(IL) ISRA advisory


May 15, 2007, 05:21 PM
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The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

The ISRA is advising its members, especially cowboy action shooters and
gun collectors, to be prepared to dispose of firearms they may have in
their possession.
This advisory comes in light of the passage of Senate Bill 1007, the
Kotowski/Millner gun ban, which now resides in the House for consideration.
Under SB1007, any firearm with a tubular magazine that accepts more than 10
rounds would be banned. As a result, many shotguns and most lever action
rifles used by cowboy action shooters would be outlawed. At the present,
there is no official guidance for citizens on how to comply with the gun
The ISRA is also issuing an e-mail alert calling upon gun owners to
visit their legislators' district offices to make clear their opposition to
"SB1007 comprises one of the most sweeping gun bans in Illinois
history," said ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson. "Disguised as a
'magazine ban,' SB1007 actually bans a large number of rifles owned by
collectors and used by participants in cowboy action shooting
"We are currently compiling a list of rifle and shotgun models that
would be banned under SB1007," continued Pearson. "When that list is
complete, we'll distribute it to shooters across the state so that they may
be prepared to take whatever actions are necessary to comply with this
misguided legislation."
"SASS and other cowboy action shooting enthusiasts will be hit
especially hard by this legislation," said Pearson. "To date, our banned
list includes such popular cowboy action shooting rifles as the Marlin
1894; Henry Rifles; Winchester 1866; Winchester 1873 and the Colt
Lightning. These rifles are the mainstay of cowboy shooting -- which is the
fastest growing and one of the most colorful of the competitive shooting
"One would have expected a piece of junk legislation like SB1007 to be
voted down handily," commented Pearson. "Unfortunately, several suburban
Republican senators decided to stand with the Daley Administration and vote
in favor of this gun ban. We've received hundreds of phone calls at the
ISRA offices from gun owners furious at suburban Republicans for advancing
this punitive proposal. What we have here in SB1007 is another example of
the law- abiding gun owner taking it on the chin while violent robbers,
rapists, muggers and murderers get a free pass."
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful, and
responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the
interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.
CONTACT: Richard Pearson, Illinois State Rifle Association (815)

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May 16, 2007, 04:17 PM
I hope for you guys/gals this doesn't go any farther!

May 18, 2007, 05:28 PM
I sent messages to both my senator and my representative. My senator voted no on this bill, and is a strong second amendment supporter. I received an answer from his office today. Quick response, and a nice message. They included the information on where SB1007 is in the house.

I'm waiting for an answer from the representative, but I already know she is an NRA A-rated representative. Every message counts, and our politicians need to know where we stand.

Those of them who vote for this and other bad bills need to pay with their jobs. No exceptions.

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