Call your Illinois State Senator and let them know you want them to support “shall issue” carry, with state-wide pre-emption and to OPPOSE Kwame’s “may issue” bill.
This bill will come up early in the day today.
ALSO, TELL THEM NO ON THE MAG BAN bill also due up for a vote today.
Last night, NRA-ILA sent this out:
Illinois: Right to Carry Legislation Endangered in Springfield
Vote on Flawed Bill Imminent- Contact your state Senator TODAY!
This week, in another attempt to skirt the United States Court of Appeals ruling to institute Right to Carry in Illinois, anti-gun state Senators are racing to force votes on severely flawed House Bill 183 with Amendment 4. This faulty concealed carry legislation does not have total firearms preemption safeguards, and instead attempts to exempt certain municipalities from any ?shall-issue? mandate and allow individual towns to expand the list of places statewide that are off-limits to anyone carrying a concealed firearm for self-defense. If such exemptions are adopted, a large percentage of Illinois? population would be denied the ability to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense based on their residency and the confusing patchwork of laws will put ALL gun owners statewide at risk of felony prosecution. Additionally, Senate President John Cullerton plans to further punish those who are concealed carrying by omitting provisions to safeguard carry in your vehicle, ban carry in restaurants and increase penalties for violating some of the arbitrary and deeply flawed provisions of the bill.
Call your state Senator TODAY: Tell him or her that any compromise and vote in favor of this type of legislation is a vote against Right to Carry. Demand their opposition to House Bill 183 with Amendment 4, and any anti-gun legislation.
And last night, Senator Chapin Rose sent this:
As of 10:00 PM, Tuesday 5/28…
Senator Forby’s/ Rep. Phelps’ Senate Bill 2193 was defeated in the Senate Executive Committee by a vote of 6-8. Senator James Clayborne sided with the 5 Republican members of the committee.
Later this afternoon, the committee adopted an amendment to Senator Raoul’s HB 183, with a vote of 8-4-1. The Republican members of the Executive Committee voted “no” or “present” on the Raoul version of concealed-carry legislation.
As a reminder the Forby/Phelps bill included preemption and was a “shall” issue concealed-carry version. Raoul’s bill is written for “may” issue. We are clearly at a stalemate at this point, I will likely send out another update tomorrow. I will remain strong and hope to vote on a “shall” issue bill that allows all Illinoisans the same concealed-carry rights.
Well, Senate President Cullerton killed House Speaker Michael Madigan’s carefully crafted grand “compromise” yesterday in a Senate hearing.
It’s unlikely that Madigan is going to allow a “may issue” bill back through his chamber, and that’s assuming it passes the Senate.
The legislature adjourns Friday. Two days from today.
Cliff, here we come.