Peoria IL, Gives In & Repeals Unecessary Concealable Weapons Ordinance

Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois –-( On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 the Peoria City Council repealed their Concealable Deadly Weapons Ordinance.

This ordinance was nothing but a restriction on the right of self-defense.

We could never find a case that this ordinance, which required Peoria residents to register with the City and a thumbprint fee of $20, was used in a crime investigation.

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) had been pursuing this ordinance for quite a while. Finally, with the help of our members who live in Peoria, our General Counsel had prepared a lawsuit which would have been filed had the ordinance not been repealed.

We are now looking at other municipalities who have such noxious ordinances. This is why being a member of the Illinois State Rifle Association is so important.

If you have not purchased your 111th anniversary coin please do so right away. These donations are what enable the ISRA to continue with our Pro Second Amendment Rights agenda.

Thanks for being a member.

Richard Pearson
ISRA Executive Director

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