Put your war paint on, ladies and gentleman! It’s time to get your phone charged up and ready to rumble.
Beginning Monday morning, we want you to call Springfield and tell your State Representative to support ONLY the Guns Save Life and NRA-backed House Bill 997. Call them early and often. Call your local district office as well as the office in Springfield.
If you want to begin calling tomorrow, Saturday, have at it.
On Tuesday, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is going to try use a seldom-used legislative procedure called the “Weekly Order of Business” to suspend normal House business and, in this case, bring a carry bill to the floor of the House for consideration, skipping the normal processes.
It would seem that the closed-door legislative meeting of House Democrats put the fear of God in gun control advocates and they believe they need to act sooner rather than later to keep you and I from carrying our fully loaded Glocks with spare magazines (and why not a spare gun while you’re at it) into the Statehouse come June 9th, 2013.
That’s the date when the stay suspending the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Moore v Madigan decision striking down Illinois’ prohibition on carry outside of the home expires.
Madigan plans to consider House Bill 1155 and amendments to HB1155 as the sole order of business beginning Tuesday.
We’ll save you time looking up HB1155. It’s a shell bill at this point. This is one of those things where they will introduce it at the last minute – hopefully not at 3a.m. as was the case with the anti-gun bills passed in New Jersey in the last couple of days.
NRA-ILA released an announcement just a short time ago:
Illinois: House Speaker Madigan Orders House to Consider Firearm Legislation Next Tuesday
Contact your state Representative IMMEDIATELY and tell him or her to only support NRA-Backed House Bill 997!
NRA-ILA has just learned that beginning at noon next Tuesday, February 26 , the Illinois House will be considering various gun control proposals and other firearm-related legislation. It is not yet clear what measures will be considered. At this moment, there is a strong possibility that among the various extreme anti-gun measures, a deeply flawed concealed carry bill will be heard.
You must contact your state Representative IMMEDIATELY. Tell them to oppose any and all gun control schemes that do nothing other than penalize law-abiding citizens and take away their means to self-defense. It is imperative that legislators do NOT vote in favor of any flawed concealed carry legislation, but instead support [Editor: Guns Save Life and] NRA-Backed House Bill 997.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated as details become available. Contact information for your state legislators can be [found] here.