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  • Effingham County Board Vice-Chairman David Campbell says “Effingham is a sanctuary for anyone that wants to own a gun, they’re welcome here.” Campbell wants to make it clear, county leaders don’t want state lawmakers infringing on their rights. He says “When I was elected to office I took an oath to uphold the constitution of the united states, among other things.”  He says it’s the reason he drafted the resolution.
  • Rulemakers in the village of Deerfield, Illinois, ​have voted unanimously to ban semi-automatic rifles, along with pistols and shotguns “with certain features.” Deerfield also voted to ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition
  •  The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) April 5th announced support for a lawsuit brought by Guns Save Life challenging the Village of Deerfield, Illinois’ gun confiscation ordinance. The lawsuit challenges Deerfield’s recent attempt to criminalize so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines” within village limits.

 

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  1. Illinois: Contact Rep. to Oppose Sweeping Gun Control Bills
    The House of Representatives will be considering legislation that will severely restrict your right to self defense.

    HB 1469 would ban the vast majority of standard capacity ammunition magazines in use today. Countless law-abiding gun owners who own firearms for self-defense rely on magazines that are over 10 rounds in capacity.

    HB 1664 would allow people who may not be mental health professionals to anonymously contact the state police to suspend the Constitutional rights of individuals without proof. The burden of proof would then be on the accused to prove that they are not a danger with mental health evaluations at their own expense. HB 1664 is poorly thought out legislation without proper due process protections and is ripe for abuse.

    HB 1465 would deny law-abiding young adults under the age of 21 their Second Amendment rights by prohibiting them from possessing or purchasing commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and .50 BMG caliber rifles. Because federal law prohibits adults under 21 years of age from purchasing handguns from dealers, this bill would deny them the firearms most effective for self-defense.

    HB 1467 would weaken the firearm preemption law that has been in place since 2013. Firearm preemption laws ensure that fundamental Second Amendment rights are not diluted or distorted through controversial local policies and help prevent a confusing patchwork of gun control laws which make it difficult for gun owners to ensure that they are following the law. Furthermore, Second Amendment rights are guaranteed to all citizens, regardless of where they live.

    The time is NOW to contact your state Representative and urge them to defend the Second Amendment and OPPOSE these bills!
    Take Action

  2. Thanks to your calls, emails and other efforts, Illinois legislators have delayed consideration of several gun control bills. Due to the volume of calls from citizens like you, the House Clerk’s phone line was shut down. However, the fight is not yet over. The gun control bills are still pending consideration in the Legislature, in addition to one sitting on the Governor’s desk. Your elected officials need to continue hearing from you and other law-abiding gun owners. Please continue contacting your lawmakers asking them to oppose any new gun control.

    Click here to find your legislators or call 217-782-2000.

    Click here to find members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Call Governor Bruce Rauner at 217-782-0244.

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