05/01/2011
(Received: 05/12/2011, Posted: 05/12/2011)


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ISRA Action Alert:  YOUR ACTION NEEDED 
HB148 – CONCEALED CARRY – IS ON THE MOVE – VOTE PROBABLE THIS WEEK


We have good news and bad news regarding HB148, the 2011 Concealed Carry Bill.

The good news is that this year’s concealed carry bill enjoys broad bi-partisan support from around the state.  The reason for this success is that the bill has been carefully crafted to address some legislators’ concerns about public safety while, at the same time, ensuring that the provisions of the bill will allow for citizens to protect themselves and their families from dangerous criminals.  This bill has been so fine-tuned that there is absolutely no practical reason for anyone to oppose HB148. 

The bad news is that the Chicago Gun Grabbing Machine has switched into overdrive in its efforts to kill off H148 so that you and your family remain defenseless against muggers, murderers, robbers and rapists.  The gun control movement is using threats, intimidation and outright lies in its attempt to coerce members of the House of Representatives to vote against HB148. 

You are HB148’s last line of defense – it is time for you to take action to ensure that HB148 has a fighting chance of passage. 

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET CONCEALED CARRY PASSED IN ILLINOIS: 

1.  Contact your state representative beginning MONDAY MAY 2nd and politely tell him or her that you are a law-abiding Illinois citizen and that you want to have the opportunity to lawfully defend yourself and your family from violent criminals.  Politely request that your state representative vote for HB148 when it comes to a vote in the Illinois House.  Continue to call your state representative’s district and Springfield offices until you get through to someone.  If you do not know who your state representative is, please refer to the instructions below. 

2.  Forward this Alert to all of your friends and relatives. 

3.  Post this Alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards and blogs to which you belong. 

Find out who your Legislator is here:  http://www.elections.il.gov/DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx

REMEMBER, CONCEALED CARRY IS COMING UP FOR A VOTE THIS WEEK – MAKE YOUR PHONE CALLS BEGINNING MONDAY TO REMIND REPRESENTATIVES HOW YOU WANT THEM TO VOTE!