Tuesday, March 23, 2010


From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

Despite the economic crisis, Chicago legislators are determined to pass laws that would drive out dozens of Illinois businesses and cost countless Illinois jobs.

This isn't a new tax, this is another attempt by Mayor Daley and his puppets to ban so-called 'assault weapons', semi-automatic firearms common in both competitive target shooting and home defense.

Daley's water bearer Rep. Acevedo introduced HB5751. This bill would ban virtually any semi-automatic firearm that accepts a magazine, but also bans the manufacturing of the guns and their components, putting the jobs of countless Illinois workers in danger as their employers will be forced to either close their doors or move out of state.

To emphasize just how desperate the gun banners are in their efforts to disarm you, to restrict your firearm rights, HB5751 would requires you to register with the Illinois State Police most of your existing guns and magazines with 'proof of ownership'. Did you keep the receipt for that 20 round magazine you picked up at the show 10 years ago? No? You would have to turn it in to the police or become a felon.

HB5751 has already passed out of the House Executive Committee and is headed for a fight on the House floor.

Now is the time to ACT to keep your firearms:

  1. Call your state representative starting Tuesday, March 23, ask them to OPPOSE HB5751. You can find contact info for your representative right from the ISRA's legislative page. If you're not sure who your representative is, please find out at the Illinois State Board of Elections.
  2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family, ask them to make calls as well.
  3. Please post this alert to any and all blogs and bulletin boards to which you may belong.

Remember to be polite, you will likely speak with the representative's secretary that may not share the same political views as those she works for.  Phone calls are more effective if made between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, when the phones are staffed.

The ISRA will continue to advocate for YOUR rights as firearm owners and citizens but it does not have the support of taxpayer dollars or the Joyce Foundation like the anti-gun efforts have. 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.

If you're not an ISRA member, now is the time. You can join on-line, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. You can download a printable application form here.


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