In a membership update on the situation in Illinois’ capitol, Richard Pearson, the Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director, outlined what the bills would do. “The Illinois State Police would be given full control over the design and operation of commercial gun ranges in the state.
That control would extend from the design of the bullet backstops to qualifications of range employees and even to the color of the paint on the walls of the men’s room. All semi-automatic firearms would be either banned outright, or be so severely taxed and restricted that ownership would be impractical. Cullerton’s gun ban would extend to all semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Additionally, many pump action rifles and shotguns would be banned as well including the 1911 and M1 Garand. Of course, all Glocks, Sig-Sauers, and other popular pistols would be banned as well,” Pearson wrote. He also added, there is a “…bizarre and convoluted scheme to register all ‘ammunition feeding devices’ capable of holding more than 10 rounds including magazines, stripper clips, drums, etc. Since none of these devices possess serial numbers, owners of these devices would essentially register them under the ‘honor system.’ Of course, we all know how well criminals stick to the honor system.”