Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com

Recent Comments

GoSalukis - Shields leaves QND before even starting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Did they ask GREDF to give the ''Life Is Good'' sales pitch?
QuincyGuy - Shields leaves QND before even starting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
QND knew how old he was and what his stability record was and what his coaching record was and they needed him at this time to get a great program started. You guys sound like the fans in "Hoosiers" when they hired that 'old' coach. Go back and watch it again. Again, I say 'too bad he didn't help them'. QND did the right thing to hire him. He just had to put his family and…
lawalix - QPD Blotter for August 3, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
US Currency or if its followed by a number US Code... USC isn't on here but this is a fun site for lingo http://www.policemag.com/cop-slang/
CoolEdge - White House insists tough new carbon restrictions are legal under Clean Air Act - Quincy, IL News -
Whenever they talk "carbon" restrictions, you know they're idiots blowing smoke. Carbon is the foundation of life. Carbon forms some ten million different compounds. OK, I admit, I'm a carbon chauvinist, I'm proud, get used to it. lol ""Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties." – James Jeans, The Mysterious Universe"
pjohnf - White House insists tough new carbon restrictions are legal under Clean Air Act - Quincy, IL News -
I believe I know as much as you don't know. What's next, is Obama going to out law water vapor which is the biggest source of a green house gas. We all have a lot to lose if this clown gets his way and you're foolish to think otherwise. If I don't know what I'm talking about, prove me wrong instead of shooting off your mouth.

Most Popular

Shooting near 8th and York Updated

Trash burner has residents seeing red Updated QJ Original Video

Shields leaves QND before even starting

Man killed Montana good Samaritans because daughter 'laughed' at him, say cops

Tourism in Illinois on Record Pace for Fourth Straight Year.

Anti-abortion group releases fourth Planned Parenthood video Video

Why won’t Illinois lawmakers reform their own pensions?

Real Estate Transfers July 27th thru July 31st

Gun show organizers say ban wouldn't work

2 years, 5 months ago by Bob Gough

Gun-show organizers say Gov. Pat Quinn wouldn’t accomplish much with his recent idea to ban semi-automatic assault weapons from gun shows held on state-owned property

From sj-r.com:

Gun-show organizers say Gov. Pat Quinn wouldn’t accomplish much with his recent idea to ban  semi-automatic assault weapons from gun shows held on state-owned property. 

“Overall, you look at dealers’ tables, (and) there’s not too many (assault weapons) out there,” said Dwight Menard, a gun dealer with the Egyptian Collectors Association Hunting and Trade Shows.

The Centralia-based ECA held a weekend show and sale earlier this month at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.  Some firearms at the show apparently would be illegal under recently proposed state and federal legislation.

Quinn commented on the possibility of limiting gun shows following a school safety “summit” last week.

“We are talking to the lawyers about that,” Quinn said in response to a reporter’s question.

Handful of shows

Even if Quinn took action to forbid such shows on state property, however, there probably would be little effect on either sites like the fairgrounds or the shows themselves.

In general, gun shows account for only a handful of the hundreds of events that take place each year at the fairgrounds, said Illinois Department of Agriculture Spokesman Jeff Squibb

For example, the fairgrounds has booked ECA shows just twice per year for the past six years. In 2012, the ECA paid the fairgrounds about $3,500 for both shows, which includes rent, utilities and other expenses, Squibb said.

Fairgrounds revenue and scheduling would be affected “minimally at best” if shows were banned, Squibb said.

For their part, gun-show organizers like the ECA could easily move their shows to privately owned sites if Quinn were to ban some types of gun shows from state property, Menard said.

At the same time, however, he said, the ECA wouldn’t have a problem leaving these types of guns out of its shows.

“(Semi-automatic assault weapons) are just not a huge part of the shows,” Menard said.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 32 minutes ago

City to spend $213K to finish curbside cleanup - Will hire three firms; majority of work done by Friday http://t.co/pSvofRusuN
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 14 hours, 32 minutes ago

Rauner asks FEMA to assess Adams Co. damage - “Could be used to support a request for assistance” http://t.co/L3vcTYaQBC
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 20 hours, 32 minutes ago

Avian Flu Forces Egg Replacements, Many Turn to Soy http://t.co/hY9y6hfFOM
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 20 hours, 32 minutes ago

AFBF: Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Misconduct at EPA http://t.co/3MKKOzUSKZ