Illinois gun grabbers try again, HELP111


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sctman800
May 14, 2003, 07:24 PM
Mayor Daley's people are back at it again, with one gun a month in an amendment to HB2579. It was to go through the Senate Judicary Committee but was switched to the Health and Human Services Committee where it will have a better chance of getting to the full Senate. Members of the committee are Sen. Barack Obama 217/782/5338, Sen. Mattie Hunter 217/782/5966, Sen. Maggie Crotty 217/782/9595, Sen. Susan Garrett 217782/3650, Sen. Iris Martinez 217/782/8191, Sen Carol Ronen 217/782/8492, Sen. Jeffie Schoenberg 217/782/2119, Sen. Dale Righter 217/782/6674, Sen. Christine Radogno 217/782/9407, Sen. Dave Syverson 217/782/5413, Sen. Kathleen Wojcik 210/782/8192. I wish I were smart enough to cut and paste or however you do these things. Anyway I don't know of any web sites with this listed, the ISRA has the names for the Judicary
Committee. Please call and state our case but please be POLITE, thanks, Jim.

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Don Gwinn
May 14, 2003, 11:40 PM
Here you go. Thanks for posting this!

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COMMITTEE SWITCHED ON HB2579 - YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED

We learned tonite that the hearing for "One Gun A Month" amendment to HB2579
has been switched from the Senate Judicary Committee...where it would
certainly fail...to the Health and Human Services Committee...where it will
certainly pass through to the Senate Floor.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR GUNS...

1. Call the following Members of the Health and Human Services Committee
and tell them you OPPOSE the one gun a month amendment to HB2579.

----> SEN. Barack Obama: (217) 782-5338

----> SEN. Mattie Hunter: (217) 782-5966

----> SEN. Maggie Crotty: (217) 782-9595

----> SEN. Susan Garrett: (217) 782-3650

----> SEN. Iris Martinez: (217) 782-8191

----> SEN. Carol Ronen: (217) 782-8492

----> SEN. Jeffie Schoenberg: (217) 782-2119

----> SEN. Dale Righter: (217) 782-6674

----> SEN. Christine Radogno: (217) 782-9407

----> SEN. Dave Syverson: (217) 782-5413

----> SEN. Kathleen Wojcik: (217) 782-8192

2. Call your own State Senator and politely ask him or her to vote against
HB2579 when it comes to a vote in the Senate. If you don't know who your
senator is, go to: http://www.legis.state.il.us/ and click on "Legislator
Lookup" in the lower right...then follow the instructions on the screen.

3. Please pass this information on to all your friends and please post to
any and all Internet Bulletin Boards you belong to.

Thanks!

God Bless America!

Jeff White
May 15, 2003, 12:51 PM
Once again Democrats prove that the rules don't matter when it comes to their agenda.....



Gun-buying bill gets second breath
Associated Press
updated: 05/15/2003 08:48 AM


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A bill to limit people to buying one handgun a month, which failed once before, headed to the Senate floor Wednesday after passing in a different committee.

The Health and Human Services Committee approved the measure on a partisan 7-4 vote, two months after two Southern Illinois Democrats helped defeat the same bill in the Judiciary Committee.

The proposal, amended to a House bill, attempts to stop so-called "straw" purchases - people legally buying firearms in the suburbs and reselling them to criminals in cities that ban handguns, such as Chicago.

"You can make sure it's against the law to take a gun and illegally transfer it to someone who's not entitled to have it," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago. "But if you limit the ability to make the straw purchase in the first place, it will be more effective."

Cullerton said the measure would not affect hunters' shotguns and rifles and would still allow two adults in a household to buy 24 handguns a year.

Those who want more guns, or need to replace a lost or stolen gun, could get permission from the Illinois State Police.

Opponents said the bill would violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

"This is a rationing of a constitutional right," said the National Rifle Association's Todd Vandermyde.

"The problem is not the 1.5 million law-abiding gun owners in this state who have to get a FOID (firearm registration) card, who have to go through the background checks just to be able to purchase or possess firearms or ammunition," Vandermyde said. "The problem is a very small minority of recidivists."

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