19 Days to Deadline, Good Carry Bill In the IL House VS. Bad Carry Bill, Senate

Your Involvement Could Determine Which One Becomes Law In Illinois!


Illinois –-(Ammoland.com)- Sen. Kwame Raoul and his Chicago-style “no carry” carry law passed out of the Senate Executive Committee by a straight party vote of 10-4 last week and could come to the floor of the Senate for a vote this week.

Rep. Brandon Phelps’ bill in the House, a true shall-issue, statewide preemption bill continues to gain support in the House and could also come to a vote in the House.

It is a classic battle of downstate vs Chicago. It is a classic battle of honoring the 7th Circuit Court’s ruling vs Chicago continuing to thumb their noses at the court by circumventing the Constitution, Chicago continuing to violate the rights of law-abiding citizens, Chicago continuing to make it impossible for the citizens of Illinois to protect themselves and their families.

Sen. Kwame Raoul bill would allow home rule counties and towns all over the state to enact whatever restrictions they want. Plus, while Sen. Raoul might call his bill a shall-issue bill, it will require a special endorsement from the police superintendent for people in Chicago – that is a MAY-ISSUE bill!

Some Chicago legislators feel that a “one size fits all” carry bill is not necessary for Illinois citizens. WRONG! Our U.S. Constitution is a one size fits all Constitution for all law abiding citizens. The Bill of Rights is not just for people who live in a certain zip code!

The Illinois Right to Carry law must include equal protection for ALL law-abiding citizens of Illinois.

Call your IL State Senator and State Representative immediately and urge them to vote NO on any Right to Carry bill that is not a shall-issue, statewide preemption bill.

Call you state legislators – NOW!!

Find your legislators’ contact information by clicking here! https://www.capwiz.com/nra/dbq/officials/

Magazine Ban Is Back !
Sen. Dan Kotowski stoops to a new low this coming week when he plans to bring the parents of slain Sandy Hook school children to Springfield to testify in support of his gun magazine ban, SB1002. The parents will testify that had the murderer needed to reload more often, less children might have been killed – not taking into consideration that magazine changes take only nanoseconds to perform.

While all our hearts break for these parents and the loss of their children, it is a cruel thing for politicians to mislead them and use them for a political agenda. What they will not tell is that, after the awful massacre that tore at our souls, the Sandy Hook school board voted unanimously to add armed security to protect the elementary school just like they already had in place for their middle and high school. That is one decision that comes so tragically late and a decision that could have made a tremendous difference in the outcome of that horrible day.

Limiting law-abiding citizens’ ability to adequately protect themselves against violent criminals and madmen by insuring the victims will be outgunned by those intent on taking innocent lives DOES NOT MAKE US OR OUR CHILDREN SAFER. Who in their right mind would insist on giving criminals the advantage when it comes to protecting our children and our homes by passing a law that limits the number of rounds the good guys have when we know the bad guys will ignore the law?

Call you State Senator – NOW

Urge him/her to vote NO on SB1002!!

Find your legislators’ contact information by clicking here! https://www.capwiz.com/nra/dbq/officials/

Please forward this alert to all your friends and other contacts!

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 www.IllinoisCarry.com

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