Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday Will Be Last Day For Towns In Illinois To Ban Guns


With the override of the amendatory veto of HB 183, the clock is ticking for towns and cities in Illinois who want to impose their own semi-auto firearm restrictions. The bill gave Illinois municipalities 10 days after its passage to have these ordinances in place or forever forego them.

From the alert below from the Illinois State Rifle Association, it appears that a number of cities and towns in and around Cook County are racing to get them in place before the deadline.

From the ISRA alert:
URGENT ALERT – Will your town try to ban your rifle this week?

Attend one of these meetings!

Monday Night Meetings to Ban Guns:
Evanston Lake Zurich Morton Grove*
Darien Clarendon Hills Thornton
Waukegan Gurnee Flossmoor
River Forest Lake Forest Steger
Buffalo Grove Batavia University Park




Tuesday Night Meetings to Ban Guns:
Lincolnwood Winnetka




Thursday Night Meetings to Ban Guns:
Morton Grove** Palos Hills Hanover Park

Here is the current status:  The Illinois CCW act has been passed into law by an override of the governor's veto on July 9.  The 10-day window for municipalities for enact their own local semi-auto bans expires on July 19.

In a last-ditch effort to solve to a non-existent problem, Cook County and collar county communities are going to show that they can get tough on crime by coming down hard on the law-abiding citizens who choose to own popular semi-automatic firearms.

Are you tired of hearing about attempts to take away your firearms?
Here is what you need to do:

1. No matter where you live, plan to be at one of the meetings listed below. Be sure to bring a friend or two along with you.

2. Wear IGOLD or NRA hats and/or teeshirts.

3. Be prepared to vigorously defend your rights.

4. If you see media there, approach them and tell them that you are a law-abiding Illinois firearm owner and that you do not support gun bans.

5. Be sure to get to the meeting site at least 45 minutes early so you will get a seat. We need to make our voices heard.

6. Pass this alert on to you friends and family and tell them to attend meetings too.

7. Post this to all forums to which you belong.

Monday:

What: Evanston City Council -
GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda  Packet (p10)
Where:
2100 Ridge Ave  Evanston 60201
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: Darien City Council -
GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda  Memo
Where:
1702 Plainfield Rd  Darien 60561
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Waukegan City Council -
GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
Where: 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Av
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: River Forest "Special" Village Board -

Nothing in the published agenda yet.  Go there anyway.

Where:
400 Park Avenue, River Forest  60305
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What:
Buffalo Grove Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda p229
Where: 50 Raupp Boulevard
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What:
Lake Zurich Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda p229
Where:
Police Dept  200 Mohawk Trail Community Room  60047
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What:
Clarendon Hills Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda  Packet p72
Where:
1 N. Prospect  Clarendon Hills 60514
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What:
Gurnee Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda 
Where:
325 N O'Plaine Rd  Gurnee 60031
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What:
Lake Forest
City Council - Agenda
Gun Ban discussion to be continued from last meeting

Where: 220 E. Deerpath
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Batavia City Council - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
Where:
100 N. Island Ave  Batavia 60510
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What:
Morton Grove Village Town Hall Meeting - GUN BAN on agenda. *
Agenda  Patch Article 

Where:
American Legion  6140 Dempster
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What:
Thornton Village Board - Nothing in the published agenda yet.
Go there anyway.

Where:
115 E Margaret St.  Thornton 60476
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Flossmoor Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet (p45)
Where:
2800 Flossmoor Rd   Flossmoor 60422
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What:
Steger Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet p49
Committee Agendas

Where:
35 W 34th St. Steger  60475
When:
Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: University Park "Special" Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
Where: 90 Towncenter Dr.  University Park 60484
When:
Monday, 15 July   Committee: 6:00 pm    Board: 7:30 pm

Tuesday:

What:
Winnetka Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet p197

Where:
510 Green Bay Rd  Winnetka 60093
When:
Tuesday, 16 July 7:00 pm

What:
Lincolnwood Village Board - GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda 
& (big) Packet  p515

Where:
6900 N. Lincoln Ave  Lincolnwood 60712
When:
Tuesday, 16 July 7:30 pm

Thursday:

What: Morton Grove "Special" Village Board - **
GUN BAN on the (yet to be published) agenda.
Where: 6101 Capulina Ave  Morton Grove 60053
When:
Thursday, 18 July   7:00 pm


What: Hanover Park Village Board -
GUN BAN on the (yet to be published) agenda.
Where: 2121 Lake Street, Hanover Park
When:
Thursday, 18 July   7:30 pm


What: Palos Hills City Council - No published agenda yet.  Go there anyway.
Where: 10335 S Roberts Rd  Palos Hills 60465
When:
Thursday, 18 July   7:00 pm



For status of previous meetings, other meeting times, talking points against semi-auto bans, copies of proposed ordinances, links to other resources; please visit http://isra.org/townhall .



UPDATE: Thanks to Todd Vandermyde of the NRA, we have a report of which towns adopted any new gun control and which ones did not. It looks like it turned out to be a good night as most towns failed to adopt any new ordinances controlling firearms.
Batavia – FAILED motion to table.
Buffalo Grove – passed a bifurcated ordinance cook ban in cook, no ban in Lake county side
Clarendon Hills – FAILED
Darien – FAILED
Evanston – PASSED modified to exempt C&R licensees
Evergreen Park – FAILED no motion
Flossmoor – FAILED
Gurnee – NO ACTION, DEAD
Lake Forest – TABLED
Lake Zurich – NO BAN. Shell ordinance Failed.
Morton Grove – pending
River Forest -- ????
Round Lake Beach – FAILED
Steger – FAILED
Thornton – removed from agenda
University Park— BanFAILED, storage ordinance passed
Waukegan – FAILED

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