News out of Springfield from the NRA and ISRA Lobbyists:
Representative Osterman has filed an amendment to
amendment adds the “gang” language to the underlying
bill. HB-5849 now deals with an overhaul of the
transportation law for firearms as well as adding the
“gang” language. NRA & ISRA are still opposed to
Representative Osterman and the City of Chicago unable
to gain enough votes for the underlying bill are now
trying to play politics with the bill and change the
subject with some legislative slight of hand.
Representative Osterman has also filed an amendment to
the bill to stop private handgun transfers. The
amendment now requires the State Police to create an
internet based system for background checks on private
handgun sales. It is unclear how this would interface
with the underlying bill as it does not phase out the
requirement that all private handgun sales be done at a
federal firearm dealer.
We also hear that an amendment to the semi-auto ban,
HB5751 is in the
works. We will keep you apprised of any changes and urge
you to vote NO on all of these bills.
We do not know when these bills or other like one gun
per month, HB-5495 will be called.
Again, thank you for your support and please urge
your state representative to vote NO on all of these
If you do not know how to contact your representative,
then follow this new, updated link:
Illinois State Board of Elections website.