Illinois RTKBA round II - this week


March 4, 2013, 08:34 AM
Calls to House legislators and the creation of witness slips are needed as the Illinois House considers some pro-2A and anti-gun legislation this week.

The message to legislators should be:

1) No bad Carry bill

2) No more gun bans or gun control

3) No to any other bills the City of Chicago may want until they respect the Second Amendment.

4) Thank you to those who supported Amendment 27 in the House – the Phelps carry “bill”

This week we're fighting a proposal for Illinois to divest of firearms manufacturing companies (some of the most profitable investments the Illinois pension fund holdings).

A major bill being proposed is legislation which would prevent cities from enacting local anti-gun ordinances which are more restrictive than state law. This will be important if the anit-gunners force the issue into constitutional carry.

We're also trying to get legislation passed that would bring the transportation of a firearm on an ATV in line with wildlife code and some other gun legislation.

For up to the moment updates, ( does a great job of tracking the legislative proceedings to give people current - up to date information on all the bills and all the amendments.

Today's action alert thread is here:

The old Illinois Board of Elections "Find Your Legislator" lookup function has been replaced with a new site:

The new web applet require Microsfot Silverlight just FYI.

You can also find them using the NRA site:

For people who want to see video of last weeks proceedings:

Todd Vandermyde, NRA lobbyist offers analysis and summary of last week's debate:

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March 4, 2013, 01:09 PM
Thanks for the info.

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Blue .45
March 4, 2013, 07:01 PM
Just to be clear, if I do not wish to appear in person, do I select "Record of Appearance Only" or "Written Statement Filed" under Testimony?

March 4, 2013, 07:13 PM
Record of Appearance for the witness slips.

If you register, it's a piece of cake to file them. (Just in case you hadn't yet)

Blue .45
March 4, 2013, 07:23 PM
Thanks. Actually, I registered just a few minutes ago, so now I can get busy on those slips.

March 4, 2013, 09:46 PM
Some people have probably gotten the NRA-ILA alert that anti-gun politicians in Illinois will be intriducing bills to ban semi-autos.

I'm not sure if it's easier to work it all in this thread or if I should start another thread.

There probably will be a flurry of bills that come out Tuesday and Wednesday.

The semi-auto ban will probably be introduced on Wednesday, if you want to protest it personally you can join other 2A rights activists in Springfield Illinois for IGOLD:

March 5, 2013, 08:25 AM

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Family and Personal Protection Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall issue a license to a person to: (1) carry a loaded or unloaded handgun on or about his or her person, concealed or otherwise; (2) keep or carry a loaded or unloaded handgun on or about his or her person when in a vehicle; and (3) keep a loaded or unloaded handgun openly or concealed in a vehicle. Prohibits the carrying of the handgun in certain locations. Provides that the license shall be issued by the Department of State Police within 30 days of receipt of a completed application and shall be valid throughout the State for a period of 5 years from the date of issuance.

There are also 8 amendments being propossed that would gut the bill and completely change it into gun control legislation.

For more details and up-to-the minute updates, you can follow the proceedings at (, the forum creates a legislative thread each day the House or Senate is in session. Today's thread is:

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