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Illinois: Firearm Suppressor Legislation Awaiting Hearing in Senate Subcommittee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Illinois: Firearm Suppressor Legislation Awaiting Hearing in Senate Subcommittee

Currently awaiting a hearing in the Subcommittee on Firearms, is Senate Bill 803, legislation that would allow Illinois residents to lawfully possess suppressors and use them for the taking of wildlife.

Sponsored by state Senator William Haine (D-56), SB 803 will provide numerous benefits to hunters who choose to use suppressors while hunting.  These benefits include the decrease of noise complaints frequently used as an excuse to close hunting lands throughout the country, the lessening of recoil and muzzle rise resulting in increased accuracy of hunters, and the reduction in muzzle report to hearing-safe levels, limiting the risk that the hunter or anyone with the hunter will suffer permanent hearing loss if they fail to use hearing protection.  Please sign our petition in support of legalizing suppressors in Illinois.

Please contact your state Senator and urge him or her to support SB 803.

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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.