Below is an alert from the NRA, regarding a pro gun rights reform that has passed the Illinois legislature, and awaits the signature of Governor Pat Quinn:
Pro-Gun Reform Bill Heading to Governor’s Desk!
Please Contact the Governor Today!
House Bill 182 passed the Illinois House today by a vote of 90-28. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Pat Quinn (D) for his consideration.
This legislation would simply change the Unlawful Use of Weapons (UUW) law, adding “dwelling” to the list of exemptions in which a law-abiding citizen is restricted from carrying a firearm. While “abode” is currently one of the exempted areas, under Illinois law, “abode” is strictly interpreted to mean only one’s actual home, and applies only to those who live there. By adding “dwelling,” the exemption is expanded to allow for situations such as visiting a family member’s home, going target shooting at a friend’s farm, or having a gun for personal protection within a hotel room.
Please contact Governor Quinn TODAY and respectfully urge him to sign this critical reform. Contact information for the Governor can be found by clicking here.