Email from the Field Marshal of pro-gun forces in Springfield at the State Capitol:
As we thought, the leadership is working overtime to try and find the votes to pass the magazine ban in the Illinois House of Representatives.
We are working to kill this thing off again, but we are getting very little notice of things right now. We are doing this on the fly right now
We need to light up the phones and emails.
Don’t know your representative’s numbers? We can help. Click here.
Make those calls. Make their lives busy, especially suburban and Chicagoland representatives… of both parties.
And call the Speaker’s office and tell him the same thing. (217) 782-5350
The message to deliver:
No gun bans
No mag bans
No more games.
URGENT: House Speaker Continues Assault on the Second Amendment in Illinois
Trickery and Chicago-style politics employed to ram gun control scheme through state House
House Speaker Mike Madigan continues to force votes on dozens of amendments filed on shell bills in an effort to build his own omnibus gun control bill. Your state Representative needs to hear from you NOW! Due to Madigan?s trickery and forceful behavior, votes on these amendments have been too close for comfort. Time is of the essence: More anti-gun amendments could come up on the House floor this afternoon, and anti-gun politicians are turning up the heat to get your state Representative to vote against your Second Amendment rights in Springfield. Urge your state Representative to stand strong in the face of these deceptive tactics, and vote to protect YOUR Second Amendment rights!
At this time, NRA-ILA has heard that a strict magazine ban amendment, which failed only narrowly, will be heard again today. The House floor votes are close, so every call AND e-mail to your state Representative will make a difference.
Remind your state Representative that he or she represents you! Call AND e-mail them NOW. Don?t let them get away with punishing law-abiding citizens for the acts of criminals!
Contact information for your state Representative can be found here.
====== UPDATE 2 ======
Earlier today, we were told by more than one legislator that leadership was trying to bring back the magazine ban for a vote today.
Evidently they are having a hard time finding the last 3 votes to pass their confiscation bill. This afternoon reports are coming in about gun owners lighting up the phone lines in opposition to the magazine ban.
The House adjourned this afternoon without taking up the magazine ban, but will be back tomorrow morning. Your calls are having an impact and please keep it up. Your work today bought us more time in this fight to keep them from getting the votes to pass their latest attack on the Second Amendment.