Another Monday, Another Legislative Alert For Illinois

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It’s another Monday and the anti-rights forces are still working hard in Illinois. Thus, we have to work harder if we want to preserve our rights. Illinois Carry has issued an alert with specific things to do. Do it if you live in Illinois.

As to witness slips, it is a way for those in Illinois to register their approval or opposition to bills. I noticed going over the gun control bills that passed the Illinois House last week that the gun prohibitionists were more successful in getting their people to answer than we were. It takes minimal effort so there is no reason that those who believe in protecting our god given rights should not make up overwhelming majorities.

From Illinois Carry:

Our previous alert asked for calls to your State Representative under the category #3 – Call Your State Senator!  This section should read

“Call your state Senator and urge him/her to oppose HB1465 Raising the Age to 21 to Possess Modern Sporting Firearms, HB1467 Bump Stock/Trigger Crank Ban, HB1468 “Assault Weapons” Ban.”
Our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.
Legislative Alert
Phone Calls & Witness Slips Needed!
THE SKY TRULY IS FALLING
If you are a gun owner IN ILLINOIS!!
Right
now, there is a bill on the Governor’s desk that would put most of our
local firearm dealers out of business.  This anti-gun, anti-Second
Amendment bill is the worst we have seen in decades.  We hope the
Governor will do the right thing and veto this bill.  Please call him
and urge him to veto SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing. Gun Dealer Licensing.
 
Several more anti-Second Amendment bills passed the House and have been sent to the Senate – from banning possession of “assault weapons” by those under age 21, to bump stock and trigger crank bans, to a 72 hour wait requirement for so called “assault weapons”.   
Under the guise of ‘common sense gun laws’, the devil is in the
details. These bad bills reach far beyond their titles and will be used
to greatly expand unreasonable restrictions on our rights.
In this first part of our call for action we ask that you
#1 – Call Governor Rauner!
Please call the Governor’s office at 217-782-0244.
Explain
to the person you speak with that SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing targets
honest business men and women who are not the source of Chicago’s
violence. Politely impress upon him that the Illinois gun owners who
helped elect him to office expected his support in return, and that this
election season is the perfect opportunity to show that he does stand
with us.
#2 – Call Your State Representative!
Call your state representative and urge him/her to oppose HB1664 Dangerous Person Hotline.
#3 – Call Your State Senator!
Call your state Senator and urge him/her to oppose HB1465 Raising the Age to 21 to Possess Modern Sporting Firearms, HB1467 Bump Stock/Trigger Crank Ban, HB1468 “Assault Weapons” Ban.

Contact information for your legislators can be found here.
#4 – Call House Republican Leader Jim Durkin!
HB1469 Magazine & Body Armor Ban
prohibits all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. We have an
opportunity to keep this bill stalled in the House, but we need your
help. Call Mr. Durkin in his Burr Ridge office at 
630-325-2028 and in his Springfield office at 217-782-0494.
Explain
to Mr. Durkin that as House Minority Leader, voters throughout the
entire State expect conservative leadership to respect the Constitution –
and we expect him to urge the Republican caucus to oppose HB1469.
#5 File Witness Slips Now!
Please file witness slips opposing several bills scheduled to be heard in House Committees this week.
Remember to log in to your account first, if you have one!
To
avoid having to complete each field manually, Log on to your ILGA
Dashboard (or Create a New Account if you have not already done so) then
return to this email and click on the links for each witness slip. If
you do not wish to create an account, simply click on each witness slip
link and complete the required fields manually:
I,
IDENTIFICATION: Enter your personal information. Enter “NA” for the
Firm/Business or Agency and Title fields unless you are officially
representing an organization.
II. REPRESENTATION: Enter “Myself” unless representing an organization.
III.
POSITION: Unless instructed otherwise for a particular bill leave the
description field at its default value “Original Bill”. Indicate your
position by selecting the “Proponent” or “Opponent” radio button.
IV. TESTIMONY: Select the “Record of Appearance Only” radio button.
If filing manually, complete the Captcha challenge and agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.
Then click Create Slip
Illinois
law requires that lost or stolen firearms be reported to authorities
with 72 hours. HB3390 discriminates against residents of higher crime
areas by revoking the FOID Card persons who have been the victim of a
theft more than 3 times
Attacking our First Amendment rights as much as our Second, this bills prohibits open display of paintball and air guns.
A
sign of clear disrespect for gun owners and the Constitution the
sponsor swore to uphold, this bill is a back up plan in the event
earlier bump stock bans fail.
Special Call to Action – Deerfield Residents
The
Village of Deerfield will consider amending its storage requirement to
ban the possession of defined firearms with the Village limits.
Deerfield residents are encouraged to attend the Board Meeting Monday, 3/5/2018, at 7:30 PM.

One thought on “Another Monday, Another Legislative Alert For Illinois”

  1. I no longer live in Illinois but what makes me mad is there are 2 million or so FOID holders and around 50,000 or so ISRA members.ISRA has kept alot of this at bay for a long time but now is not the time for apathy.

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