Ask your IL rep & senator to co-sponsor for Illinois HB0997 & SB1284


February 5, 2013, 10:27 PM
We specifically want to ask them to be a co-sponsor.

There is only a day left for them to sign-on as co-sponsors.

Please call and write your Illinois State Representative, and Illinois State Senator, be polite. Be a likable person. Persuade, rather than demand.

For your Illinois Representative you can say some thing like

I'd like to ask you to be a co-sponsor on Brandon Phelp's Family and Personal Protection Act HB0997.

Thanks so much

Here is the link to HB0997:

For your Illinois State Senator you can say something like:

I'd like to ask you to be a co-sponsor on Gary Forby's Family and Personal Protection Act SB 1284.

Thanks so much

Here is the link to SB1284 :

If you get a form letter back saying they support the 2nd Amendmnet, re-rempahasize that you'd like them to show their support by co-sponsoring the bills.

You can find your Illinois State Representative and Senator here:

Remember we're talking Illinois General Assembly

Also, for more detailed information on the two bills and current updates. You can visit

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February 6, 2013, 06:56 PM
The goal is to get at least 50 co-sponsors on HB0997 by Friday.

If you haven't written your Illinois State Representative, please write to them tonight - right now. And remember - we're not just asking for their suport - we're specifically asking them to be a co-sponsor.

If you need help finding who your state representative is, please use this website provided by the NRA to find your representative:

We went through re-districting in Illinois this last election so I know it can be confusing. If anyone has any difficulty tracking down their representative, please feel free to PM me and I will track down your rep's contact info for you and give you a PM with their contact details.

Up-to-the minute updates can be found on (

February 6, 2013, 10:53 PM
I should also say that we're looking to get 25 senators to co-sponsor on the senate version - SB1284

February 7, 2013, 08:59 AM
Today is the day that the NRA and the Illinois State Rifle Association is targeting to make their sponsorship numbers for HB0997 and SB1284.

If you've sent e-mails that is good but now is the time to make phone calls to the representatives and senators' offices.

February 7, 2013, 10:22 AM

February 7, 2013, 10:32 AM

February 16, 2013, 12:11 PM
For detailed instructions you can go to for this week's action plan:

Here is a summary:

Calls, Emails, and Witness Slips Needed for HB0997 Right to Carry and Other Firearm Related Bills

Right to Carry bill HB0997 and other firearm related bills have been scheduled to be heard in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:30AM in Stratton Building Room C-1, Springfield, IL.

Voice your support or opposition to the proposed legislation, be sure to file a witness slip for each of the following:

HB0132 Firearm Ban – witness slip - opponent
HB0154 Concealed Carry-Firearms - witness slip proponent
HB0159 Firearm Lost or Stolen - witness slip - opponent
HB0997 Concealed Carry - witness slip - proponent
HB1008 No Extra Tax on guns/ammo - witness slip - proponent
HB1023 Firearm Training Preemption - witness slip - proponent
HB1024 Firearm Preemption - witness slip - proponent
HB1025 Carry in Schools for Teachers - witness slip - proponent
HB1027 No Waiting Period for Firearm Trade - witness slip - proponent
HB1050 Firearm Owner Keep Records 5 yrs. - witness slip - proponent
HB1051 Firearm Transport Preemption - witness slip - proponent
HB1143 Bans Private Sale of Firearms - witness slip - opponent

Instructions to file witness slips:
I. Indentification - Fill in personal information, for firm/business/agency and title enter NA unless you are representing someone else.
II. If you are representing only yourself, enter NA
III. If you support the bill, mark proponent. If you oppose the bill, mark opponent. (DO NOT USE THE ARROW KEYS, that could change your vote. Use the scroll bars to navigate around the page.
IV. Mark "record of appearance only" unless you plan to be present and give oral or written testimony
Type in the code, check terms of agreement circle, click on "create slip"

Call - Email - Fax Judiciary Committee Members!!!

Contact Judiciary Committee members and urge them to pass the following bills out of committee: HB0154, HB0997, HB1008, HB1023, HB1024, HB1025, HB1027, HB1050, HB1051.
Chairperson : Elaine Nekritz
(217) 558-1004 (217) 558-4554 FAX

Vice-Chairperson : Ann Williams
(217) 782-2458 (217) 557-4439 FAX

Republican Spokesperson : Dennis M. Reboletti
(217) 782-4014 (217) 782-3189 FAX

John E. Bradley
(217) 782-1051 (217) 782-0882 FAX

Scott Drury
(217) 782-0902

Jim Durkin
(217) 782-0494 (217) 557-7209 FAX

Jay Hoffman
(217) 782-0104 (217) 782-1333 FAX

Dwight Kay
(217) 782-8018

Jim Sacia
(217) 782-8186 (217) 558-7016 FAX

Ron Sandack
(217) 782-6578

Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
(217) 782-6476 (217) 782-0952 FAX

André M. Thapedi
(217) 782-1702 (217) 557-0543 FAX

Jil Tracy
(217) 782-8096 (217) 558-3055 FAX

Arthur Turner
(217) 782-8116 (217) 782-0888 FAX

Emanuel Chris Welch
(217) 782-8120

Michael J. Zalewski
(217) 782-5280 (217) 557-1934 FAX (

February 16, 2013, 12:43 PM
I don't want to re-create the links to the witness slips for each bill, in this post. If you go to ( have already embedded the links to the witness slips for each bill in the OP.

It is important that people use their real name and contact information. The witness slip option of testifying about a bill is great tool for law abiding gun owners, it shows very clearly how the gun control advocates in Illinois are a minority. Witness slips have always been overwhelmingly against gun control measures and anti-2A initiatives. The gun control advocates simply can't muster that many supporters willing to take time to fill out witness slips, send e-mails to their representatives and make calls. We do not want to give our opponents any cause to discredit the validity of the pro-gun witness slips.

Do not fill out a witness slip with ficticious information

If you're not willing to divulde that information to the Illinois General Assembly, that's fine, then just don't fill out a witness slip, whatever you do - do not create a fictictious witness slip.

OP on with links to witness slips for each bill:

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