Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Jim Crow, er Gun Control laws?

Is this the new Jim Crow standard?  I noticed Sean at ncgunblog, on Facebook, posted that his state slipped a new law through. What a slimy deal- couldn't that technically outlaw public gun ranges, having to pay to get in? All it would take is one prosecutor.....
From Illinois:

(720 ILCS 5/24-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 24-1) 
    Sec. 24-1. Unlawful Use of Weapons.

   (8) Carries or possesses any firearm, stun gun or
taser or other deadly weapon in any place which is licensed to sell intoxicating beverages, or at any public gathering held pursuant to a license issued by any governmental body or any public gathering at which an admission is charged, excluding a place where a showing, demonstration or lecture involving the exhibition of unloaded firearms is conducted.
        This subsection (a)(8) does not apply to any auction
or raffle of a firearm held pursuant to a license or permit issued by a governmental body, nor does it apply to persons engaged in firearm safety training courses; or
Emphasis mine.

All a range would have to do is put out an ad saying "come rent the new ABC pistol on Saturday, range fees still apply" and that would be a violation of the law. (public gathering, charging admission) Hell, a gathering could be figured as two or more people in the same place at the same time.

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