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Friday, May 21, 2004

ILLINOIS: Time may be running out for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley (D) and other anti-gun Chicago Democrats to advance their attacks on gun shows and semi-automatic firearms, so expect these anti-gun extremists to bring as much pressure to bear on the Illinois General Assembly as they can muster over the next few days. SB 947, the assault on Illinois gun shows that seeks to tax firearm sales, register transfers, and increase the waiting period, could be brought up for consideration any day. It is being promoted in spite of the fact that anti-gun organizations have admitted that there is no gun show "loophole" in Illinois. The gun-ban crowd also continues to target semi-automatic firearms, and Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) has threatened to veto any pro-gun reform unless he is also sent legislation that would ban countless sporting firearms. Blagojevich and Deputy Governor Bradley Tusk (D), a former staffer for U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), will continue to work overtime to build support for their gun-ban agenda. 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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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.