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Friday, May 12, 2017

Don’t Scapegoat Gun Owners for Chicago’s Violent Crime Problem

The last two weeks have brought more evidence that Chicago’s gangland violence continues to spiral out of control. ...

Northwest Herald  

Friday, May 12, 2017

Illinois: McHenry County gun store owners sound off on renewed effort for state regulations

Springfield lawmakers are making another attempt to pass a law imposing a state level of regulation on gun ...

IL | Chicago Tribune  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Concealed carry holder shoots robber in attempted carjacking on Southwest Side

A man with a concealed carry license shot an armed man who tried to stick him up late Wednesday ...

Chicago Tribune  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The gauzy misdirection and untrue smears of an anti-gun-rights activist

Chicago is experiencing an unacceptable level of violence. However, misguided proponents of Illinois Senate Bill 1657, the Gun ...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Illinois: Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers Scheduled for a Hearing

On Tuesday, May 16th, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 1657, legislation designed to ...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

The Illinois House of Representatives may consider Senate Bill 1657, legislation that could put your local gun dealer ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Today, the Illinois Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 1657 by a 30-21 vote.  As amended, ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Illinois Action Needed: Anti-Gun Amendment Proposed to Dealer Licensing Legislation

Yesterday, an anti-gun amendment was proposed to the already outrageous dealer licensing legislation, Senate Bill 1657.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation

Yesterday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton proposed Senate Amendment 1 to his shell bill, Senate Bill 233.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Illinois: Committee to Hear House Version of Gun Dealer Licensing Legislation

On Monday, April 24, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 2541, the House companion bill ...


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.