Maybe they’re running out of ideas . . .

Living in Illinois, I have gotten quite accustomed to ridiculous gun legislation.

Still, this proposed bill suprised me.

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that it is unlawful to repaint or recoat a firearm with a color other than the original manufactured color of the firearm. Provides that a violation of this provision is a Class A misdemeanor.

What the bloody hell does it matter what COLOR a gun is?!!!

The only possible explanation I can think of for this bad joke is that it has the same intent as Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC law, banning gun paint kits, which he claimed were intended to make real guns look like toys (by painting them bright, flourescent colors). In theory, police officers might see a brightly colored gun, and incorrectly conclude it was a toy, and thus get shot. Not that it’s ever happened, of course. Bloomberg’s specialty is “solving” problems that don’t exist.

The Illinois bill would go even farther, as it would prohibit any change in the finish color. Want to parkerize or hard chrome your blued gun, to enhance the gun’s corrosion resistance? Too bad–that would be against the law, even though there wouldn’t even be Bloomberg’s lame justification for banning such a change.

Making this even more inexplicable is the fact that the bill’s sponsor, Jim Sacia, has for the most part been one of this state’s legislature’s few bright spots for gun owners. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon what he was thinking when he introduced this bill.

It seems he may need an intervention.


One Response to “Maybe they’re running out of ideas . . .”

  1. hairy hobbit Says:

    A few possibilities, one, another attempt to kill American jobs. Those paints and coatings have to be made somewhere.

    Or maybe this is an attempt to mandate that gun manufacturers step up their production in order to have stock on hand of all colors of guns. Instead of just EBRs now they’ll have to stock evil white rifles, evil blue rifles, evil indigo rifles, evil neo green rifles, etc.

    or maybe they’re just anti-American bastards all around. In instances like this their patriotism CAN and should be questioned. they’re obviously in direct opposition of the supreme laws of this country, I don’t think you can be more anti-American then that.

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