January 26, 2012
Three Anti-Gun Bills Pending in Illinois House: Take Action Today
Earlier this week three anti-gun bills passed out of the Illinois House Rules Committee. These bills will now move to the full house where they can be voted on as early as next week. Please contact your state Representative today and urge him or her to protect your firearms freedoms. Encourage them to oppose HB 1294, HB 1599 and HB 1855!
House Bill 1294 would ban most semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns. If this bill becomes law, it will also ban individual firearm parts as well as .50 caliber rifles and ammunition.
House Bill 1599 would re-classify a litany of semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns as “assault weapons.” Furthermore, it would re-classify as “high capacity ammunition” any round chambered in .50 caliber or more.
House Bill 1855 would create penalties for victims of crime when they fail to report a stolen firearm in an arbitrarily determined time-frame. This means that anyone reporting a missing firearm will be investigated in order to determine whether they reported it in time. In other words, the victim becomes the suspect.
Please contact your state Representative TODAY. Encourage them to oppose HB 1294, HB 1599 and HB 1855! To find your state representative, click here.