Last week a surprising bill passed the Illinois state Senate and it is now headed for the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. If you live in Illinois, or you know someone who lives in Illinois, It is imperative that you contact the relevant state HOUSE REP today, Tuesday.
There are two ways.
1. Through the NRA – This form has your address on it, so there is a decent chance that it will make it to the correct mailbox, but you will of course be subject to a host of new emails from NRA about lots of reasons to give them money, and collectible figurines, commemorative coins and whatnot.
2. Do It Yourself (suggested) – State legislators know that they are elected by a tiny fraction of the population who actually show up at the polls. Use this page to look up the contact details on your State HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE (not Senator) and call and email. JUST DO IT! DON’T JUST THINK ABOUT IT! So few are willing to go the extra step. Be one.
Note that this is not national legislation. It is just for state of Illinois, called SB-1657, but it would set a dangerous precedent that would soon be followed by other corrupt anti-gun run states like Massachusetts, New York and California. Don’t forget that Washington State actually passed a law banning private sales of firearms between individuals, and we all just sat back and let it happen because we didn’t believe it would.
The SB-1657 bill would turn gunshops into a state licensed business, similar to a liquor store or yellow cab. You would have to get permission to open a gunshop and the gunshops currently open would be subject to approval of a potentially corrupt panel to even stay open. Especially in Illinois, the mobster capital of the world, it would instantly turn into a political favors game for who is allowed to sell guns. Ultimately it will be a huge hit for the gun rights of the people of Illinois, and it would drive us further down the slippery slope of 2nd Amendment erosion that began with the original Federal gun dealer licensing act of 1968.
Please take the time and hunt down your friends and acquaintances in Illinois. Use your Facebook to get the word out if you have one, and lets get this bill defeated!