Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Illinois General Assembly Executive Committee!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Please Urge the House Executive Committee to Oppose all of These Measures!

The Illinois General Assembly is in full swing, and there are already bad bills lining up. Two of the bad bills that have started to show signs of life are House Bill 4269, introduced by State Representative Monique Davis (D-27), and House Bill 4349, introduced by Representative Naomi Jakobsson (D-103). Both bills deal with the same subject matter--ammunition serialization/encoding--and are basically identical in what they do. These bills would require every round of ammunition sold in Illinois--both the bullet and the casing—be marked with serial numbers. These numbers would be unique for each box of ammunition. At the point of sale, each purchase would be recorded to identify the purchaser of the (registered) ammunition, and this information would be reported to the Illinois State Police for entry into a database.

These bills also call for the collection of a fee of $.05 for every round of ammunition sold, in order to pay for the operation of this new database. These standards would be put in place by January 1, 2009, and any ammunition possessed before that date and not encoded must be disposed of by January 1, 2011. In effect, these bills are a ban on ammunition in Illinois.

Many major ammunition manufacturers would likely abandon the Illinois market, due to the dramatic increase in cost necessary to operate there, and it would prohibit gun owners from reloading their own ammunition. One manufacturer, Winchester Ammunition in East Alton, might even be forced to move out of the state, taking critical jobs and tax revenue with it. Any manufacturers that continue to do business in Illinois in compliance with the law would be forced to pass on the added cost to retailers, who, in turn, would have to pass it on to law-abiding consumers. Add to the mix the additional tax of $.05 per round of ammunition, and the cost of ammunition will soon be far too expensive for most hunters, competitive shooters, and those otherwise interested in honing their skills with a firearm to continue with their practices. These bills must be defeated. They have no benefit to law enforcement, and would serve only to drive up the cost, and drive down the availability, of ammunition for law-abiding gun owners in Illinois. Both bills have been referred to the House Executive Committee, and could be brought up any time.

Also referred to the House Executive Committee are three more anti-gun bills. House Bill 758, introduced by Representative Harry Osterman (D-14), would expand the regulations regarding the transfer of firearms at gun shows to include nearly all private transfers, even between FOID holders. House Bill 4393, introduced by Representative Luis Arroyo (D-3), would limit the purchase of handguns to one in a 30-day period. And House Bill 4357, introduced by Representative Edward Acevedo (D-2), would ban countless semi-automatic firearms, as well as .50 cal. rifles and ammunition.

Please urge the House Executive Committee members to oppose all of these measures.

House Executive Committee:

Senator Daniel Burke (Chairman)(D-23)
(217) 782-1117

Senator Joseph Lyons (D-19)
(217) 782-8400

Senator Dan Brady (R-88)
(217) 782-1118

Senator Edward Acevedo (D-2)
(217) 782-2855

Senator Maria Antonia Berrios (D-39)
(217) 558-1032

Senator Bob Biggins (R-41)
(217) 782-6578

Senator Richard Bradley (D-40)
(217) 782-8117

Senator Brent Hassert (R-85)
(217) 782-4179

Senator James Meyer (R-48)
(217) 782-8028

Senator Robert Molaro (D-21)
(217) 782-5280

Senator Robert Rita (D-28)
(217) 558-1000

Senator Angelo Saviano (R-77)
(217) 782-3374

Senator Arthur Turner (D-9)
(217) 782-8116

TRENDING NOW
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Passes U.S. House of Representatives!

News  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Passes U.S. House of Representatives!

In a resounding show of support for the Second Amendment, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a legislative package that included H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, and H.R. 4477, ...

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

News  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

The National Rifle Association applauded the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday for passing the most far-reaching expansion of self-defense rights in modern American history. The National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed ...

Burlington Police Chief Puts New York Politicians Before Vermonters

News  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Burlington Police Chief Puts New York Politicians Before Vermonters

As H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, comes closer to becoming law, the arguments against the legislation are increasingly strained. There are disingenuous appeals to federalism by those who would happily burden firearms owners under ...

Kicking a Gift Horse in the Teeth

News  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kicking a Gift Horse in the Teeth

As we approach the Christmas season and the start of a new year, many of us look for ways to assist the needy and brighten the holidays for those less fortunate. It’s no coincidence that ...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Florida Action Report: Florida Carry cuts off its nose to spite its face – AGAIN

Once again Florida Carry, Inc. has demonstrated a lack of concern for Concealed Weapons and Firearms License holders.  License holders continue to be abused by law enforcement, prosecutors and the courts.  When firearms, that are ...

Victory in D.C.! Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming to the Nation’s Capital

News  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Victory in D.C.! Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming to the Nation’s Capital

In a stunning development, District of Columbia officials decided in October that they would not appeal a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concerning the District’s discretionary concealed carry licensing ...

FACT CHECK: Rep. Thomas Massie Spreading Misinformation About Comprehensive Self-Defense Legislation Pending in Congress

News  

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

FACT CHECK: Rep. Thomas Massie Spreading Misinformation About Comprehensive Self-Defense Legislation Pending in Congress

In a recent Facebook Post, Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-4) included several inaccurate statements about H.R. 4477, the Fix-NICS bill. Below are some facts to set the record straight:

Rosie O’Donnell and Kim Kardashian West Aren’t Entirely Against Guns, Just You Having Them

News  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Rosie O’Donnell and Kim Kardashian West Aren’t Entirely Against Guns, Just You Having Them

In the late 1990s and early 2000s no celebrity pushed gun control more than comedienne and actress Rosie O’Donnell. Longtime NRA supporters will remember the famous incident in 1999 where the arch-gun control supporter ambushed actor and ...

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Next Week

News  

Friday, December 1, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Next Week

In a huge win for Second Amendment supporters, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held a mark-up of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and favorably reported an amended version of the bill to the full House. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Florida Action Report! Antigun Republicans EXPOSED in Committee Hearing

Three (3) progun bills die at the hands of anti-gun Republicans

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.