Coming up with Bishop On Air: Capacity limits passes senate committee, the politics of concealed carry, and more! Don't miss Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, weekdays from 10 to noon!
They passed what?
The Illinois Senate Executive Committee passed the magazine capacity limit measure, which means it will head to the full Senate floor. What they essentially did is move to potentially make an estimated hundreds of thousands of gun owners felons overnight. Those who passed it hope to "save the children" by limiting the number of high capacity magazines to only allow civilians to have nothing more than 10 rounds per mag. What does that mean? Maybe the below video, the most recent episode in the Gun-Free Zone series, will shed some light on the situation.
So, they think that by limiting the number of rounds you have in a magazine, in essence telling you how many bullets you need to protect yourself, your family and your property, will save the children. But, they are exempting law enforcement and the shooting sports. The magazine capacity limit also essentially puts a vast majority of handguns available on the open market (not the black market) out of limits for you and I, law abiding gun owners.
Joining the show just after 10:30 will be professor emeritus Kent Redfield who will help us navigate the looming questions of the concealed carry issue. Will constitutional carry set in? What will happen if the legislature doesn't act? What about the possible appeal from the attorney general's office? We'll get those questions answered with Professor Redfield today with Bishop On Air.
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Coming up with Bishop On Air, we'll talk with Chief Engineer of Springfield's City Water Light and Power and about how some in the Illinois General Assembly want to make you a felon, if you own a high capacity magazine.
Chief Engineer of City Water Light and Power, Eric Hobbie, joins the show in the 10 o'clock hour to talk about the utility. We'll cover everything from the possibility of another rate hike--just how much would be needed? Also, we'll try to get into the issue of water supply and what is going on between Chatham and CWLP. Don't miss this conversation!
Today could see a vote in Illinois to ban high capacity ammunition magazines. With that, some parents of children killed during the Newtown massacre will push state senators into voting for the measure, saying that the shooter had high capacity magazines that were used. It's a touching story that will absolutely pull at your heart strings, but is it logical to ban law abiding citizens from having magazines that hold more than 10 rounds?
Need a justification for why high capacity magazines are important? Watch the below dramatization of what could easily happen in a neighborhood near you.
Also, consider if this law passes and lawful people are restricted from owning high capacity ammunition magazines, what happens to all those who are in possession of the magazines? Would they have to turn them in? If they didn't, would that possibly make them a felon? So, the state wants to make tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people felons overnight. That smells like government run amok!
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An absolutely jam-packed show today as we bring the man in the center of the police internal affairs files controversey on the air alongside one of his attorneys. Also, we'll talk concealed carry with the stallwart of the Illinois House bill that has bipartisan support. Don't miss Bishop On Air, Thursday edition, from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield
Just after the Crime of the Week with CrimeStoppers, we'll be joined in studio by Calvin Christian III and on the phone by his attorney Don Craven.
Christian has several suits against the city, one of which that deals with the destruction of requested files just got a victory with the city agreeing to do a forensic mirror of any backups and to provide City of Springfield internal communications about Calvin's requests and the destruction of the files.
That's all during the 10 o'clock hour.
Conceal Carry Now
Democrat State Representative Brandon Phelps of Harrisburg will join Bishop On Air just after 11 to talk about his efforts to pass a comprehensive and NRA friendly concealed carry law before the June 9th court order deadline.
We'll also get his take on the Illinois Senate version.
Plus, we'll try to understand what could happen if lawmakers fail to pass a reasonable carry law ... is constiutional carry likely?
This and more when you catch Bishop On Air today from 10 to noon, only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.
"If you don't ... [e]nforcement action could include filing a lien against your property or a levy on your wages or bank accounts."
That's not a threat? That's not violence?
These jokers think they can get away with targeting certain segments of the population for being critical of big government. That's as appalling as the FBI targeting civil rights leaders for being critical of the government and their egregious policies.
Oh, and the IRS ... this the same bureaucracy that wants to handle the new health care overhaul behemoth?
The Obama administration has some 'splaining to do! Not only have the past few weeks focused on what really transpired in Benghazi--which some intelligence analysts say covered up weapons transfers to factions of al-Qaeda--but there is also the IRS targeting groups with the name TEA Party or groups that are critical of the government. Now there's a new controversy ... the Department of Justice snagging phone records of Associated Press reporters. More chilling affects from a government run amok.
Giving Obama the Bird
Oh, and how could we forget to mention this story:
[T]he administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy company, even those that flout the law repeatedly. Instead, the government is shielding the industry from liability and helping keep the scope of the deaths secret.
More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.
Other reports indicate that the Obama administration has prosecuted oil companies with federal charges when birds drown in their waste pits and power companies when birds are electrocuted by power lines. Is this an example of favoritism?
Boozing on the job
Except for undercover cops, Springfield Police are barred from being intoxicated on the job. Sangamon County deputies are also barred from being even the slightest bit intoxicated while on duty. But, that's not the case for some police departments around the state. There's an effort to push for a statewide standard to have a zero tolerance policy for on-duty police. Does that go far enough?
So the IRS wants to keep closer tabs on groups who criticize the government. That's just a conspiracy theory, right? Nope. We'll discuss the chilling affect of the government using certain agencies to compartmentalize groups with certain political stance.
Printable guns ... seems like science fiction, but it's reality. The federal government is looking to stifle free speech to appease international weapons trade treaties. They are talking about files posted online that provide schematic plans to be used in printing a gun using a 3D printer. Haven't yet heard of this? Not surprising. We'll talk about it coming up with Bishop On Air.
Cody Willson's "Liberator"
On the subject of firearms, we'll talk about the pending deadline for some kind of carry law here in the Land of Lincoln.
That's all ahead with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News & Talk of Springfield.
Apparently there were some tourists checking out some Lincoln sites while flying around in an unidentified flying object checking--also known as a UFO. I first saw a message posted to Facebook about a UFO sighting early this morning. I then saw a Facebook friend post some pictures. You can see the pictures below:
Photos reportedly from Mike Pratt
I talked with one of the witnesses to the UFO. Tim Day tells me that he is not a UFO guy ... he doesn't obsess about this stuff. He claims to have seen a large triangular object floating over South East High School in Springfield between 12:30 and 3 am Wednesday morning. Day says that the object made some bizarre sounds like what you'd hear off in the distance after a crash at a race like the Daytona 500. He also said that the object would ascend and descend rapidly. Day also says that at that time of day there are typically helicopters flying around. He didn't see any other aircraft overnight. After calling around to various officials with radar equipment and even making a call to the Springfield Police Department, Day said he took to Facebook where he found some friends reporting they witnesses something similar.
Now, I did talk with a deputy chief with Springfield Police and he told me that there wasn't a flux of calls talking about unidentified flying objects. He also said "Bishop, I'm starting to question your sanity." Me too, Deputy Chief ... me too.
Is this a legitimate UFO sighting? I don't know. One thing I will say is I don't believe in "extraterrestrials." I do believe in unidentified flying objects as they are defined: objects that are unidentified and flying. When it comes to the possibility of some kind of "disclosure" this satirical cartoon always comes to mind.
Whatever you make of this, one thing's for sure--there's rarely a dull moment in Springfield!
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Today, We'll discuss what's happening with the SOHO Music Festival. Apparently there is an issue with the two-day-music-even-for-charity being booked on the same site as the upcoming Civil War reenactment. Watch past year's videos of both events below:
Civil War Medical Encampment--2011
The Music Must Go On--SOHO 2012
Now, which seems like more fun, and could generate more revenue to the downtown?
Also, we'll cover the latest in the ongoing developments about Springfield Police Internal Affairs Documents being destroyed. Mayor Mike Houston has requested that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Read the story and the letter here.
Then, after 11, we'll be joined by Marine Veteran and staunch libertarian commentarian Adam Kokesh about an "Open Carry" rally he plans to hold in DC this July. We'll find out what the plan are. Below, you can see another rally that Kokesh was part of back in 2011 at the Jefferson Memorial where people danced in protest to regulation prohibiting any form of dancing as free speech.
Clear First Amendment Violation
That's all coming up with Bishop On Air. Don't miss it!
Coming up today with Bishop On Air, we're gonna talk smoking, ask "Who is watching the watchers?" and review the NRA's big weekend gathering and President Obama's message to some graduates.
We'll also get into the smoking debate. Believe it or not, but the issue of where people can smoke is back in the news. A bill making its way through the Illinois General Assembly would prohibit smoking on the grounds of universities throughout the state. One local lawmaker says it's gone too far. What do you think?
With the recent scandal concerning police internal affairs files, members of the Springfield City Council have put forth an ordinance for emergency passage that would require all public files up for destruction to be approved for destruction by the City Council. We'll talk with Alderman Sam Cahnman about the proposals just after 11.
Also, We'll talk this past weekend's NRA convention and some comments from President Barack Obama about people warning of possible tyranny and how those people should be avoided.
That, and your phone calls with Bishop On Air from 10 to Noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!
The latest developments about the Boston Marathon Bombing case, Gun-Free Zone Part 4: The Imbalance of Power, Syria and News on the March -- You don't want to miss Saturday Session with Bishop on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Tune in online at WMAY.com from 3 to 7p CST.
What did they know?
Last week it was revealed that several years ago the FBI had interviewed the older of the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon Bombing. Now it's come out that the CIA also was tipped off about the suspect years ago. Most of the family is saying it's the brothers were set up. Being that there are a ton of oddities with the story, Session will try to lay them all out and work to make sense of the mess. Also, regardless of who actually placed the explosives, what happened in the aftermath is extremely troubling.
The Imbalance of Power
For the past few months, pieces of the independently produced documentary series Gun-Free Zone have been coming out. Part 1 was all about Countdown to Constitutional Carry here in Illinois. Part 2 focused on what the Second Amendment of the US Constitution means. Part 3 was a look at some of the gun control propaganda. Part 4 is now available! With what happened in Boston last week, the release featuring several members of the Springfield Police Department and a state senator talking about drones, you'll get chills when you realize just how out of balance power has become in this country. You can watch the latest segment below or at this link. Be sure to share Gun-Free Zone with a friend today!
Was the red line crossed by the Syrian Government or by the al-Qaeda rebels? Either way, things are not good in Syria as more people die because of civil unrest. The real question is just how quick will the US intervene with another kinetic military exercise? We'll analyze the latest international news with Saturday Session.
The final hour of the show will focus on the under-reported stories from the past week. Have a story you think should be mentioned? Be it local, global or historic ... you can sound off with Saturday Session. Call live at 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or leave a message below: