On Friday, the ISRA sounded the alarm to its members, warning of enforcement of the new Illinois Firearms Ban Act on Monday, April 10th. The email, with the subject line “Important Legislative Update,” came with an interesting closing line.
“Please share with others and remind them that the ISRA is they leader in supporting our 2nd Amendment rights.”
Yes, you need to think long and hard before carrying a prohibited gun on public property coming Monday.
Here’s the law.
From page 106.
(c) Except as provided in subsections (d), (e), and (f),
and beginning 90 days after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, it is unlawful
to knowingly possess a large capacity ammunition feeding
But you would also think “the leader” in supporting our 2nd Amendment rights would also mention the magazine capacity limits in the law that take effect Monday morning as well.
One would also think “the leader” would also apprise gun owners of the potential legal consequences if the bill is enforced as written.
And the relevant section from page 105 of the file at the link above..
“Large capacity ammunition feeding device” means:
(1) a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar
device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily
restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of
ammunition for long guns and more than 15 rounds of
ammunition for handguns;
Ditto for things like the Remington 870, the Mossberg 590, or the Winchester 1300.
Please share with others and remind them that the ISRA is the leader in supporting our 2nd Amendment rights.
Illinois State Rifle Association
The ISRA is “the leader” in supporting 2nd Amendment rights? I’m not even going to take the bait and talk about what “the leader” would do about the FOID Modernization or Veterans relinquishing their gun rights for at least five years for a $300 tax credit.
Now, I’m not going to write that GSL is “the leader” in supporting our 2A rights. Why? Because we don’t have the incredible reputation, resources and experience that the National Rifle Association (and more importantly, the NRA-ILA) has. We don’t have the members that the NRA has either.
If any organization is “the leader” in Illinois, it’s the NRA, head and shoulders above anyone else.