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RED ALERT! Grab your phone and make some calls!

March 5, 2018

Threats

Jim Durkin's offices aren't getting enough phone calls.  I managed to reach both his District Office # (630) 325-2028 and his Springfield Office # (217) 782-0494 without catching a busy signal at 10am this morning.  We need to call him early and (more) often.

For those who missed it earlier:  House Minority Leader Jim Durkin is urging his fellow Republicans to support the bill to ban magazines (HB-1469).  Yes, Jim Durkin wants to send you to prison for 7 to 14 years for your Glock 17 magazines.  Or your AR magazines.  7 to 14 years in prison!  

And he's urging his fellow Republicans to vote for the bill – known as the "Bauer" Act – as well.  From the Sun-Times:

Sneed also hears House Republican Leader Jim Durkin is encouraging Republican members to support the Bauer Act.

"Leader" Jim Durkin needs to hear from gun owners.  Call his office Monday morning.  And again Tuesday, as the magazine ban bill may "be ready for a vote" as soon as Tuesday.  Tell the person answering that you are opposed to all of these gun control bills.  Tell them you're opposed to the magazine ban and how you would urge Mister Jim Durkin to urge the same with his fellow Republican caucus. 

ALSO:

CALL YOUR ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE ?NO? ON THE FOLLOWING BILLS WHICH COULD BE VOTED ON NEXT WEEK (MARCH 6 OR MARCH 7):
HB 1469: Bans the sale, purchase, transfer or possession of any gun magazine over 10 rounds and use of body armor (applies to all gun owners; even retired law enforcement or military veterans).
HB 772: Creates the Lethal Order of Protection Act to allow family members to petition the courts to have citizens be labeled a "danger to themselves or others" just for owning a gun.  HB 772 would cause the surrender of your FOID card, CCL and firearms without notice or due process.  AND you will bear the costs of fighting to restore your FOID/CCL, both legal and for psych evaluations.
 
CALL YOUR ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR AND URGE OPPOSITION  AND TO VOTE "NO" TO THE FOLLOWING BILLS TO BE VOTED ON IN TWO WEEKS (MARCH 13 OR MARCH 14):
HB 1465: increases age to purchase or possess rifles to 21.
HB 146: bans sale, purchase, transfer or possession of bump stocks and trigger cranks.
HB 1468:  increases waiting period on rifles to 72 hours.
SB 2314: Grants municipalities authority to regulate possession and ownership of assault weapons (takes it away from State of Illinois).
SB 3297:  Bans the transfer of a modern sporting rifle, .50 caliber firearm, and large capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds.
SB 3298:  Requires local law enforcement agency to approve conceal carry licenses (in addition to IL State Police).

 

CALL AND WRITE GOVERNOR RAUNER TO VETO SB 1657 AND HB 1273 THAT WOULD ADD BURDENSOME REGULATIONS TO ILLINOIS GUN DEALERS BY REQUIRING A STATE LICENSE

 

Here is a nice, printable brochure to share with folks.

 

16 Responses to RED ALERT! Grab your phone and make some calls!

  1. Dave on March 5, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I called Durkin's and Rauner's office this morning around 8:45am and like you said, no busy signals and those 2 calls and my local senator and representatives calls i made afterwards all went staight thru. We as Gun Owners dropped the ball on the witness slips and can't afford to do it again.

    I am a life member of NRA….a annual member of ISRA…and a annual member of GSL.

    The main one keeping us up to date on whats happening is GSL, thank you John Boch and GSL

     

    • GSL & NRA Sheepdog on March 5, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      ISRA is too busy selling advertising space to rock river arms and scheduling range events for springfield armory to worry about us poor gun owners.

  2. george b on March 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Should we just turn in our private property and say. "Oh well it was nice while it lasted" or what

    What's going on that  No one wants to make calls ? I sent emails saturday afternoon trying to get pro-gun people and conservative youtube channel hosts to report on the gun rights fight in Illinois. I got a promise for at least 2 articles and the posting of an NRA alert was made. 

    We need to use sites like this for the sharing of information and then share that information with others outside of this site.

  3. george b on March 5, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Will someone please take a look at The Flyer

    It is not printing correctly.  

    • Jack Holland on March 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Printed fine for me…….

  4. jboch on March 5, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I just printed five for tonight in Springfield from it.  Worked fine for me.

    John

    • george b on March 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you John and Jack, this means the trouble is at my end. i have tried several times to get the flyer to print and it will not. 

      Thank you again for taking the time to check it out. Problem is I need about 20 or more flyers and Now I have to figure out whats wrong with my printer. 

  5. george b on March 6, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Why are there no red flags on the ISRA web site calling ALL gun owners to action?

    The bolsheviks want to get rid of us and our guns, yet there seems to be little effort by the ISRA and even the NRA to ralley the gun owners against the forces of Darkness. 

    There is a warning against an ANTFA group that will protest at an up and coming gun show but no RED ALERTS.

    WHY?

  6. Morning Rush on March 6, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Called!  Not that my phone call will tip the balance, but I did my part for today.

  7. Morning Rush on March 6, 2018 at 11:36 am

    OH, the person answering in Springfield said they’ve gotten a LOT of calls.  Almost all opposed.

  8. george b on March 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Hey guys guess what, I just found out that the magazines used in the Florida shooting were 10 round magazines. 

    The man reporting this is John Moore. The comment about the magazine size starts at around the 9:30 mark. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94LFhE9ICz0

    Sort of makes the so-called magazine ban non-sense look like non-sense. Doesnt it

    • Jakebob on March 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Yep, I included that detail in my email and phone call to Durbin…err… Durkin. (hard to tell the two apart sometimes)

  9. Bud Jackson on March 7, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I called Rep. Bill Mitchel and his office stated that he will oppose all the gun bills listed by GSL.  I did call Sen. Rose and his office did take my request to oppose all the gun bills listed by GSL. The governors office did take my request to to oppose the bills listed by GSL.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  10. george b on March 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I wish this guy was in the Illinois GeneralAssembly 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=8OeJ-8v472A 

     

     

  11. Mark on March 9, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Why have they tried to bury it in an ELECTRONIC RECYCLE-ACCREDIT bill? Or am I answering my own question?

    • Mark on March 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Sorry, that was HB772.