Illinois Right to Carry Update – What happened in the House Debate Last Week?

Illinois –-(  In a week of unprecedented zany political maneuvers rarely seen even in Illinois, the Right to Carry debate raged on the floor of the IL House for nearly 9 hours this past Tuesday.

A video review of the highlights of the debate are available on Blueroomstream.   Todd Vandermyde, NRA lobbyist offers analysis and summary of the debate on

Contact your State Senator and State Rep.

The message going forward is simple:

  • No bad Carry bill
  • No more gun bans or gun control
  • No to the City of Chicago’s legislative agenda until they respect the Second Amendment.

And thank you to those who supported Amendment 27 in the House – the Phelps carry “bill


Witness Slips Needed for Firearm Related Bills

While the debate rages on in the IL House about what form Right to Carry is going to take in the state of Illinois and whether or not the  mayor of Chicago can gin up enough support for a ban on our defensive, sporting, and hunting firearms there are some other issues that need our immediate attention.  Please take the time to file witness slips for the following bills which will be heard in House committees on Mar. 5, 6, and 7th.

Click here for instructions on how to file a witness slip.

To simplify the witness slip process:

  1. Go to and register/create an account.
  2. Confirm Email
  3. Go to My ILGA and edit your profile – put NA for organization, title, and who you represent.
  4. You can now create witness slips quickly and easily!


  • HB1513 Denies home rule regarding ordinances more restrictive than state statute -witness slip –  Proponent
  • HB1526 Exemption for FOID holders who have applied for, but not received, a FOID renewal – witness slip – Proponent
  • HB2368 Brings transport on an ATV into compliance with criminal instead of wildlife code – witness slip – Proponent
  • HB1296 Requires Illinois pension funds to divest of gun holdings – witness slip – Opponent
  • HB2248 Requires Illinois pension funds to divest of gun holdings – witness slip – Opponent

The IllinoisCarry forum was started in April 2004. The idea was that Illinois needed a central location to communicate ideas and information regarding 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois. There are many organizations in Illinois working to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. Working with these groups IllinoisCarry has become the central location for information and Action Alerts. IllinoisCarry will not endorse political candidates. We simply provide information so voters can make informed decisions. Our goal is to join the other 48 states that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms. We encourage you to register on our forum and join the fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights in Illinois. Visit

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I saw on one of these articles that someone wanted to start a tax to cover the cost of back ground checks for CWP. We already pay for these checks when we apply for a CWP and any tax is just a lie about what it is being used for. Most likely going to gun grabbers to further their agenda. Keep up the fight and don’t let anyone lie to you.

Lochlyn Grendelsson

When Illinois was granted Statehood, the Second Amendment was part of the Constitution. The Constitution is the BINDING AGREEMENT between all of the States of the union. Thus, the Second Amendment is part of that BINDING AGREEMENT between the States. The language of the Second Amendment is quite clear and not “open to interpretation”. Any “law” passed by Chicago, or the State of Illinois, that violates the Constitution, or the Second Amendment, is a violation of LAW and need not be obeyed … from it’s inception. The PEOPLE of Illinois need to stand up, be arrested in necessary, RESIST UNLAWFUL… Read more »


If you don’t stand up for your rights in your own state, don’t think anyone else help you. You have to help yourselves. Don’t depend on anyone else to do it. Never quit. I don’t!


I have bypassed ILLINOIS FOR YEARS. And I will continue, to do so.


Sorry about the dislexia!

Good Luck, IL! I would love to visit sometime (i’ve family there)! But, you are currrently off my travel list! May your legislature have an Epiphany – without the lightning strike! Your state is a Constitutional outlier! Be proud of something else!



Good Luck, IL! I would love to visit sometime! But, you are currrently off my travel list! May your legislature have na Epiphany – without the lightening strike!