From our friends at Illinois Carry.
Witness Slips Filed Prior to 3/1/2015 Must be Filed Again
In our call to action this week, we add 10 new bills to the existing ten bills from last week. Since none of the previously listed bills were heard in committee, witness slips filed for those hearings no longer apply and will need to be redone.
GSL Comment: Once you create your account at the Illinois General Assembly Dashboard, you are basically two clicks away from submitting a witness slip. For our piece on the great importance and significance of those “electronic” witness slips, see our story GUN RIGHTS ACTIVISM MADE EASY: Witness slips.
HB148 Lost & Stolen Firearms – OPPONENT
Illinois law has required FOID Card holders, but not persons illegally in possession of firearms, to report lost or stolen firearms since the Gun Safety and Responsibility Act became law effective 8/9/2013. HB148 seeks to deny otherwise law abiding citizens their right to own firearms via FOID revocation and felony conviction.
HB265 Firearm Protect Order – OPPONENT
There are many forms of protection order available to the courts in Illinois, from granting occupancy of the family home to giving custody of the family pet to one spouse or another. Of the tools available to a judge a firearm protection order, as it currently exists in law, is one of the most important when determined necessary by a court of competent jurisdiction.
HB265 proposes to subvert the judicial discretion so necessary to our system of governance by prohibiting the subject of an order of protection from purchasing or transporting a firearm, even when that order is simply in regard to animals, property, and a number of other orders unrelated to a physical threat against the petitioner.
While enough to oppose on its own merits, HB265 also creates a frightening potential synergy when taken in context with HB399 Protection Order Issuance. Though not the subject of the current call to action HB399 proposes to empower the States Attorney, and courts on their own motion, to impose an order of protection on behalf of a petitioner even against the petitioner’s wishes. This combination of ill conceived legislation, both bad in their own right, establishes an untenable system of potential rights denial under the most unusual of circumstances.
HB359 Firearm Concealed Carry Signs – OPPONENT
Inverts the signage requirement. Establishes a precedent of allowing private property owners to passively deny the exercise of all civil rights under color of law.
HB419 Firearm Concealed Carry Prohibit Place – OPPONENT
Adds places licensed under the Video Gaming Act as prohibited locations, including fraternal & veterans establishments, and truck stops, whether or not alcohol is served. Changes privilege to post a location any person lawfully in possession and control. Changes private residences to presumptively prohibited.
HB1405 FOID Act Private Sales – OPPONENT
Prohibits private sales of concealable firearms
HB1442 Firearm Concealed Carry Bar – OPPONENT
Prohibits carry at any establishment serving liquor. Establishes penalties for failure to post.
HB1467 3D Firearms Prohibit – OPPONENT
Prohibits use of printers for firearm manufacture
HR140 Urge GA Explosive Law – OPPONENT
Urges the General Assembly to adopt a law similar to Virginia Code Title 18.2, Chapter 5, Section 18.2-85
HB319 Concealed Carry Parking Lot – PROPONENT
Removes dangerous unloading requirement from safe harbor parking lot provision
HB367 Concealed Carry Public Transit – PROPONENT
Removes the carry prohibition on public transportation
HB433 Wildlife Use of Suppressors – PROPONENT
Removes the prohibition on hunting with a suppressor
HB481 Concealed Carry Rest Area – PROPONENT
Permits a licensee to carry in rest areas
HB482 FOID & Crim Cd Concealed Carry – PROPONENT
Permits firearms transfers to a person displaying a valid FOID or FCCL
HB483 Crim Cd Firearm Waiting Period – PROPONENT
Eliminates the waiting period for persons licensed under the FCCA
HB1411 FOID Possess Conceal Carry License – PROPONENT
Elimates need to physically posses a FOID when an FCCL is physically possessed
HB1427 Concealed Carry Gathering – PROPONENT
Eliminates the prohibition on carry at a public gathering or special event
HB1428 Concealed Carry DOT Rest Area – PROPONENT
Permits a licensee to carry in rest areas
HB1435 Concealed Carry Privacy – – PROPONENT
Limits privacy waiver to determining license qualification
HB1447 FOID & Crim Cd Firearms & Ammo – – PROPONENT
Elimates need to physically posses a FOID when an FCCL is physically possessed, including stun guns
HB1457 Concealed Carry Cook County Forest – PROPONENT
Eliminates prohibition on carry in Cook County Forest Preserves