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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Takes Action on NRA Bills!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) has acted on several bills NRA took positions on this session--some good, some bad.

Signed into law are: SB 123, an NRA-backed bill that no longer requires Social Security numbers to be included on hunting licenses; SB 2103, an NRA-backed bill that makes improvements to the existing range protection law; and HB 132, an NRA-backed bill that establishes the waiting periods on firearm transfers begins when an agreement to transfer is made, rather than when a background check is called in.  In addition, Blagojevich signed SB 1333, an NRA-opposed bill that imposes new restrictions on gun shows.

The Governor has also vetoed several NRA-backed bills. They are: SB 57, which is similar to SB 1333, but included a mandate that the State Police destroy the database it currently maintains on lawful firearm transfers; SB 2104, which would set statewide standards for transporting firearms in vehicles; and HB 340, which would require the waiting period on firearm transfers be waived in cases where a law-abiding citizen is simply trading one operating firearm for another.

Still pending action by the Governor at this time are: SB 53, which would allow the mail-order sale of ammunition to valid FOID card holders; and SB 251, which would limit the liability a land owner could potentially face if he allows hunting or hunting-related activities (without charging a fee) on his property.

NRA will continue to monitor SB 53 and SB 251, and work to override the Governor's vetoes of SB 57, SB 2104, and HB 340 during the Fall Veto Session in November.  Please call your State Representative and Senator and urge them to work with the pro-gun community to support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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