UPDATE: Illinois Silencer Bill Fails to Clear Senate

Suppressed GLOCK (courtesy silencershop.com)

TTAG’s correspondent from the Land of Lincoln regrets to report that “The Senate adjourned last night without voting on SB206, which is the suppressor bill that passed the House. Regular session is now over for the Illinois Congress, which means that any bill passed in “overtime” will require a super majority. Todd Vandermyde, the NRA guy in Springfield, was afraid the Senate wouldn’t play ball, and that’s what happened. Hope is still alive, but I personally doubt we will see any movement until the fall session. It sounds like it’s going to happen, we just don’t know when.”


  1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Hopefully this gets done before election season so we can figure out who we need to hold accountable if there are issues.

  2. avatar Mike Crognale says:

    Honestly did you really expect that to happen? The vote in the Assembly was a show for the voters. Now the pols can go back and campaign on the issue boasting of the vote, for and against. It’s Illinois!

  3. avatar Marc says:

    Big shocker. Guess what Illinois…..you still suck.

    1. avatar syms says:

      Most of Illinois isn’t too bad, Chicago just sucks, don’t lump us all in with those asshats. Too bad we can’t split the state into north and south Illinois…

      1. avatar Jp says:

        How about splitting chicago and the rest of Illinois? Illinois isn’t that bad. Chicago is the problem.. not northern il.

        1. avatar Marc says:

          Illinois sucks. Born and raised in Cook county; not Chicago. Got out none too soon.

      2. avatar Nigil Quid says:

        You can’t hold Chicago accountable for the fact that Illinois hasn’t had a budget for this entire year. Every single legislator who proposed or voted for an imbalanced budget should be fired immediately on grounds of incompetence.

  4. avatar Defens says:

    Whew! That was a close one. Had that bill passed, the blood would have [quietly] flowed in the streets of Chicago as soon as it went into effect.

    1. avatar Scott Gold says:

      Stupid Statement! Guess what?! Have you seen the murder rates in the city? Allowing suppressors isn’t going to do a single thing except save peoples hearing! The blood is running in the streets of Chicago right now and has been all summer of 2016! Didn’t need to legalize suppressors to have more murders, you need to get the murderers off the streets! When someone finally wakes up and sees that guns are NOT the problem and never have been and that people are the problem and always will be, that’s when we will start to make a dent in the murder rate. Just because something is illegal has never stopped someone from doing it that really wanted to do it anyway!

  5. avatar mike says:

    Because they have to stop the skyrocketing murders/shootings right?

  6. avatar Rabbit Ears says:

    This may be for the best. If I had had a silencer attached to that illegally concealed pistol that cop in California had caught me with years ago, ain’t no way he would have let me off.

    1. avatar Mr. 308 says:

      How many times do you plan to post about this CA cop letting you go with an ‘illegally concealed pistol’? Are you just fishing for someone to reply to you that such a thing couldn’t possibly have happened?

      Oh and just adding a phrase including the word silencer to your copy/paste job doesn’t really make this relevant to the thread you know.

      I think you are trolling, for what I have no idea, but whatever, I really don’t care. After all these posts all you get from me is ignore, no matter what you throw out there.

      And I believe you completely about your ‘illegally concealed gun’. Does that make you happy?

      1. avatar JeffCville says:

        He’s got a hard-on for JWM for some reason.

        1. avatar Rabbit Ears says:

          You both have active imaginations.

          And Mr. 308: folks that don’t care don’t type 4 paragraph responses. Rabbit Ears indeed.

  7. avatar tsbhoA.P.jr says:

    hb1066 is the one that matters. the silencer bill would be sweet, but having gun shops is kind of important too. it is on it’s 6th amendment, but hasn’t made it through yet.

    1. avatar Todd says:

      You’re thinking of HB1016. and so far we have it killed, but like a horror move, nothing is really ever dead

  8. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    It’s Illinois. Forced to have CC kicking and screaming…

  9. avatar Todd says:

    with no budget they will be in session this summer. We still have a chance and will be ramping up for it

    1. avatar Charles Hamilton says:

      Can we get a super majority in the Senate?

    2. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

      THE Todd V? Where’s that idiot troll now? If you are Todd V. thanks…

      1. avatar Todd says:


        and a better title would be Illinois Suppressor bill stalls in Senate

        1. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

          Well Todd I’ve defended you quite vigorously on TTAG. We’d be screwed even more than we are in Illinois without you guys!

      2. avatar Todd says:

        Former — Thank you

  10. avatar Libertarian says:

    Can we see the same movement for remove off places too ? It now third year and zero of that have gone ….

  11. avatar 33AD says:

    See my surprised face….


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