Monday, March 5, 2018

Another Monday, Another Legislative Alert For Illinois

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!

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.

1 comment:

  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.