Late last week, Daley sympathizers in
the Illinois House passed HB180 out of the Rules
Committee and on to the floor of the House. A vote on HB
180 is expected as early as this coming Tuesday.
Should you be worried about HB 180? ABSOLUTELY!
HB 180 would include the following:
1. Require all Illinois gun shops to secure a license to
operate issued by the Illinois State Police. Under this
bill, the State Police may issue a license to a gun
shop and would establish all rules and regulations
required to keep the license. You know what that means
either nobody would be granted a license, or those who
did get licenses would be so burdened by regulations
that they could not make a profit.
BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 would shut down all gun shops in Illinois.
2. HB 180 requires that all your gun purchases be
registered with the state police.
BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 is a licensing/registration scheme
designed to keep track of how many guns you own so they
may be easily confiscated at a later date.
3. HB 180 allows any police officer in the state go to
any gun shop in the state to conduct so-called record
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago CAGE Unit could, and would,
inspect gun shops across the state doing these record
reviews. Shop owners, no matter where they are located,
would be forced to cooperate with the CAGE unit or lose
their licenses. The true purpose of these visits is to
cost gun shops time and money and ultimately cause them
to go out of business.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE YOUR GUNS:
1. Starting Monday morning, call your State
Representative and politely tell him/her that you oppose
HB 180 and that you would like to see him/her vote
against the bill when it comes to the House Floor. If
you do now know who your state representative is, go to
the following web site and follow the directions for
looking up your legislators:
Illinois State Board of Elections. If you know
who your State Representative is, you can look up the
phone numbers of their
Springfield and district offices here.
2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family,
ask them to make calls as well.
3. Please post this alert to any and all blogs and
bulletin boards to which you may belong.
Thanks in advance for your help in this matter. The
future of lawful gun ownership in Illinois depends on