Last Wednesday, Governor Patrick Quinn's procedural maneuver to enact a gun ban (previously reported here) through use of an amendatory veto was overridden in the Illinois Senate by a 49 to 4 vote. Now, there is one remaining hurdle before this draconian measure is defeated: the state House will vote this week to override this amendatory veto on Senate Bill 681.
We have learned that due to this loss, Quinn is now shopping around a new semi-auto ban for future introduction in the Illinois General Assembly. Your NRA-ILA will continue to monitor any activity in Springfield and will keep you informed of developments as they occur. It is critical that NRA members across Illinois continue to remind their state legislators of their responsibility to defend the Second Amendment now and in the future.
Your Action Is Needed Today! Now it is more important than ever for you to contact your state Representative to ensure that the Quinn gun ban is completely dead. The Illinois House of Representatives will reconvene tomorrow for their veto session and will vote on the Governor's proposed changes to Senate Bill 681. Contact your state Representative TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to vote to override the Governor’s amendatory veto on Senate Bill 681!
Contact information for all Illinois legislators can be found by clicking here.