February 14, 2010, 06:05 PM
just got this e-mail from a friend....



Late last week, Daley sympathizers in the Illinois House passed HB180 out of the Rules Committee and on to the floor of the House. A vote on HB 180 is expected as early as this coming Tuesday.

Should you be worried about HB 180? ABSOLUTELY!

HB 180 <> would include the following:

1. Require all Illinois gun shops to secure a license to operate issued by the Illinois State Police. Under this bill, the State Police “may” issue a license to a gun shop and would establish all rules and regulations required to keep the license. You know what that means – either nobody would be granted a license, or those who did get licenses would be so burdened by regulations that they could not make a profit. BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 would shut down all gun shops in Illinois.

2. HB 180 requires that all your gun purchases be registered with the state police. BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 is a licensing/registration scheme designed to keep track of how many guns you own so they may be easily confiscated at a later date.

3. HB 180 allows any police officer in the state go to any gun shop in the state to conduct so-called record reviews. BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago CAGE Unit could, and would, inspect gun shops across the state doing these record reviews. Shop owners, no matter where they are located, would be forced to cooperate with the CAGE unit or lose their licenses. The true purpose of these visits is to cost gun shops time and money and ultimately cause them to go out of business.


1. Starting Monday morning, call your State Representative and politely tell him/her that you oppose HB 180 and that you would like to see him/her vote against the bill when it comes to the House Floor. If you do now know who your state representative is, go to the following web site and follow the directions for looking up your legislators: Illinois State Board of Elections <> . If you know who your State Representative is, you can look up the phone numbers of their Springfield and district offices here <> .

2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family, ask them to make calls as well.

3. Please post this alert to any and all blogs and bulletin boards to which you may belong.

Thanks in advance for your help in this matter. The future of lawful gun ownership in Illinois depends on you!

Posted Mon Feb 8 05:43:45 CST 2010


NRA Message:
Anti-Gun Bill Could Be Voted on Any Day in Illinois!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Please Contact Your State Representative Today!

Anti-gun extremists in Illinois have been increasingly frustrated with their inability to pass legislation attacking our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Faced with the possibility that they will be dealt a devastating defeat in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, efforts have been made to revive House Bill 180 <> , which seeks to establish a state-based licensing scheme for all Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders that sell handguns. That would cover the vast majority of FFL holders in Illinois, of course.

This legislation would allow the State Police to establish rules and regulations regarding licensees, permit them to deny applicants arbitrarily under a “may-issue” system, require all firearm purchases to be registered with the State Police, and allow any police officer in the state to go into any licensed gun dealer’s shop to conduct a record review.

Please contact your State Representative TODAY and urge them to oppose HB180. Contact information for your State Representative can be found by clicking here <> . HB180 could be voted on at any time so please make your voice heard soon.

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February 14, 2010, 06:33 PM

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