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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. stonecutter2

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    Yeah agreed. Some comic relief is always appreciated!
     
  2. charon

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    Here's a funny thought I just had. This is so overreaching it hardly makes sense even as an initial negotiating position. The antis would clearly love to see this happen but as pointed out it is so extreme even if it passed a super majority it would face a hard time in the courts post Heller. You would think they could potentially come in with something simpler like a magazine limit say on new sales in and to IL and maybe get a success with this last minute tactic.

    Now, they are also trying to push though the lame duck legislature gay marriage. Could this be an effort at deal swapping or even providing cover for republicans to support the gay marriage effort under the guise of deal swapping?
     
  3. stonecutter2

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    Called again today. Got voicemail at the Senator's office (left a message), and talked to someone at the Representative's office who fully agreed with my statement:

    "We need to stop the criminals from using guns, not turn gun owners into criminals."
     
  4. Quick Draw McGraw

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    Delurking for this. I've contacted both my Representative and Senator.

    That is an interesting thought charon. When are they supposed to be taking any action on the gay marriage issue? If it is also soon I could see it as a possibility.

    Also it has occurred to me too that this is a bit of a surprising tactic. Plus won't the democrats have a super-majority in a few days? It was my understanding that they don't have that yet since the new legislature doesn't take office until the 8th or 9th or so.

    I wonder if the fact that this is so radical presents us with an opportunity - A "more moderate," for lack of a better term, awb might have a better chance of getting passed in IL. But I'm holding out hope that this crazy one might not get through. And obviously these bills are so radical that in most states they would never even be considered, but maybe if we can defeat it, we can get some momentum going. After all, if you can't get an assault weapons ban through in Illinois, where could you get one through? The only prime suspects I can think of already have one.
     
  5. Jeff White

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    The gun issue in Illinois has never been a party line issue. There are plenty of collar county republicans who support gun control.

    Gun control is a regional issue in Illinois. Even if the democrats have their super majority in the next general assembly, they have no support from Southern Illinois democrats on the gun control issue. Usually only the East St Louis reps vote with the Chicago democrats on this issue.

    I just received this in an email from the ISRA:

    Let's keep the phones in the capitol ringing too!
     
  6. Quick Draw McGraw

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    Ok, gotcha Jeff thanks for the info.

    Man why can't they just be happy with their Cook County awb then? (Not that I support that either, but obviously the anti-gun people in Chicago wishing to impose their will on the rest of the state never ceases to be infuriating. I know, preaching to choir.) Rhetorical.
     
  7. VVelox

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    Called. Going to email them post running some errands.
     
  8. Clinton

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    Thanks guys. I emails that to @ 200 family members.

    Clinton
     
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    Quick Draw, my understanding is the same lame duck session. Quinn is also, apparently, working some pension reform deal in the same session.
     
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    Will any of this be relevant since the House isn't in session or is it just grand standing at the end of the "year" for effect?
     
  13. Clinton

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    Might be to bargain against the ccw legislation coming up.

    Clinton
     
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    There's nothing that can be done - we are getting CCW no matter how badly they don't want us to have it. Now, what IS up for discussion is how it'd be implemented.
     
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    Executive committee pushed to 2:15 PM

    Appears the bills won't hit the floor for a vote today.
     
  17. Clinton

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    Wahoo the bills are dead in the water! Congrats to everyone who participated in the efforts. Nice to see we can still be heard and make a change when we all speak as one voice!

    Clinton
     
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    Reference? :)
     
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    It's not dead until senate sine die at the end of the 97th... there's talk about them staying late tonight and cancelling the session tomorrow.

    I'll be watching / listening until the senate adjourns. Even if they are just a bunch of gas-bags stroking each other's egos today.
     
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    Nice job everyone who participated. This sent a message to those with an anti-gun agenda and those sitting on the fence where the public's sentment is on restricting firearm ownership.
     
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    There was an incredible swell of opposition to this from gun owners. The phones were ringing off the hook. Senator's aids couldn't answer all the calls and many went to voice mail. Senators voice mail boxes were full and couldn't take any more messages. One member of IllinoisCarry.com who faxes stuff said the faxes were backed up.

    I think the ILGA website slowed down this morning, at least it seemed that way to me and I am guessing it was because so many people were going to the site to create witness slips.

    I feel very good about this, and the politicians who want to deny people the right to defend themselves must see the writing on the wall. Some kind of carry legislation is coming to Illinois and the anti-gun (anti-self-defense) forces are not going to be able to dictate what that carry bill looks like.
     
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    These bills failing is proof that the Chicago goons and their thuggery don't rule the state. Downstate Illinois is full of honest, hardworking individuals that won't stand for their rights to be trampled on.
     
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    Thanks to all of us, we succeeded, but only for now....

    This is just the start of the fight and we need to stay on guard to watch for actions like this again.

    More importantly, we as responsible gun owners need to get the message out to our non "gun people" friends. There is a common misperception of what "semi automatic" or assault rifle means. People confuse these two terms with "full auto" or consider them synonymous with "machine guns". We need to stay united and educate people in a rational fashion, know your statitics and keep to the message. We will prevail!
     
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    Now that's scary stuff right there....
     
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