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Illinois: Right to Carry Legislation Endangered in Springfield

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Vote on Flawed Bill Imminent- Contact your state Senator TODAY!

This week, in another attempt to skirt the United States Court of Appeals ruling to institute Right to Carry in Illinois, anti-gun state Senators are racing to force votes on severely flawed House Bill 183 with Amendment 4.  This faulty concealed carry legislation does not have total firearms preemption safeguards, and instead attempts to exempt certain municipalities from any “shall-issue” mandate and allow individual towns to expand the list of places statewide that are off-limits to anyone carrying a concealed firearm for self-defense.  If such exemptions are adopted, a large percentage of Illinois’ population would be denied the ability to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense based on their residency and the confusing patchwork of laws will put ALL gun owners statewide at risk of felony prosecution.  Additionally, Senate President John Cullerton plans to further punish those who are concealed carrying by omitting provisions to safeguard carry in your vehicle, ban carry in restaurants and increase penalties for violating some of the arbitrary and deeply flawed provisions of the bill.

Call your state Senator TODAY:  Tell him or her that any compromise and vote in favor of this type of legislation is a vote against Right to Carry.  Demand their opposition to House Bill 183 with Amendment 4, and any anti-gun legislation.


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