This afternoon, the Illinois state House Judiciary Committee is voting on a gun control package that would restrict the Second Amendment rights of young adults, ban certain firearm accessories, ban standard capacity ammunition magazines, and impose a 72 hour waiting period for commonly owned semi-automatic firearms. Please contact committee members as well as your state Representative and Senator and urge them to OPPOSE House Bills 1465, 1467, 1468, 1469, and any other gun control legislation that may be brought up. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative and Senator.
House Bill 1465, as amended by Representative Michelle Mussman (D-56), would deny law-abiding young adults under the age of 21 their Second Amendment rights by prohibiting them from possessing or purchasing commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and .50 BMG caliber rifles. (Sign Witness Slip for 1465)
House Bill 1467, sponsored by Representative Martin Moylan (D-55), would ban “bump stocks” and “trigger cranks.” (Sign Witness Slip for 1467)
House Bill 1468, sponsored by Representative Jonathan Carroll (D-57), would require a 72 hour waiting period for certain commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and .50 BMG caliber rifles. (Sign Witness Slip for 1468)
House Bill 1469, sponsored by Representative Daniel Burke (D-1), would ban standard capacity ammunition magazines. (Sign Witness Slip for 1469)
This legislation attempts to brand many common semi-automatic firearms as “assault weapons” to drum up unnecessary fear of their ownership. In reality, these firearms are only being defined by aesthetic features that in no way affect the functionality of the rifle. Semi-automatic firearms only fire one shot per action of the trigger, and such technology, along with standard capacity ammunition magazines, have been available to American consumers for over a century. Semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines are commonly owned by law-abiding citizens for various purposes such as self-defense, recreation, competition, and hunting.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button to contact committee members as well as your state Senator and Representative and urge them to OPPOSE these bills.