Next week, the Illinois General Assembly will begin its Fall Veto Session, which will run October 25, 26, and 27, and November 2, 3, and 4. During this session, legislators will have an opportunity to override Governor Rod Blagojevich's (D) veto of three NRA-supported bills. The first, SB 2104, would set statewide standards for transporting firearms in vehicles, thus eliminating the patchwork of current laws that leave otherwise law-abiding gun owners in danger of running afoul of local regulations as they travel throughout the state.
The next, SB 57, is a gun show bill similar to one the Governor signed into law, but which also includes a mandate that the State Police destroy the database it currently maintains on lawful firearm transfers.
Finally, there is 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. Please be sure to contact your State Representative and Senator and urge them to vote to override Governor Blagojevich’s vetoes of SB 2104, SB 57, and HB 340 during the Fall Veto Session.