Todd Vandermyde is a little nonplussed at Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s shenanigans on passing carry legislation for Illinois.
First, he’s dragged his feet bringing our bill to the floor in an effort to try to pass a restrictive bill instead.
When that failed, he orchestrated a political circus last Tuesday that was largely for naught, except for political ammunition for future political mailers to suburban legislators castigating them for support of common sense proposals.
To add insult to injury, Madigan and crew are proposing all sorts of new gun bans on modern firearms this week.
This is despite being under the clock for a federal appeals court order striking down Illinois’ ban on carry outside the home, the stay of said order set to expire Sunday, June 9th.
We’re tired of waiting.
Here’s what the plan is:
Call your State Senator and State Representative. (Click here for your elected officials contact information) Tell them:
- No “may issue” carry bill – “SHALL ISSUE” only.
- No gun or mag bans. No more gun control.
- “NO” to every last bit of the City of Chicago’s legislative agenda.
If Chicago can drag their feet enacting a court-mandated carry bill, downstate legislators can do the same for Chicago’s wants and needs that have nothing to do with guns. For instance, Vandermyde cited Chicago seeking permission for red light cameras from the legislature, or other special dispensation on whatever the issue. Urge your downstate elected official to vote “present” or “no” on anything Chicago wants until the foot-dragging on right-to-carry ceases.
Mr. Vandermyde also suggests thanking all those who supported Brandon Phelps’ “Amendment 27” (the Phelps shall-issue carry bill) to Madigan’s bill last Tuesday.
Vandermyde also suggested an “Attaboy” to Reps. Ken Dunkin (Chicago is trying to intimidate him after his votes last week) and Rep. Jum Durkin who has come around to our view of the gun issue after a lot of education and hard work.
Their contact information is:
Jim Durkin – Springfield
220N Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Jim Durkin – District Office
915 55th Street, Suite 202
Western Springs, IL 60558
Ken Dunkin – District Office
1543 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Ken Dunkin – Capitol Office
278-S Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Also, you can fill out witness slips on a number of bills up for consideration this week. (From Illinois Carry)