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Illinois Governor Veto Override Session - Contact Your Legislators Today!

Friday, October 28, 2005

The Illinois General Assembly began its Fall Veto Session this week, and the Senate voted on Thursday to override Governor Rod Blagojevich's veto of SB 2104. This critical legislation would establish statewide standards for the lawful transportation of firearms, thus eliminating the confusing patchwork of regulations that currently exist. While it is simply common sense to eliminate the threat of law-abiding citizens accidentally running afoul of local anti-gun ordinances and restrictions while traveling to take part in lawful activities such as hunting or target shooting, anti-gun extremists in Illinois disagree.

A group of lobbyists working for the City of Chicago, Cook County, Governor Blagojevich, and the gun-banners at the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) worked feverishly after the Senate's 38-20 override vote to try to diminish support for SB 2104 in the House. The Governor has even ordered the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to work against the interests of hunters and sportsmen by lobbying against SB 2104.

A vote on this bill will be taken in the House next week, so it is imperative that all Illinois gun owners contact their State Representatives at (217) 782-8223 and ask them to vote to override the Governor's veto of SB 2104.

In addition to SB 2104, the General Assembly has two more common-sense pro-gun bills to consider that were vetoed by Governor Blagojevich. The first, HB 340, would allow law-abiding gun owners who wish to trade one operating firearm for another to forgo Illinois's waiting period after successfully passing a background check.

The second, SB 57, is a gun show bill similar to what was signed into law earlier this year, but which would also mandate the destruction of the database of lawful firearm transfers currently maintained by the Illinois State Police.

In addition to contacting Representatives about SB 2104, gun owners need to contact both their State Senators and Representatives at (217) 782-2000 and ask them to vote to override the Governor's vetoes of HB 340 and SB 57.

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