Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Illinois Update: Multiple Localities Attempting to Enact Semi-Auto Bans before July 19th Deadline

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Since enactment of the state concealed carry legislation, House Bill 183, Illinois localities have been attempting to pass so-called “assault weapon” bans.  House Bill 183 contains comprehensive preemption of handgun-related local ordinances for anyone with a FOID card and reserves regulation of all laws relating to the concealed carrying of handguns to the state.  It also provides protections to those traveling with firearms by providing comprehensive preemption of local ordinances as applied to individuals with a FOID card who are transporting firearms in compliance with all state regulations.  

Firearms preemption prevents lawful concealed carry licensees and firearm owners from being caught in a web of confusing local ordinances and laws as they go about their daily routines.  Unfortunately, HB 183 also contains a provision that allows certain localities up to ten days from the date of its enactment to make laws prohibiting so-called “assault weapons” before this legislation prohibits local governments from doing so after that date.

With the deadline for localities to enact “assault weapon” bans being this Friday, July 19, several misguided townships’ leaders are scrambling to get something on the books.  Many attempts to enact such laws by local governments have been met with strong resistance from law-abiding gun owners in those areas and have failed to pass.

Recent attempts to enact such gun bans include the following localities:

  • Batavia - No ban
  • Buffalo Grove - Passed a placeholder ban
  • Clarendon Hills - No ban
  • Darien - No ban
  • Deerfield - No ban
  • Evanston - Passed a modified ban
  • Flossmoor - No ban
  • Gurnee - No ban
  • Lake Zurich- No ban
  • Lincolnwood – No ban
  • River Forest - No ban
  • Steger - No ban
  • Stickney – No ban
  • University Park - No ban
  • Waukegan - No ban
  • Winnetka - Safe storage of "assault weapons" ban passed and outright ban failed.

 

Cook County and the Chicago city council met this morning and enacted an updated “assault weapon” ban, a new storage ordinance, and, most egregiously, removed the right of 18-20 year olds to purchase long guns in those jurisdictions.

Localities that are still trying to pass semi-auto ban ordinances include:

 

"Special" Dolton Village Board Meeting
Thursday, July 18 - 7:30 pm

14014 Park Avenue in Dolton

 

Hanover Park Village Board Meeting

Thursday, July 18 – 6:00 pm

(Workshop meeting with board meeting to follow)

Municipal Building

2121 Lake Street in Hanover Park

 

Morton Grove

Village Board Town Hall Meeting

July 17 & 18 – 6:00 pm
Village of Morton Grove city council chambers
6101 Capulina Avenue in Morton Grove

 

Please attend these meetings if you can and express your opposition to such bans on popular and commonly owned firearms.  If you are unable to attend these meetings, please contact representatives on your local (city, town or village) board or council and urge them respectfully to OPPOSE any legislation that would only restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners and be ignored by criminals.

TRENDING NOW
Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

News  

Monday, March 11, 2019

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

News  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court created a dangerous new exception to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a strong safeguard for our right to keep and bear arms.  

Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Introduced, Legislator Bill Introduction Deadline Extended

Monday, March 18, 2019

Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Introduced, Legislator Bill Introduction Deadline Extended

Today, Assembly Bill 291 was introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41).  This omnibus anti-gun legislation is a threat to both gun owners residing in Nevada and those who are visiting. 

Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71

News  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71

Last month, the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) concluded two days of hearings on Bill C-71, the Liberal government’s gun control bill. (An additional hearing date has been set for March 18, ...

Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy

News  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so ...

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, ...

Monday, March 18, 2019

Alert! Look Out ALABAMA! Here comes D.J. Parten's Bait & Switch

It looks like D.J. Parten is making a move on Alabama.  We’ve heard that he’s trying to establish himself in another state – Alabama.  So, if you know people in Alabama, forward this email to ...

Colorado: Senate Committee Rapidly Passes “Red Flag” Bill to the Senate Floor With Little Notice

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Colorado: Senate Committee Rapidly Passes “Red Flag” Bill to the Senate Floor With Little Notice

With less than 12 hours-notice to the public, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, this morning.

Gun Controllers Want Credit Card Companies to Monitor and Restrict Lawful Purchases

News  

Friday, February 22, 2019

Gun Controllers Want Credit Card Companies to Monitor and Restrict Lawful Purchases

Gun controllers have become increasingly frustrated that their federal agenda has been repeatedly rejected by Americans through their elected representatives, leading them to seek to circumvent the legislative process and restrict gun rights by way ...

Washington: Gun Ban Bills Fail Crossover Deadline

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Washington: Gun Ban Bills Fail Crossover Deadline

Today, March 13th at 5:00PM, was the cutoff deadline for all bills to be voted out of the chamber in which they originated.

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.