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Important Illinois Pro-Gun Bill Needs Your Help!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Please Contact Your State Representative Today!

Anti-gun extremists continue their radical campaign against House Bill 182, a simple, common sense change to the Unlawful Use of Weapons (UUW) law. This bill, introduced by State Representative John Bradley (D-117), simply adds “dwelling” to the list of exemptions in which a law-abiding citizen is restricted from carrying a firearm.

While “abode” is currently one of the exempted areas, under Illinois law, “abode” is strictly interpreted to mean only one’s actual home, and applies only to those who live there.  By adding “dwelling,” the exemption is expanded to allow for situations such as visiting a family member’s home, going target shooting at a friend's farm, or having a gun for personal protection within a hotel room.

These commonly accepted activities are considered lawful in most parts of the country, but in Illinois, because of the way the UUW law has been interpreted, they are not. That is why it is critical that HB182 be passed.

The bill passed the Senate and now must go back to the House for a vote on whether to accept the Senate language.

Please contact your State Representative TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB182.  Anti-gun attacks on this common sense bill continue, so it is critical the pro-gun community responds with its full support for HB182.  To find the contact information for your State Representative, please click here.
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