Illinois Governor Tries to Turn Pro Gun Bill Into “Assault Weapons” Ban

Published by the Author on December 1, 2012 at 4:06 am > Gun Related News > Illinois Governor Tries to Turn Pro Gun Bill Into “Assault Weapons” Ban

Below is a bulletin from the Illinois State Rifle Association, concerning Illinois SB681 and Governor Quinn’s actions to turn an unobjectionable piece of pro-gun legislation into a ban on so-called assault weapons:



On Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2012, the Illinois Senate passed SB681 in its original form at a margin of 49 – 4. The bill, SB681, was a simple bill that allowed ammunition to be mail ordered from dealers or companies in Illinois and shipped to FOID card holders in Illinois. FOID card holders could already order ammunition from out of state sources.

The Governor illegally used his amendatory veto power and substituted language to turn SB681 into an all encompassing ‘assault’ weapons ban. The Illinois Senate reaffirmed the original language and intent of SB681.

Next week, SB681 will have to be voted on in the Illinois House of Representatives. Be sure to call your state representative and ask them to vote for the override of the Governor’s Veto of SB681. To reach your representative, please click here for the Illinois State Board of Elections website to learn who your legislators are!

There are several links to this week’s Thursday bulletin, but one of them is the announcement of this year’s IGOLD event. Please print it or email it to your friends. We need to make this year’s IGOLD event the biggest and best ever.

Richard Pearson
ISRA Executive Director

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