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(IL) Committe Hearing SB1007

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Blaster, May 17, 2007.

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  1. Blaster

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    The magazine ban is on their schedule:

    Executive Committee Hearing May 23 2007 10:00AM Capitol Building Room 118 Springfield, IL

    We need as many gun owners as possible to be present in that committee room, filling out witness slips against this bill, and testifying.

    Who can be there next Wednesday?

    There are people here who have done this before and can explain exactly what goes on and how it's done. The important thing is that we make a strong showing.
     
  2. scout26

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    I might be able to........ Anyone else from Chicagoland want to go and the cost of gas ??? I'll drive, (Saab 9-3) room for four more....
     
  3. NukemJim

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    How certain is the date?

    NukemJim
     
  4. Blaster

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    It's possible that they could change the date. If I hear that the hearing date is changed I will try to post that information.

    They don't have a lot of time left to take action, I would guess that they would have the committee hearing.

    May 31, 2007 Final Day for Third Reading and Passage of Senate Substantive Bills,Consideration of Joint Action Motions and Conference Committee
    Reports.
     
  5. kingpin008

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    Good luck ya'll!!
     
  6. Autolycus

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    I am in Bloomington/Normal and willing to go. I dont have a car as I am a student. I am willing to throw in for gas.
     
  7. Blaster

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    Gun Owners Going to Springfield!!

    Dear Illinois Gun Owners,

    As per our last alert, many of us plan to be in Springfield this Wednesday, May 23rd to lobby legislators to vote against SB1007 which is the Gun Magazine Ban and other anti-gun bills still in play for this session.

    We will rendezvous just inside the Howlett Building (same bldg. as IGOLD meeting) in the Hall of Flags at 8:30 a.m. to organize our efforts and fill out our opposition/witness slips. We will proceed over to the Capitol in ample time to get seating for the 10:00 a.m. Executive Committee Hearing on SB1007. After the hearing we will lobby our legislators.

    Mark Mountain, the gentleman who helped ignite the Brown/Pike County Resolution movement is lending his support and plans to attend. We expect to see several from the firearms manufacturing community there as well.

    We need to be a visible support for those Illinois firearm manufacturers who want to keep their businesses in this state. The legislators need to see us in person especially at this critical time when legislative deadlines are fast approaching and the pressure is tremendous on them to compromise our Second Amendment rights.We realize this is very short notice but to those who are available we ask you to please be there to help in this very important effort.

    Please pass this on to your gun owning friends and organizations.

    Sincerely,
    IllinoisCarry.com

    p.s. If you have IGOLD shirts and buttons please feel free to wear them.

    p.s.s. If the Committee decides to cancel or postpone the hearing in an effort to deter our efforts, we will STILL LOBBY KEY LEGISLATORS!!
     
  8. NukemJim

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    Got the day off from work I'll be there.

    NukemJim
     
  9. helpless

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    Good luck from FLorida
     
  10. NukemJim

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    We lost, 7-4 :mad:

    From what could see it was a done deal :cuss:

    Illinois politics at work.

    Bismark was right.

    NukemJim
     
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    This is not a done deal yet.
     
  13. lee n. field

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    By the way, you-all, contact information for all IL House members all in one convenient place.

    For Party affiliation go here.

    Cross reference for collar county Rs who we might possibly be able to talked sense to.

    "Hi. My name is _________. Senate Bill One Thousand Seven, which may be coming up for a vote in the House soon, is a bad bill and should not become law"


    (11:30 and I've got stuff to do, not the way I'd planned to spend my day off, but... Worked my way through the list, concentrating on collar county Republicans and Democrats from a bit further out. If I had time (and free long distance calling) I'd call them all. I got a healthy bunch of enthusiastic "no" responses, including one rep's office who called me. Sounds like call volume is very heavy on this. Keep it up.)
     
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  14. shamus

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    don't give up. keep calling, and keep it positive. call your rep, and then call everyone else.
     
  15. lee n. field

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    So where are we at right now?

    If I read this right, the whole thing is over tomorrow. Am I right?
     
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    lee - they can put it back to second reading, there by keeping it until the next session in the fall. We have to keep calling our reps.
     
  17. Jeff White

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    They can also send it to the Rules committee where they can effectively keep it alive until the start of the next session in January of 2009. That is most likely what will happen. They did the same thing with HB 2404 (Assault weapons ban) in the last session.

    If they come to a budget agreement (not likely) and end the term tomorrow, we'll have to deal with it in the Fall veto session. Right now the budget is most likely getting to priority because if they don't pass it tomorrow, it will require a 3/5ths majority to pass which will give the republicans a say in the process.

    Jeff
     
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    Well, the budget did not pass. It looks like they will be hammering on the budget for the month of June at least. Does this help or hurt us?
     
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    I would agree with Jeff White. It will most likely be shelved until later. I would think that this helps us for a little while. But in the longrun it is just delaying the inevitable.
     
  20. lee n. field

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    Help or hurt?

    It gives us time to stock up. :)

    It's also time for vigilance to slack off. This thing snuck up on us as it is. There are people on http://www.illinoiscarry.org that have been watching the proceedings live. Think they'll keep it up?
     
  21. Jeff White

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    they will keep the bill active until the recess. They can call it at anytime. If they don't have the votes by recess, I would bet that it goes to Rules where it stays alive for the rest of the session.

    Keep up the pressure. If they had the votes, they would have already passed it.

    Jeff
     
  22. Jeff White

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    If you received this alert from the NRA, don't breath easy just yet:


    This information may not be right. The ISRA has said in a May 24 alert that the 3/5s majority won't apply to all bills:

    I don't know which report is in error, I will call my Rep's office on Monday and find out. In the meantime keep up the fight.

    Jeff
     
  23. Blaster

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    From the ISRA:

    The House and Senate adjourned today without any action on antigun bills. SB1007 is now in the House and requires 71 votes to pass it. They could not pass it with 60 votes so now they need 11 more votes. They have their problems.
     
  24. NukemJim

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    Does this mean that the bill is now dead for this year?

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  25. Jeff White

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    No, it means that they were wrong in their earlier alert and it does take a 3/5s majority to pass. We can breath a little easier but they can still bring it to a vote. Might not be in any real danger till the fall veto session.

    Jeff
     
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