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Illinois Legislative Update 4/12/02

Friday, April 12, 2002

The Des Plaines City Council will soon consider a "Mayor Daley-style" proposal which, if passed, would require Des Plaines residents to surrender many of their lawfully-owned firearms to the police or face jail time. Also, residents would be prohibited from purchasing or possessing many popular calibers of sporting and hunting ammunition. Another provision would post the names and addresses of Des Plaines gun owners, along with an inventory of their guns, to an Internet-style database. It is critical that Des Plaines citizens attend the City Council meeting and voice their opposition to this onerous measure. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in City Hall, located at Northwest Highway and Lee Street in downtown Des Plaines. If you are unable to attend this important meeting, please call your City Council Member at (847) 391-5300, and respectfully urge him to oppose this extreme anti-freedom measure.
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.