06/20/2013

(Received: 06/14/2013, Posted: 06/15/2013)


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ALERT Village Board Meetings with Municipal Gun Regulations on the Agenda
Monday, June 17, 7:30pm

Deerfield, Buffalo Grove trying to pass so-called "Assault Weapon" Bans

After the passage of IL HB-183 (amended to be CCW) through both houses of the Illinois Legislature, Rep Drury and Lt. Gov Sheila Simon have issued statements urging the passage of local firearms bans during a window of time provided for in the bill.

Simon and Drury are promoting bans on semi-automatic firearms that you own under the guise of "Assault Weapons". This would likely include popular sporting and defensive firearms like the AR-15, and standard-capacity magazines for all kinds of handguns and rifles. Law-abiding gun owners could face confiscation of their firearms or criminal prosecution.

At this time, Deerfield and Buffalo Grove appear to be considering new local ordinances at their next meeting on Monday. It is important that residents be there at these meetings to voice their opposition by addressing the board. If you live in either of these communities area, please go to that meeting. Be sure to arrive early to ensure that you gain entrance to the meeting. (suggested arrival: 6:45 pm)

For talking points against semi-auto bans, copies of proposed ordinances, the latest schedules of meetings and more resources; please visit http://isra.org/townhall .

Please forward this alert to your mailing list and post it on your favorite forum.

If you hear of more local attempts to pass an "Assault Weapon Ban" in another community, please contact the ISRA office at 815-635-3198 or send an email to the ISRA Hotline (hotline@isra.org) and pass along the info.

What: Deerfield Village Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf)
Where: Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield
When: Monday, June 17, 7:30 pm

What: Buffalo Grove Village Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf) - see page 11-C
Where: Village Hall, 50 Raupp Boulevard, Buffalo Grove
When: Monday, June 17, 7:30 pm