Here is a link to the full text of this bill:
This bill (along with all other forms of gun control) is a direct violation of our constitutional right to bear arms as law abiding Americans, and will limit the ability of many citizens to own a firearm. Meanwhile, anyone with common sense can realize that non law abiding citizens will not be affected - they will disregard the law and continue to own their firearm.
If you live in the state of Illinois, please start contacting your legislators NOW. If you do not know how to contact your legislator, or who your legislators are, here is a link that will help you obtain that information: http://www.capwiz.com/nra/state/main/?state=IL&view=myofficials
Illinois House Bill 687 is not the only anti-gun bill that Illinois lawmakers are looking at. Two other current Illinois house bills that threaten Illinoisans right to bear arms are:
- House Bill 758, which would virtually ban the private transfer of firearms. Here is a link to the full text of this bill: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=51&GA=95&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=758&GAID=9&LegID=28058&SpecSess=&Session=
- House Bill 48 (the private handgun sales ban). Here is a link to the full text of this unfortunate piece of trash that might one day become law: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=76&GA=96&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=48&GAID=10&LegID=40008&SpecSess=&Session=
You might ask why I, someone who does not own a gun, cares to speak out against gun control.
My position on this is simple: Law abiding citizens are the only people who will abide to gun control laws, making us easy targets for criminals. If you took one look at me- a very small, clean cut appearing woman - you could probably guess that I don't make it my normal practice to break the law. SO IF YOU MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR ME TO PURCHASE AND CARRY A GUN, EVERYONE WILL MAKE THE EASY ASSUMPTION THAT I DON'T HAVE ONE....