Even with thousands of supporters of
firearm rights expressing their opinion at IGOLD last Wednesday, anti-gun legislators continue to push
for laws that would have little to no effect on actual
criminals and only restrict the law-abiding gun owners
Thankfully, not all of the legislators have fallen for
the myths of the gun control lobby. Many of them support
the Second Amendment rights and have filed bills in
support of your rights.
Please contact your state
representative this week regarding the bills
below. You can find contact info for
your representative here. If you're not sure
who your representative is, please find out at the
Illinois State Board of Elections.
When you contact them, -politely- urge them to
SUPPORT these measures:
are various bills for the Right-to-Carry with differences in the technical details
on eligibility, requirements, etc.
HB5231, allows the possession of a firearm in a
place where alcohol is served if it is possessed by the
business owner, or by employees he has given permission
to, while on the premises.
HB4835, currently in the Senate this bill eliminates
the waiting period requirement on firearm transfers if
the transfer involves trading one operable firearm for
With the general belief that McDonald v Chicago is going
to come out in favor of the plaintiffs, the supporters
of more restrictive gun control measures are attempting
to pass as many bills through as possible. When you
contact your Representative, ask them to
OPPOSE these measures:
HB180 Handgun Dealer Licensing. Establishes an
additional, state-based, licensing scheme for Federal
Firearms License (FFL) holders that sell handguns. The
only effect this would have would be to increase the
bureaucracy for FFL dealers and increase the costs to
HB5480 Bans Private Sales of Firearms. Restricts
most private transfers of handguns, requiring the
transfers to be processed through an FFL.
HB5495 One Handgun a Month. Restricts purchases of
handguns to one every 30 days .
HB5849 Restricts Firearm Transportation. In a
response to the ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court
recognizing center consoles and other storage places
inside a vehicle as acceptable for transporting unloaded
firearms, this bill states that cases must be
specifically designed for firearms.
HB6123, Selling to Gangmembers. Makes it a felony
offense to "knowingly" sell a firearm to a "street gang
member" as defined in the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism
Omnibus Prevention Act.
You can find up-to-date information on these bills as
well as the ISRA’s stances on them and others at the
ISRA Legislation page target="alerts".
The ISRA will continue to advocate for YOUR rights as
firearm owners and citizens (which Mayor Daley considers
extremist) but it does not have the support of taxpayer
dollars or the Joyce Foundation. If you are an ISRA
member, we need your continued support. Please make a
donation on-line here, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. If
you would like to mail or fax a donation, we have a
printable form here. Even better would be to sign up
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over the phone at 815-635-3198. You can download a
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