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Illinois: Tell Your Representative Not to Override Veto on Waiting Period Bill

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Illinois: Tell Your Representative Not to Override Veto on Waiting Period Bill

On May 14th, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill 1468, which would arbitrarily expand waiting periods on certain commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.  Gov. Rauner also suggested expanding the waiting period for all firearms.  Now, anti-gun legislators are likely to reject these proposed changes and instead attempt to override the veto.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to OPPOSE overriding the veto of HB 1468 and OPPOSE any new gun control.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative.

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.  Current Illinois law requires a 72 hour waiting period for handguns and a 24 hour waiting period for long guns.  The arbitrary distinction in this bill will cause confusion among firearm sellers about which long guns require a 72 hour waiting period.  In addition, it would also ban the sale of these firearms to non-residents.

Again, please contact your state Representative and urge them to OPPOSE overriding the veto of HB 1468 and OPPOSE any new gun control.  In addition, you may click here to find your state Representative.

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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.