Every homeowner, parent, or willing citizen should be rounded up, taken to a designated range, trained up on a 12gauge and then GIVEN the damn thing with a butt load of ammo and sent home. Problem solved…overnight. Heck I might even vacation in Chicago again if that happened.

  3. @ bob….currently i’m on the “POOR, BLACK CRIMINAL SOUTHSIDE” disposing of my elderly moms property…..she’s in an assisted living apt. bldg. on park forest….i’m from here originally many yrs ago. from your remarks i have a hard time understanding what is “ILLEGAL POSESSON” of a firearm in chicago, considering only recently one could not own a side arm/pistol with in the city limits. that has changed i know, but it is still a huge gaunlet one has to run just to register your weapon here, and regular law abiding folks are looked down upon by the political establishment & law enforcement if they so desire to live up to the 1st. law of nature and that is self preservation…..so what i glean from your remarks is that it is o.k., for the violence to happen and exist as long as it happens on “SOUTH SIDE” or black areas, & not the north shore of white suburbs ? i’m black, i’m on the south side and you would sanction or have me criminalized as a felon if i defended myself using sidearm…..in or outside of my home…..is not my life as good as yours, or the police or the mayor in your eyes ? that was a real douch bag statement if i have ever heard one.

  4. Chicago is a great city, in part thanks to strict firearm law. With few exeptions all the gun violence happens in poor, black, criminal southside. And neither I nor anyone I know wants guns in our life. I would impose $1000 per year permit law, and 10 years in jail for illigal posession.

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  6. All I have to say is CORRUPT!CORRUPT!CURRUPT!!!!! & these MOTHERFU*KERS Can legally Carry guns in Chicago. And they will probably walk on this sh*t on a technicality watch……..WTF???

  7. ALL REMEMBER DO NOT ,I REPEAT DO NOT VOTE FOR GOV.QUINN AGAIN,HE IS THE OTHER ADOLPH THAT WANTS US PEOPLE IN ILLINOIS TO SPEND THE $65.00 FEE ON OUR GUNS,HE SHOULD GO TO CHICAGO AND HELP EMPERIOR RAHM HIRE TWO MORE POLICE,BECAUSE TWO OF THEM JUST GOT ARRESTED FOR TAKING BRIBES FROM DRUG DEALERS.AND JUST THINK OF IT THESE TWO BAD MEN CARRY GUNS AND COMMIT FELONYS,WOW-WAKE UP JERSY SHORE COP,THE OTHER GUY WAS RIGHT,IF YOU NEED HELP CALL SNOOKIE,IM SURE SHE WILL COME,HARVEY

  8. ALSO,ON THIS GUN THING,MAYBE SOME ONE OUT THERE CAN ANSWER ME WHY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ILLINOIS NEEDS A BODY GUARD,WHY DONT ALL THESE POLITICIANS PAY FOR THE BODY GUARDS PAY,OH BUT GEE I FORGOT,THEY WANT TO BE SAFE,WELL MAYOR ADOLPH WHAT ABOUT THE CITIZENS CANT THEY PROTECT THEM SELFS,AND REMEMBER THIS DOSENT COST THE STATE OR CITY NOTHING,BECAUSE WHERE SHORT IN CHICAGO OF COPS,BECAUSE TWO OF THEM GOT ARRESTED FOR TAKING BRIBES FROM DRUG DEALERES,READ THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE PAGE 3 FEUURARY 14

  9. I want everyone to read todays chicago Tribune,feb.14 page 3.Maybe the the little jewish mayor of chicago and the top cop from the jersey shore board walk should clean up there own s–t and build a wall around chicago,last night two chicago police officers got caught in a FBI drug sting for taking bribes from drug dealers,but emrerior Rahm is worried about the whole stae of Illinois,little jewish man and top cop from jersey shore boardwalk,clean up your own crap,and top cop if you need help call Snookie.

  10. “You already buy a title for a car. You already buy a title for a motorcycle. You buy a title for a boat. I’m not asking you to do anything you don’t do already.”

    Nothing says that is right either. Why in the hell should we all have to pay for titles, license stickers, and other BS which they just make a requirement as they feel and raise the rates as they feel. This proposition is sick, and unjust and just screws us true law abiding citizens. They already get our info and details when we purchase a firearm and get a FOID card. Now they are trying to take more money from us. I am writing a letter and sending it to the appropriate people tonight to express my position on this crap.

  11. i’m living in california, almost as bad as being back in chicago where i’m from. i have a 96yr. mother on the south side, still living in her little bungalow for the past 60yrs. it is a working class, black neighborhood, but there is a small % of people, with no jobs, but still live with their parents. they sell and use drugs. she looks out her window & observes the cativities on a daily basis. occasionaly there will be a police car that drives through her street. it appears the other users/dealers will notify out thugs on her block and they just disappear before the car streaks through. on one of my visits to see about her, i was approached by some of the local users/dealers on my way into mothers house late in the PM:, on her walk way in fact ! one guy said he did’nt like me looking @ them or their cars as they used/or did a deal when i would leave out of her house. (what can you do if they blatently park in front of her house)? i suppose i should cower and drop my eyes to the ground, & pretend that they are not there.

    as far as the fees are concerned, i was under the impression that the city has a registration and licensing proceedure the last time i was there 2010? the city charges $100.00 to register your hand gun, plus you have to do everything in a certain order and time frame or you’re screwed. like you can’t buy the gun first or let them know you have it, until you file the paper work and pay ? it’s all very confusing ? if anyone knows what the city has going on now, please let me know so i can abide by the law when i visit again…..

  12. Im confused…we have muslim terroist sympathizer WITHOUT A BIRTH CERTIFICATE acting as President, an IDIOT MAFIA MAYOR…EMANUEL,, is he a Nazi, a raghead muslim ? what..? $65…this puke needs a vacation in the same location as jimmy hoffa senior. How does a feces for brains mayor decied for the citizenry of the state. Wake up Chicago. Flood the e-mail,mail and phone system with calls, mail, and e mail. Send some of the terrorist occupy thugs to his office and shut down shitty hall.

  13. Mike,tell us how you really feel.Rahm is just another Statist control freak.He is just another version of a fascist dictator.They want to take away guns from citizens just like Hitler!It’s what they do.These little POS need to get some sense beat into them and I would like to volunteer my services.Rahm,you’re such an ass.

  14. This is total BU*lSH*T!!!! I have been a gun owner since I moved back to this F*ck*ng state 15 years ago & because I got A Reckless driving misdemeanor & got conditional discharge
    which is a B.S probation they have. That revokes your F.O.I.D. Which is also B.S. So you can own a firearm in Il. They sent 2 state troopers 2 U.S Marshales & 2 town cops to my house
    to revoke my card & gun. What a fu*ken crock of shit Its a damn driving charge not a felony!!!! WTF!!!!!! & now they want to tax us law abiding citizens??? I made one mistake DRIVING!!!
    & they reserve the right revoke my 2nd right to bear arms Im livid What a crock!!!!!! And I live in the suburbs UNREAL!!!!!

  15. This little jew should worry about the gang bangers and drug dealers in chicago,and he shoul send his jersey shore top cop in these hoods and set up a table to register there guns,oh gee i really dont think they would do that,just tell the slabasa to worry about the drive bys in chicago and leave everyone else alone,and who ever reads do not ,i repeat do not vote again for quinn,he also dosent know what the hell hes talking about,im sure we would all do this if he got rid of all the screwball polititions body guards,oh gee i forgot they and there fanilies should be protected,but not us,do not vote for quinn.

  16. Federal Law already requires handguns to be registered, the cooling off period before purchase is allowed. Now they want to double dip, they have your fingerprints manufacturers have the “fingerprint” (marking associated with type of handgun when fired)of individual guns. Registration fees won’t be charged to CRIMINALS… When will Politicians wake up.

  17. He should worry about chicago he looking to get money for the city , I dont live in the city I dont care what he does there QUIT try to milk the rest of the state for you MONEY PROBLEMS! YOU wanted to be mayor put your BIG BOY PANTS on. And do YOUR JOB with what you have to work with!

  18. Maybe he could also impose a $5 fee for each letter written to the editor of a newspaper. Or a fee each time someone prayed. Where will it end?

  19. This guy is an idiot. Plain and simple. I guess the second amendment doesn’t mean anything to him or his followers.

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