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Monday, March 02, 2009

The battleground takes shape in Illinois

Last year, freedom advocates in Illinois just barely defeated a private handgun sales ban bill, HB 758. The Brady Campaign, the Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence had all designated HB 758 as their number one goal (or, in the case of the Brady Campaign, the number one Illinois goal), and when they fell (just) short, they were upset enough to resort to bullying tactics (and ignominiously failing).

Well, as one might have guessed, they haven't given up on the idea, and are in fact pursuing HB 48 very aggressively, with thirty sponsors/co-sponsors already.

This one is going to be a real battle, and it seems once again to be the basket into which the citizen disarmament lobby is placing the vast majority of their eggs.

Snuffy Pfleger and Co. are planning to be in Springfield on March 18th to make their push for it.

Keep watching here, Days of Our Trailers, The Armed Schoolteacher, and Illinois Carry, to get an idea of which legislators can be most productively contacted in an attempt to dissuade them from passing this abomination.

Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) lobbyist Todd Vandermyde has an excellent summary of the HB 48 situation.

Oh yeah--have I mentioned IGOLD lately?