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Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Commonly Used Magazines and Rifles!

Friday, May 11, 2007

On Wednesday, May 9, the Illinois Senate passed SB 1007, which bans the manufacture, possession, delivery, sale, and purchase of standard capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten (10) cartridges.  This bill is worded so broadly that it would also ban certain firearms, such as some Henry rifles, which have attached tubular magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. This lever-action rifle, whose design dates back to the 1860s, could be prohibited under SB 1007, making this bill far more than a bad magazine ban.


SB 1007, introduced by former gun-ban lobbyist and current Senator Dan Kotowski (D-33), is headed to the House, which could take it up at any time.


If Illinois is capable of limiting ammunition magazines to ten (10) rounds, they can limit it to five (5), and they will keep on limiting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms until there is nothing left.  And if they ban certain lever-action rifles, semi-automatics will certainly be next.


It is critical that you call your State Representative immediately and urge him or her to oppose SB 1007.  The Illinois House of Representatives can be contacted at (217) 782-8223.


After contacting your Representative, please click here to find out how your Senator voted on SB 1007.  Thank those who opposed this magazine and gun ban, and respectfully let those who voted for it know that you are disappointed they voted against our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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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.