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Illinois members-Call your state reps NOW!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Geneseo1911, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. Geneseo1911

    Geneseo1911 Member

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    From our NRA lobbyist:

    Get the word out that the lame duck legislature is going to try to sneak this through while no-ones watching.
     
  2. Geneseo1911

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    Another update for those not on ISRA's mailing list-this one is BAD! Call your reps! The General Assembly is in session TOMORROW!
     
  3. 50 cal

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    I recieved the isra e-mail today also. Sounds to me like they want to make an example out of illinois to show the rest of the country it can be done. I wonder if this has a good chance of passing or if these low lifes are just retaliating because of the conceiled carry ruling.
     
  4. Geneseo1911

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    They're trying to ram it through the lame duck session. It is a shotgun strategy-they're literally throwing EVERYTHING against the wall to see what sticks. ALL semi-autos and pump actions are banned in one of the proposed bills. Shooting range regulations, registration...EVERYTHING.

    That is why it is so critical to CALL NOW! They start pushing this crap tomorrow!

    IL has been pretty good up till this point...downstate has kept Chicago at bay, but if we don't stop what they're trying this week, we will have the worst gun laws in the country.

    Even those outside IL should pick a rep and make a call. Whatever passes here will probably be Biden's recommendation to try at the Federal level.
     
  5. GlockFan

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    This makes me boil. I am going to be calling everyone tomorrow. I would expect this to come from this crappy state of mine.
     
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    Update from my local ISRA

    From the IL NRA Lobbyist. This is a major development:
    Update 1/1/13

    We have been notified that the gun ban bills are expanding.
    Not only are they going after semi-autos and magazines, but they are going after ranges and shutting down shoots like the Aurora Sportsman’s Club Zombie shoot.
    Sources say the new bills would require any range open to the public to be run by an FFL. That they would be licensed under unlimited rules and regulations by the State Police. If you say what the Governor did under his AV of SB-681, you can imagine what kind of rules/standards he would put in place to run a range.
    So ACS’s zombie shoot is open to people beyond the club’s membership, thus the shoot would be closed except to club members, certainly limiting the event. If not almost ending it. It would also seem to end those open range days where ne members are recruited.
    This would also seem to be a result of the Ezell lawsuit as there would be no need for them to try to shift the regulation from locals to the state unless they thought Ezell was gonna be a losing on the second go around.
    And the bill reverses changes that allow non FOID card holders to experience firearms safety training that has live fire components with it.
    The gun ban now also attacks pump action rifles.
    I won’t go into a lot of detail and I will ask that when the bills are made public that we not dissect every line and explain them to the antis as they will only try to build a better mouse trap. There are some doosies I have found that just make me laugh and then cry with the utter stupidity of these. I will look forward to testifying against these.
    But as I have said, we don’t need to do their work for them. Thanks God they are not gun geeks.
    And make more calls to your Senators.
    pass this along to all your friends and gun clubs
     
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    Incredible. I will try to spread the word! How disgusting.
     
  8. C0untZer0

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    it's odd that they expanded into so many things that their previous AWB didn't address. The nore sweeping they make it, the less likely they are to pick up the necesary downstate votes and Republican votes necesary to pass it.

    But it does look like they are going on the offensive.

    I'm not usually reactionary about this stuff, but this looks like the real deal, they're pulling out all stops.
     
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    I get the updates via facebook and email. Im picking up my first semi xd40 tomorrow and calling as soon as I can.

    Clinton
     
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    I've emailed all of them today, Will be calling them all tomorrow too!
     
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    Chicago... the armpit of America. I hope this doesnt go thru... wouldnt McDonald case prevent this from happening?
     
  12. C0untZer0

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    Heller/McDonald overturned a purchase / possession prohibition of all firearms, including possession of firearms in one's home. No subsequent opinion or case has said that Heller/McDonald forbids the regulation of certain types of firearms.
     
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    For forum members who are in Illinois who don't know who their legislators you can look them up here:

    http://www.capwiz.com/nra/state/main/?state=IL&view=myofficials&action=chgaddr#0

    There was some redistricting that occurred in 2012 so people (like myself) may be in different districts than previously and have different legislators. Redistricting doesn't take effect until January 9th. Also newly elected senators and legislators wont be seated / vote on legislation until January 9th.
     
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    Anyone have bill numbers yet?
     
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    It seems that 59th district Senator Gary Forby does not want to hear from his constituents today. Nobody will answer his Benton office phone, and his Springfield number has been rerouted to a voice mail under the name "Bobby Dexter", and even the Capitol switchboard doesn't know why???

    Benton Office (In-District)
    618.439.2504

    Springfield Office (State Capitol)
    217.782.5509
     
  16. Trent

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    Per IL Constitution;

    If they tack the crap on as an amendment to the wrong sort of bill, it won't hold water as it will be unconstitutional.

    Not that it would stop them.
     
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    no bill number yet, by the time we see a number it will already be up for a vote

    Someone came up with the term "anti-self defense" politicians, and I like it.

    These guys are trying to keep a lid on their bill as much as possible and then they are going to call it for a vote at 5:30 tonight, try to rush it through ASAP, scream about Sandy Hook, steamroll over everyone and make anyone who votes against it look like a monster, and ram-rod it through.

    It is important to call your Illinois Senator now.

    Also I just want to give people a resource for getting very up-to-date information on the proceedings. At Illinoiscarry.com they have a volunteer who keeps track of all state 2A legislation and monitors the floor proceedings and posts results to the forum:

    http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=32812

    The link above is actually only for today, there is a new thread for each day, more info can be found in the overall Ilinois Politics forum:

    http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showforum=6
     
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    Folks-
    There is no bill numbers yet. We will not know the bill numbers until they come up in committee this afternoon. Their plan is to move this very fast. They are going to amend bills that already passed the house so they do not have to have readings or multiple committee votes. By the time we know what bills to oppose, it may be too late. Call NOW!
     
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    The Illinois Senate will be called to order this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. They'll go directly to committee meetings. Probably these ban bills will be heard by the Senate Public Health Committee in thier meeting scheduled for 5:30 this afternoon. Please call the members of this committee and ask them to oppose any gun ban bills that may come up for their consideration. Those members are:

    Senator William Delgado - D - Chairperson, 217-782-5652
    S. Mattie Hunter - D - 782-5966
    S. Susan Garrett - D - 782-3650
    S. Michael Noland - D - 782-7746
    S. Jeffrey Schoenberg - D - 782-2119
    S. Heather Steans - D - 782-8492
    S. Dave Syverson - R - 782-5413
    S. Shane Cultra - R - 782-6597
    S. Christine Johnson - R - 782-1977
    S. Carole Pankau - R - 782-9463

    Be polite, courteous, concise. State your position and ask that they oppose any gun ban bills.
     
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    I have called them. Waiting to see the bill number and what exactly it says.
     
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    So HB815 is a "high capacity ammunition feeding device" bill (formerly a nuclear regulatory bill), and

    HB 1263 is now an "assault weapons" bill (formerly a bill which mandates life imprisonment for certain sexual offenders).
     
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    Public Health committee convenes in 15 minutes to vote on the amendments; if they go through it'll hit the Senate floor tomorrow.
     
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    THIS is their answer to the 7th Circuit? Holy cow...the stage is set for a showdown of all Constitutional show downs...
     
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