From the NRA-ILA:
Last Thursday the Illinois state Senate voted to concur Senate Bill 337, which would establish a firearm registry and shut down your local gun stores with onerous red tape and regulations, as well as Senate Bill 3256, which would expand the 72 hour waiting period to all firearms. These two bills will now head to Governor Bruce Rauners desk, where they will join House Bill 2354, which would allow Second Amendment rights to be revoked without due process. Please contact Governor Rauner and urge him to VETO SB 337, SB 3256, and HB 2354. Click the Take Action button below and call 217-782-0244 to contact Governor Rauner.
Senate Bill 337, as amended by Representative Kathleen Willis (D-77), was concurred by the Senate with a vote of 35-20. It would direct the state police to create an electronic transaction form for firearm transfers, which would amount to a registry.
Senate Bill 3256, as amended by Representative Jonathan Carroll (D-57), was concurred by the Senate with a vote of 40-10. It would also expand the 72 hour waiting period to all firearms.
House Bill 2354, sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77), was passed by the Senate with a vote of 43-11. It would allow for the issuance of protective orders to infringe on Second Amendment rights based on third party allegations with little, if any, real evidence and limited due process for the respondent. Hearings for the orders would be ex parte, where the respondent is not present to challenge the accuser and defend against allegations made against them.
Further, for truly dangerous individuals, this bill does nothing to incapacitate the subjects of the orders, as there is no requirement that they receive mental health treatment. Again, please click the Take Action button above and call 217-782-0244 to urge Governor Rauner to VETO SB 337, SB 3256, and HB 2354.
Grassroots Field Coordinator
NRA-ILA Grassroots Programs & Campaign Field Operations
Edited by Monty80, 04 June 2018 - 08:51 AM.