Victory For Illinois Gun Owners!
Gov. Quinn signs HB182 and HB3714
Illinois –-(AmmoLand.com)- You did it!! All your help and all your phone calls in support of HB182 and HB3714 have paid off and the bills have now been signed into law. The two new laws which IL firearm owners fought hard for will offer increased protection for law-abiding Illinois gun owners.
HB182 – Until HB182 was signed into law IL firearm owners could be in possession of a loaded firearm in their own home, on their own property, or in their own fixed place of business. HB182 will now extend lawful possession to other legal “dwelllings” to which you are invited such as a relative's or friend's home.
HB3714 – Until HB3714 was signed into law it was a mandatory condition of probation for a FOID card to be revoked. HB3714 states the mandatory revocation of a FOID card would apply only when the offense is a felony or involved intentional or knowing infliction of bodily harm or threat of bodily harm.
Thank you to NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde who went toe to toe with the opposition and fought hard to see this new legislation become reality. Another huge thank you to the Illinois State Rifle Association for their tireless efforts to see these bills passed and signed into law.
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