February 07, 2008
Accomplishment Challenged Obama Supporters
Obama was elected to the Illinois state Senate in 1996, when Democrats were in the minority. He proposed hundreds of new laws, including universal health care, tougher gun control and expanded welfare, but saw most of them spiked by Republican leadership.Hat Tip: Kafir.
The new gun control laws included a provision that made unlawful use of a weapon a felonious act. In order to transport a firearm in Illinois it must be cased and unloaded. The intent was to curb drive by shootings in Chicago. The effect downstate was that a hunter who forgets to jack the last shell of of his shotgun, even though it is cased and in the trunk, is now charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanor.