02/29/2016

(Received: 03/01/2016, Posted: 03/02/2016)


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ISRA Legislative Alert - February 29, 2016

This week there are several bills scheduled. Most prominent among these is HB3160 Amendment 1. Amendment 1 now becomes HB3160. Please fill out witness slips opposing HB3160 Amendment 1. This is scheduled for hearing on March 1st, in the House Judiciary at 3:00pm.

HB3160-HCA1 - Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act (LVOP)
Judiciary - Criminal Committee Hearing March 1, 2016 at 3:00pm

This bill is full of direct violations of Due Process for firearm owners. It is ripe for abuse with no protections against being stripped maliciously or without merit of your ability to own or possess firearms. This bill basically asserts that merely owning a firearm is seen as posing a danger. A woman who is the victim of domestic abuse, trains to protect herself with a firearm, and gets a concealed carry license could be victimized again when a LVOP is maliciously filed against her, possibly by her abuser!! This is the anti-rights crowd seeking to revoke a fundamental right with just the suspicion that the firearm owner may commit a crime. Illinois law already provides some of the strongest domestic violence protection in the nation. This is a reach too far and the ISRA opposes the bill as written.

REGISTER/CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT, FILE A WITNESS SLIP TO
OPPOSE HB3160-HCA1:

http://my.ilga.gov/Account/Register

There are two Conservation bills up in House Agriculture at 2:00pm on March 1st - HB4558 (wildlife, deer hunting) and HB4604 (wildlife code hunting game birds).

Support these bills.

HB4558 - Wildlife - Deer Hunting
Agriculture & Conservation Committee Hearing March 1 2016 at 2:00pm

HB4604 - Wildlife CD - Hunting Game Birds
Agriculture & Conservation Committee Hearing March 1, 2016 at 2:00pm