Thursday, January 3, 2013

Statewide Firearm Ban Moves Forward

HB 815 amendment 1 & 2 and HB1263 amendments 5 & 6 were approved along party lines (Democrats supporting, Republicans opposing) and passed out of the Senate Public Health Committee last night. Both bills now proceed to the full Senate for a floor debate and vote, possibly as soon as today.

If passed the bills would ban most all semi-auto handguns, rifles, and shotguns as well as pump rifle and shotguns. The proposed legislation would also close down most shooting ranges and clubs that are open to the public or conduct events open to the public. Included in the legislation is a ban on ammunition magazines with a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds, a requirement to register all guns and magazines with the Illinois State Police.

We cannot allow Chicago politicians to spread Chicago's disregard for the Second Amendment and their outrageous treatment of law abiding gun owners to the rest of the state.

Call your IL State Senator NOW and urge him/her to vote no on HB 815 and HB 1263! Call Senate President John Cullerton and let him know you do not appreciate Chicago-style gun and range bans being forced on the rest of the state! Be polite but firm!

To find out who your State Senator is call 217-782-2000 or click here.
When one mentally distrubed man commits a horrible act - does it make sense for Chicago Legislators to ban lawfully owned guns, magazines, and shooting ranges for everyone who DIDN'T do it? 
Disarming innocent victims does NOT make them safer!  The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.
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