[quote=kristinBcute]so I'm sorry I am a little confused and would you help me clarify? Right now there is a law in act not discriminating any particular breed in general and this guy wants to take away that act and put one into effect that discriminates against so called "vicious" breeds? correct me if I'm wrong but I reread that article several times and was still confused! It's been a long day for me
Yes, you are correct. This moron wants to undo the law that FORBIDS slapping the 'dangerous' label on an entire breed.
Right now here in Illinois you can have a dog be deemed 'dangerous' but it cannot be 'dangerous' simply because of its breed.
Right now you could be told 'your dog has bitten four people, it is a dangerous dog and you have to take certain steps to make sure it is confined' -- if this law passes, you could be told 'you have a Rottweiler, it is a dangerous dog even though it has never bitten anyone.'
Almost without a doubt, this legislator is trying to tell his constituents that he will protect them from the gang-bangers, and almost without a doubt, this law is aimed at pitbulls -- although it would probably affect Rotties, GSDs, and Boxers as well.