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
The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that forbade voters from wearing “political insignias” at polling places after the law was challenged by a voter who was told he must remove or cover his ...

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

News  

Friday, June 15, 2018

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after ...

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Monday, June 18, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider several gun control bills that would only punish law-abiding gun owners.

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

News  

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

It is by no means a closely held secret that Rolling Stone magazine has aggressively promoted an anti-gun agenda for many decades.  It started in 1980, with the death of John Lennon at the hands of ...

Not So Breaking News: Trio of Anti-Gun Orgs Rehash Worn-Out Gun Control Policies

News  

Friday, June 15, 2018

Not So Breaking News: Trio of Anti-Gun Orgs Rehash Worn-Out Gun Control Policies

This week the press gleefully reported the anti-gun pronouncements of a trio of diverse special interest groups. The Washington Post announced, “Frustrated [American Medical Association] adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence.” In a separate ...

Oregon: Gun Ban Initiative Ballot Title Finalized

Friday, May 25, 2018

Oregon: Gun Ban Initiative Ballot Title Finalized

On May 23rd, the ballot title for Initiative Petition 43 was certified by the state Attorney General.  This final ballot title comes after over 1,000 comments were submitted on the previously proposed ballot title.  Initiative proponents will ...

A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun

News  

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun

The United Kingdom’s legions of miserable scolds are at it again. A mere two weeks after admonishing an English national team soccer player for a firearm tattoo, the anti-gun whiners have found a new target. This time ...

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, June 8, 2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take warning. According to a report out of Bakersfield, a good faith effort to obey the state’s labyrinthine ...

California: Deadline to Register or Modify “Assault Weapons” is Rapidly Approaching

Thursday, June 14, 2018

California: Deadline to Register or Modify “Assault Weapons” is Rapidly Approaching

The deadline for gun owners to register their firearms as “assault weapons” or modify them to be compliant with the restrictions that resulted from SB 880 and AB 1135 (2016) must be completed by 11:59:59 ...

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

Friday, June 15, 2018

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

On Tuesday, June 19, the Delaware Senate could consider legislation (Senate Bill 163) that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms in Delaware.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.