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Illinois Members! Please Contact Your Legislators!

Friday, May 7, 2004

On May 5, the House Judiciary Committee passed SB 2165, which seeks to provide an affirmative defense for a gun owner if he uses a firearm prohibited by local ordinance in defense of himself or others.  This bill passed the Senate with strong, bipartisan support, and now heads to the full House for consideration.  Please call your State Representative at (217) 782-8223 and urge him to support this critical reform.  In addition, Chicago Democrats continue their efforts to resurrect attacks on gun shows and semi-automatic firearms.  SB 947 is an assault on Illinois gun shows that seeks to tax firearm sales, register transfers and increase the waiting period, and is being promoted in spite of anti-gun organizations admitting that there is no gun show "loophole" in Illinois.  This bill has been on life support since last year, but anti-gun extremists are doing everything they can to revive it.  The gun-ban crowd has also targeted semi-automatic firearms.  Last year`s gun ban bill from Chicago Mayor Richard Daley (D), SB 1195, failed to garner enough support, and similar legislation introduced this year also failed to move before legislative deadlines had passed.  Nonetheless, it is clear that banning semi-automatics remains a serious threat, and something similar to SB 1195 could be the vehicle.  Please be sure to call your State Senators at (217) 782-4517 and urge them to oppose any attacks on gun shows or semi-automatic firearms.  For additional contact information, you can use our "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Friday, March 17, 2017

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Maryland: Multiple Gun-Bills on the Move in the Legislature

Friday, March 17, 2017

Maryland: Multiple Gun-Bills on the Move in the Legislature

On Monday, March 20, the Maryland Senate is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 946.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

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Friday, March 17, 2017

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Friday, March 17, 2017

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On Monday, March 20, the Tennessee House of Representatives is scheduled to consider and vote on House Bill 752.

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NRA ILA

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.