BREAKING: New Details on Illinois Modern Firearm Ban Bill

 

UPDATE: Two firearms-related bills are now headed for committee. Click here to read the texts.

The NRA’s Illinois rep confirms Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s gun ban bill. Posting at illinoiscarry.com, Todd Vandermyde says “Not only are they going after semi-autos and magazines, but they are going after ranges . . . Sources say the new bills would require any range open to the public to be run by an FFL. That they would be licensed under unlimited rules and regulations by the State Police. If you see what the Governor did under his AV of SB-681, you can imagine what kind of rules/standards he would put in place to run a range.” The new bill would also prevent non-FOID card holders from getting firearm safety training with a live fire component. “At this time we have no bill numbers,” Todd says. “But we anticipate them using house bills passed over for floor amendments which would only take a matter of hours to clear committee and be ready for a final vote. Legislative offices are open today.” Any gun owner can call Senator Cullerton at 773-883-0770 to lodge their protest.

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69 Responses to BREAKING: New Details on Illinois Modern Firearm Ban Bill

  1. avatarAnmut says:

    I think it’s time to bring back tar and feathering. Not only is this a retarded challenge to the 2nd Amendment, it’s a waste of tax payer money to even debate it. Of all the things IL has going against it, this is what they are going to make a priority in their lame duck session?

    If I lived in IL I would be down at the governor’s mansion every night with a pitchfork and a torch.

  2. avatarSanchanim says:

    This is a scary time we are living in..

  3. avatarduke nukem says:

    holy crap! prople of illinois wake up!! this is an unbelieavle act of treason by your senator!!!!

  4. avatarrangered says:

    “The new bill would also prevent non-FOID card holders from getting firearm safety training with a live fire component. ”

    Brilliant!

    My life has turned into a Monty Python Sketch……

    • avatarRob says:

      Well, can you defend yourself against a man wielding a banana?

    • avatarready,fire,aim says:

      LOL…slap the bad guy in the face with a fish….LOL

    • avatarLiberty2Alpha says:

      The Government of Illinois feels that the “theory” of self defense is enough to get your through life.

      Apparently, Delores Umbridge is writing policy in the People’s Republic of Illinois.

  5. avatarAnmut says:

    When calling the number listed in the article they won’t transfer you they will just give you his office number – which is: 773-883-0770

    @RF Can you change your original article?

    • avatarRobert Farago says:

      Done. Thanks.

      • avatarProfBathrobe says:

        I tried. The entire line is backed up. Good sign for us I guess. Unless they just disconnected it. Less good.

        • avatarAccur81 says:

          If you have an IPhone, you can read TTAG articles while you are on hold! My wait was about 5 minutes or so, before I left a message with one of Cullerton’s aides. I just said that I opposed his AWB bill, and that I oppose the fact that Illinois is the only state in the union that does not allow concealed carry. Keep at it!

  6. avatarAWW says:

    Great editorial from Walter Williams this week on the 2nd Amendment…focuses on what the authors of the amendment intended when writing it.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/01/02/why-the-2nd-amendment-n1476632

  7. avatarmatt says:

    RF forgot to include it, but the amendment would also prohibit clubs from having “open” days. Which would shut down Aurora Sportsman’s Club’s Zombie Shoot, and recruitment days. It isnt a cheap club either, last time I checked it there was a $350 initiation fee, $350 per year fee, and mandatory yearly volunteering (10 or 20 hours). So prospective members would certainly want to check it out before committing to a membership. It is also the closest real rifle range (> 50 feet) to Chicago. There would still be Maxons I guess, which is a public range ran by a FFL, but shooting .308 indoors at 50 feet sucks. And there is usually at least a half hour wait there.

  8. avatarJim Barrett says:

    Okay, so, I’m confused here. From much of what has been posted here on TTAG over the past few weeks, I would have assumed that any bill this broad would be shot down under 2A. After all, Heller in 2008 confirmed not only that possession of firearms by an individual was an individual right, but it also noted that the weapons that could be possessed would be guns in common use. I can understand how they get away with banning certain types of semi-auto rifles, but can’t see how a ban on handguns will likely hold up.

    Are we really thinking that if they pass something like this, that it could hold up in court? Really?

    As for calling the senator in question, I think that it is a waste of time (particularly for those out of state) for two reasons:

    1. This is a guy who like DiFi, seriously believes he is in the right and anyone who questions him is a gun nut who can be ignored.
    2. If you are from out of state, he could give a rat’s ass what you think. You don’t have any say in his election, so you are simply an out of state agitator. If you are from in state, you might have more pull, but your time would probably be better spent burning up the phone lines of some of the other senators who could vote this piece of trash down.

    • avatarC. Walther says:

      Are we really thinking that if they pass something like this, that it could hold up in court? Really?

      No, but (and correct me if I’m wrong) depending on how short the amnesty window is, the state might be able to do all the damage it needs to in the lag time between the bill’s passing and the court striking it down.

      • avatarRandy Drescher says:

        Unless they can get a TRO, otherwise I thought the same thing, Randy

      • avatarSlappy says:

        Yes, but in that scenario when the law is struck down, the State would be on the hook for all of the confiscated firearms (personal property). I doubt they would have been warehoused for safe keeping!

    • avatarAccur81 says:

      You can still voice your opinion. I believe it is unconstitutional as well, but the corrupt legislature out of Chicago has been anti-2A for years. And they’ve pretty much been getting away with it. There are the only “no issue” state in the Union.

      You can also tell them you refuse to do business in their state due to their ridiculous laws.

    • avatarmatt says:

      Are we really thinking that if they pass something like this, that it could hold up in court? Really?

      They know it wont hold up in court. They also know they can keep on appealing it, so it takes 4 or 5 years to get struck down. In the mean time, it will enable the police to grab even more guns. It would also effectively prevent people from concealed carrying. One more reason why I own a Single Action Army, it isnt a semi-auto handgun. They dont care if they would have to write a multimillion dollar check to the NRA/ISRA/whoever, because its just tax payer money and we are all ready the most insolvent state in the nation.

      At the end of the day, I see it as perhaps a blessing in disguise, in 4 or 5 years the supreme court will get pissed off at this enough that they will just give us constitutional carry, and strike down the FOID act.

      • avatarrangered says:

        Wonder if those who pin their hopes on court overturning any draconian laws were also the same people who pinned their hopes in ref: the fiscal cliff/deficit reduction votes on the Republican majority in the House.

        The only certain way to prevent confiscation of your weapon and magazines is to make sure the law is never passed. Once it is enacted, its a crap shoot from there. Our politicians have shown a lack of spine, intestinal fortitude and gonadal size lately

  9. avatarChris says:

    I’m sorry for the sane people of IL but I want to see this pass so we can get a case in front of the SCOTUS ASAP to (hopefully) reafirm our 2nd amendment rights so all these proposed bans get put to bed for good.

  10. avatarAlex says:

    This has no chance of passing. The only reason for this bill is so that some democrats challenging a republican seat can say “candidate X voted against protecting our children” or some other such BS.

    • avatarLeo Atrox says:

      I hope that’s true. The state legislature has been pro-gun of late … But it is still Democrat dominated; so its support for the constitution may be a bit wishy-washy. I guess we’ll see. (“Liberal,” afterall, does not refer to economic policy.)

  11. avatarat says:

    I hope you guys realize that on December 11th the federal courts just gave IL 180 days to pass a conceal carry bill. This is nothing more than a ploy by Chicago Democrats to gain a bargaining chip in the fight on Conceal Carry.

  12. avatarRecoveringAtheist says:

    How any gun manufacturer and/or assembler that operates in this hell hole of a state stays here is beyond me. Les Baer made such a wise decision to GTFO.

  13. avatarwabiker says:

    A Lesson to be Learned on the Anniversary of Wounded Knee

    December 29, 2012 marks the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
    These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown, of the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children.

    Around 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, over half cut down by friendly fire from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry were deemed “National Heros” and awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of cowardice.

    We do not hear of Wounded Knee today. It is not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little does exist about Wounded Knee is normally the sanitized “Official Government Explanation” or the historically and factually inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre on the movie screen.

    Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.

    Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment- The right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted “hunting” was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and “target shooting” was an unheard of concept, musket balls were a precious commodity in the wilds of early America, and were certainly not wasted “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defense purposes should such tyranny rise in the United States.

    As time goes on the average citizen in the United States continues to lose personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times unjust bills are passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or “for protection”. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, then expanded and continued by Barack Obama is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be taken away for “our safety”.

    Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-
    Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, defective people will always find a way around it.

    And another thought Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power- governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do governments target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation of firearms from the people.

    Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we shouldn’t be in such a hurry to surrender our Right to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we have no right to defend ourselves and our families.

    • avatarAharon says:

      Thank you for posting this comment. Some people say that few will or can be found to go door to door confiscating guns. I think that is nonsense and that there are a huge number of sheeple thugs (as there are in all generations among all societies) that will happily do what their government rulers tell them to do. Those thugs are among the police, military, the gun-grabbing Left, and in the Obama Youth Core.

    • avatarMatt in FL says:

      Excellent comment. Thank you.

    • avatarإبليس says:

      I’m glad we won the Indian Wars.

  14. avatarRick McCullum says:

    So let me get this straight. I have never hurt any one in my life let alone with a gun, I am not responsible for the killing of this poor woman nor is the gun, the chances that i will hurt someone even in self defense are basically nil–but they would take away my guns anyway? Only government will have guns–that would be worse yet.

    • avatarCommonSense says:

      “Every time there’s a shootout, they want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.” -William S. Burroughs

  15. avatarJW says:

    They are not answering the 773 # posted above.

  16. avatarV says:

    I am curious, as the Illinois State constituition also has a provision, much like the 2A:
    SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS
    Subject only to the police power, the right of the
    individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be
    infringed.

    How can this bill be legal at all?

    • avatarmatt says:

      How can this bill be legal at all?

      “Subject only to the police power”

      The bill makes it illegal, and the police enforce it. What don’t you understand about it?

  17. avatarrick grasty says:

    Im having no problem getting through to anti gun people in Springfield,so that tell me there is not enough people calling and making to views heard on this unconstitutional act..Please let you voice be heard…Senator John J. Cullerton is the one trying to pushing this through in the lame duck session..Call and let him know we will not be part of his effort to disarm our legal gun owners..

    call this number1 (217) 782-2728

  18. avatarguzzimike says:

    Born/bred Illinois resident here. Between the Newtown tragedy & this incredible waste of taxpayer time/resources I have been sick to my stomach for the last 3 weeks. I don’t think I’m as avid a shooter as some of you but anyone who doesn’t see efforts like this as an attempt to strip away your rights (not just 2A) is blind. Honestly, it’s not that big of a leap to say that restriction of 1A things like blogging, social media, web sites, etc. couldn’t be next.

  19. avatarchris says:

    As far as I am concerned, all those involved in promoting this “law” or even considering enforcing it, are criminals and should be unquestioningly punished for treason. Theses fools just don’t understand the mind set of the majority of Americans, i.e. coming for my guns is similar to coming for my children, you are crossing a line that cannot be uncrossed, I consider whoever you they maybe as a mortal threat to my loved ones.

  20. avatarWilliam says:

    Since it hasn’t happened on this forum as of yet, it’s time to get down to brass tacks and consider, “WHAT is a ‘modern firearm’?”

    Here’s my opinion: it will be defined as any firearm under 125 years old. Because you KNOW they want the Colt 1911s, RIGHT?

    And the door-to-door stuff? Not right away. They’re gonna issue BENCH WARRANTS for non-compliant people (the ones who didn’t turn in their “illegal” weapons; they’ll pick you up at a checkpoint, disappear you, and go to your home and collect your arms, and your children too, if they’re at home….

    DON’T GO ‘ROUND UNARMED. It’s ON.

  21. avatarTom Loyd says:

    This is one reason that that I will never visit Il. If they try and take away our rights as given to us through the Bill of Rights, and our Constution, then I have no use for them. Is it going to take another Civil War “that no one would win”, to get these politicians to Follow our Bill of Rights? How do these people get elected? We as a nation need to realize that most of these Men and Women, are only here for what they can get out of this Nation. We as a nation need to come together and revoke all the Pay raises for the last 30 years, the retirement, health benefits, of all Senators, Congressman, Judges, and require that All Pay Raises will be voted on by the people, and that they will receive the same Retirement and Benefits, as all the rest of us. The Jobs of Congressman, and Senators should be a privledge and not a right. Elected Office should be a Maxium of Four or Six years Total, with Eight years for the President. These Jobs should be for anyone who wants to Devote the time and energy for the job, not just the richest. Lobbiest will not be allowed in the halls of the Senate,nor of Congress, and no gifts of free Airplane Trips or vacations or anything more than Twenty Dollars. Senators and Congressmanwill be provided an Expense account to be determined by a panel of Citizens. Let us as a nation come back to In God we Trust, and swear on the Holy Bible.

  22. avatarNAILIT says:

    i think bill will be looking for a new job next time around? REMEMBER TO VOTE HIM OUT THATS YOUR RIGHT!!!!!!!!

  23. avatarRyan says:

    To: cullerton@senatedem.illinois.gov
    Date Wednesday, January 2, 2013 13:08

    The views expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defense, the United States Government or its third party service providers

    I oppose any bill that tries to limit my Rights. Support of any Bill that infringes on my constitutionally protected rights is punishable under Title 18 U.S.C., Section 241.

    From Norton Vs Shelby county: “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”

    I am not of the mind to give up any of my freedoms afforded to me by the Constitution. Others may choose to, that is fine. But they must realize that they have that ability because there are good people with guns ready to do whatever is necessary to protect their rights whether they agree with it or not. That is true love and true patriotism. If there were not a long line of like minded people standing at the ready, I fear that many people would not have the ability to publicly profess their beliefs in the manner in which we do today. That to me is sad. As they say a freedom not exercised, is a freedom lost.

    Banning guns will never solve the issue. There will never be any ‘gun buyback schemes” that will work. Criminals will never give them up willfully. There is only one thing these predators understand and that is power. I believe that we should give good honest law abiding people whatever tools necessary to defend their own lives and those of their families and loved ones.

    I am also of the opinion that “Gun free zones” must be abolished as they are a safe haven for predators to carry out their atrocious acts unchallenged.

    Constitutionally speaking, the militia and the citizenry are synonymous.
    They are one in the same, because the militia was and is made up of ALL able bodied men. As you know, the primary purpose for the 2nd amendment is to defend a member state and the citizens therein against an out of control, tyrannical federal government. Therefore the 2nd amendment is just as important now as it ever has been considering the direction our federal government is going.

    As far as “assault weapons” are concerned, as long as those in power have them, so will I. As long as those who have the power and resolve to oppress me, I will be equally as armed as they are. Period.

    An assault rifle has three distinct characteristics according to the United States military.
    1. The firearm must be chambered to an intermediate cartridge.
    2. The firearm must have a detachable box magazine.
    3. The firearm must be capable of selective fire.

    It must have all three to be an Assault Weapon and #3 is already an NFA item.

    The United States of America is the greatest military power in the world. Our military capabilities far surpass those of any other nation on earth. The reality is: Take just two states of the union for this example we’ll choose Pennsylvania & Michigan; If only the portion of Michigan & Pennsylvania’s population which had hunting licenses took up arms which is roughly 1,005,000 & 1,299,372 people (total 2,304,372), you would have the LARGEST STANDING ARMY IN THE WORLD by over nearly 1 million bodies. That doesn’t include non-hunters who are armed, sport & competitive shooters, recreational shooters prior military and law enforcement in those states. Add people the other states and the number grows to nearly incomprehensible size.

    This was part of the original thinking behind the 2nd amendment. Our system was designed to operate behind a system of checks and balances, and being equally armed as those who have the power is one of those checks and balances.

    The 2nd amendment HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HUNTING. Think about it. Back then, people hunted for their food. It was the ONLY way to survive and feed one’s family. There were no grocery stores. Because hunting was a common and everyday activity, why in the world would the founders feel it necessary to guarantee the right to hunt in a bill of rights whose power is derived from God? They didn’t. Therefore, the primary purpose for the 2nd amendment is as I stated above.

    The moral of the story here is:

    We the People have loaned out power to you, the Government and ultimately have the ability to govern the Government through the constitutionally protected democratic process.

    Federal Statute in 10 U.S.C. § 502
    Enlistment oath:

    “I, (YOUR NAME HERE), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

    See the Order?

    0. solemnly swear(to God)
    1. support and defend the Constitution
    2. bear true faith and allegiance to the (same) Constitution
    3. orders of the President of the United States
    4. orders of the officers appointed over me
    5. regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice
    6. So help me God

    As long as 3, 4 or 5 do not contradict 0, 1, 2 and 6.

    Declaration of Orders I Will NOT Obey because they contradict 0, 1, 2 and 6.

    Recognizing that I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and affirming that I am a guardian of the Republic, of the principles in our Declaration of Independence, and of the rights of our people, I affirm and declare the following:

    1. I will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.

    2. I will NOT obey any order to conduct warrantless searches of the American people, their homes, vehicles, papers, or effects — such as warrantless house-to house searches for weapons or persons.

    3. I will NOT obey any order to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to trial by military tribunal.

    4. I will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state, or to enter with force into a state, without the express consent and invitation of that state’s legislature and governor.

    5. I will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty and declares the national government to be in violation of the compact by which that state entered the Union.

    6. I will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

    7. I will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

    8. I will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control” during any emergency, or under any other pretext. I will consider such use of foreign troops against our people to be an invasion and an act of war.

    9. I will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies, under any emergency pretext whatsoever.

    10. I will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

    USC › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 241
    Conspiracy against rights

    If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

    They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

    Feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to give you a primer on the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and what the term Freedom means.

    Sincerely,
    SSG Ryan Sexton
    United States Army

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  24. avatarNicolas Rosen says:

    Let’s say they actually get it passed in theory. Here’s a fact after, what Hitler and Stalin did after the guns were banned in Russia and Germany the slaughter was uncontrolled. The State had nothing to fear and did anything they wanted to. If the Jews had not turned in their guns and used them Hitler would never have been able to kill six million men women and children. There is a huge number of law abiding gun owners in this state, far and above the number of state police that would try and disarm us. All it takes is the will to resist.

    • avatarrick grasty says:

      gun bands lead to a police state where you have no rights and are unable to defended yourself.. Germany and Russia, but China, Turkey, Cambodia, and many small african countrys… Wake up and call there corrupt mindless &*^&%$

  25. avatarChris Dumm says:

    Didn’t the Illinois House of Representatives just override the governor’s veto, and pass a bill allowing online ammo purchases? I’m hopeful that a confiscatory bill like this will not survive a gun-friendly House that has demonstrated its willingness and ability to override a gubernatorial veto.

  26. avatarguzzimike says:

    illinoiscarry.com site (go to the forum) just posted info under the illinois politics part w/text showing the 10 round mag ban amendment. Can’t post link directly… phone being stupid @ the moment

  27. avatarmliblover says:

    Any Congress person that does not understand the word “infringed”, has no business in Congress. Any Congress person that supports such a obvious assault on the constitution should be at the very least be removed for ethics violations. If I recall correctly, these folks swear an oath to defend the constitution not attack it.

  28. avatarrick grasty says:

    PEOPLE TO CALL IF YOU ARE A ILL. GUN OWNER,MAKE YOU VIEWS KNOW TO THIS CORRUPT SYSTEM AND SAVE YOUR RIGHTS.
    Senate Members

    Illinois General Assembly

    Pamela J. Althoff – District 32
    M103C Capitol Building One North Virginia Street
    Springfield, IL 62706 Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (217) 782-8000 (815) 455-6330
    (217) 782-9586 (FAX) (815) 455-8284 (FAX)

    Tim Bivins – District 45
    M103A Capitol Building 629 N. Galena
    Springfield, IL 62706 Dixon, IL 61021
    (217) 782-0180 (815) 284-0045
    (217) 782-9586 (FAX) (815) 284-0207 (FAX)

    Larry K. Bomke – District 50
    307 Capitol Building 307 Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL 62706 Springfield, IL 62706
    (217) 782-0228 (217) 782-0228
    (217) 782-5406 (FAX) (217) 782-5406 (FAX)

    William E. Brady – District 44
    105A Capitol Building 2203 Eastland Drive
    Suite 3
    Springfield, IL 62706 Bloomington, IL 61704
    (217) 782-6216 (309) 664-4440
    (217) 782-0116 (FAX) (309) 664-8597 (FAX)

    James F. Clayborne, Jr. – District 57
    329 Capitol Building Kenneth Hall Regional Office Building
    10 Collinsville Avenue, Suite 201-A
    Springfield, IL 62706 East St. Louis, IL 62201
    (217) 782-5399 (618) 875-1212
    (217) 558-6013 (FAX) (618) 274-3010 (FAX)

    Annazette R. Collins – District 5
    M121 Capitol 2417 W. Madison
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60612
    (217) 782-6252 (312) 733-5009
    (312) 733-5098 (FAX)

    Jacqueline Y. Collins – District 16
    M114 Capitol Building 1155 West 79th Street
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60620
    (217) 782-1607 (773) 224-2830
    (217) 782-2115 (FAX) (773) 224-2855 (FAX)

    M. Maggie Crotty – District 19
    123 Capitol Building 5119 West 159th Street
    1st Floor East
    Springfield, IL 62706 Oak Forest, IL 60452
    (217) 782-9595 (708) 687-9696
    (217) 558-6006 (FAX) (708) 687-9801 (FAX)

    John J. Cullerton – District 6
    327 Capitol Building 1726 W. Belmont
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60657
    (217) 782-2728 (773) 883-0770
    (217) 782-3242 (FAX) (773) 296-0993 (FAX)

    Shane Cultra – District 53
    303 E Stratton Office Building 104 W. Lincoln Ave
    Springfield, IL 62706 Onarga, IL 60955
    (217) 782-6597 (815) 268-4090
    (217) 782-4885 (FAX) (815) 268-7245 (FAX)

    William Delgado – District 2
    623 Capitol Building 4150 W. Armitage
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60639
    (217) 782-5652 (773) 292-0202
    (217) 782-1631 (FAX) (773) 292-1903 (FAX)

    Kirk W. Dillard – District 24
    103C Capitol Building One South Cass Avenue
    Suite 201
    Springfield, IL 62706 Westmont, IL 60559
    (217) 782-8148 (630) 969-0990
    (217) 782-4079 (FAX) (630) 969-1007 (FAX)

    Dan Duffy – District 26
    105D Capitol Building 330 E. Main Street
    Suite 301
    Springfield, IL 62706 Barrington, IL 60010
    (217) 782-8010 (847) 277-7100
    (217) 782-0116 (FAX) (847) 277-7101 (FAX)

    Gary Forby – District 59
    537 Capitol Building 903 W. Washington
    Suite 5
    Springfield, IL 62706 Benton, IL 62812
    (217) 782-5509 (618) 439-2504
    (217) 782-8287 (FAX) (618) 438-3704 (FAX)

    Michael W. Frerichs – District 52
    118 Capitol Building 45 E. University Ave.
    Suite 206
    Springfield, IL 62706 Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 782-2507 (217) 355-5252
    (217) 782-2331 (FAX) (217) 355-5255 (FAX)

    Susan Garrett – District 29
    129 Capitol Building 425 Sheridan Road
    Springfield, IL 62706 Highwood, IL 60040
    (217) 782-3650 (847) 433-2002
    (217) 782-2331 (FAX) (847) 433-8002 (FAX)

    William R. Haine – District 56
    525 Capitol Building 307 Henry Street
    Suite 210
    Springfield, IL 62706 Alton, IL 62002
    (217) 782-5247 (618) 465-4764
    (217) 782-5340 (FAX) (618) 465-4816 (FAX)

    Don Harmon – District 39
    329 Capitol Building 6933 W. North Avenue
    Springfield, IL 62706 Oak Park, IL 60302
    (217) 782-8176 (708) 848-2002
    (217) 558-6013 (FAX) (708) 848-2022 (FAX)

    Linda Holmes – District 42
    M122 Capitol Building 13242 S. Rt. 59 Suite 200
    Springfield, IL 62706 Plainfield, IL 60585
    (217) 782-0422 (815) 609-3711
    (217) 782-2115 (FAX) (815) 609-0071 (FAX)

    Mattie Hunter – District 3
    615 Capitol Building 2929 S. Wabash Avenue
    Suite 102
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60616
    (217) 782-5966 (312) 949-1908
    (217) 782-1631 (FAX) (312) 949-1958 (FAX)

    Toi W. Hutchinson – District 40
    517 Capitol Building 222 Vollmer Rd., Suite 1D
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (217) 782-7419 (708) 756-0882
    (217) 557-3930 (FAX) (708) 756-0885 (FAX)

    Mike Jacobs – District 36
    127 Capitol Building 606 19th Street
    Springfield, IL 62706 Moline, IL 61265
    (217) 782-5957 (309) 797-0001

    Christine J. Johnson – District 35
    303 I Stratton Office Building 1711 DeKalb Avenue
    Suite 2
    Springfield, IL 62706 Sycamore, IL 60178
    (217) 782-1977 (815) 895-6318
    (217) 782-4885 (FAX) (815) 895-2905 (FAX)

    Thomas Johnson – District 48
    M103B Capitol Building 1725 S. Naperville Road
    Suite 200
    Springfield, IL 62706 Wheaton, IL 60189
    (217) 782-8022 (630) 682-8100
    (217) 782-9586 (FAX) (630) 682-8108 (FAX)

    Emil Jones, III – District 14
    519 Capitol Building 507 West 111th Street
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60628
    (217) 782-9573 (773) 995-7748
    (217) 557-3930 (FAX) (773) 995-9061 (FAX)

    John O. Jones – District 54
    303 F Stratton Office Building 2929 Broadway
    Suite 5
    Springfield, IL 62706 Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
    (217) 782-0471 (618) 242-9511
    (217) 782-4885 (FAX) (618) 242-9516 (FAX)

    David Koehler – District 46
    M106 Capitol Building 400 NE Jefferson, Suite 200
    Springfield, IL 62706 Peoria, IL 61603
    (217) 782-8250 (309) 677-0120
    (217) 782-2115 (FAX)

    Dan Kotowski – District 33
    M118 Capitol Building 350 S. Northwest Hwy. Suite 300
    Springfield, IL 62706 Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (217) 782-3875 (847) 656-5414
    (217) 782-2115 (FAX) (847) 656-5201 (FAX)

    Darin M. LaHood – District 37
    M103F Capitol Building 5415 N. University
    Suite 105
    Springfield, IL 62706 Peoria, IL 61614
    (217) 782-1942 (309) 693-4921
    (217) 782-9586 (FAX) (309) 693-4923 (FAX)

    Steven M. Landek – District 11
    113 Capitol Building 6215 79th Street
    Suite 1A
    Springfield, IL 62706 Burbank, IL 60459
    (217) 782-0054 (708) 430-2510
    (217) 782-2331 (FAX) (708) 430-2610 (FAX)

    Chris Lauzen – District 25
    103A Capitol Building 52 West Downer Place
    Suite 201
    Springfield, IL 62706 Aurora, IL 60506
    (217) 782-0052 (630) 264-2334
    (630) 264-1566 (FAX)

    Kimberly A. Lightford – District 4
    323 Capitol Building 10001 West Roosevelt Road
    Suite 202
    Springfield, IL 62706 Westchester, IL 60154
    (217) 782-8505 (708) 343-7444
    (217) 558-2068 (FAX) (708) 343-7400 (FAX)

    Terry Link – District 30
    321 Capitol Building 430 Milwaukee Avenue
    Springfield, IL 62706 Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (217) 782-8181 (847) 821-1811
    (217) 782-4450 (FAX) (847) 821-1815 (FAX)

    David S. Luechtefeld – District 58
    103B Capitol Building 700 North Front Street
    Springfield, IL 62706 Okawville, IL 62271
    (217) 782-8137 (618) 243-9014
    (217) 782-4079 (FAX) (618) 243-5376 (FAX)

    Edward D. Maloney – District 18
    509 Capitol Building 10400 S. Western Ave.
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60643
    (217) 782-5145 (773) 881-4180
    (217) 782-5340 (FAX) (773) 881-4243 (FAX)

    Iris Y. Martinez – District 20
    529 Capitol Building 2845 N. Kedzie Avenue
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60618
    (217) 782-8191 (773) 463-0720
    (217) 782-5340 (FAX) (773) 463-0795 (FAX)

    Wm. Sam McCann – District 49
    303 M Stratton Office Building 220 N. Broad St
    Springfield, IL 62706 Carlinville, IL 62626
    (217) 782-8206 (217) 854-4441
    (217) 782-4885 (FAX) (217) 854-5311 (FAX)

    Kyle McCarter – District 51
    105B Capitol Building 112 Executive Dr.
    Springfield, IL 62706 Highland, IL 62249
    (217) 782-5755 (618) 654-4068
    (217) 782-0116 (FAX) (618) 654-4089 (FAX)

    Pat McGuire – District 43
    124 Capitol Building 2200 Weber Road
    Springfield, IL 62706 Crest Hill, IL 60403
    (217) 782-8800 (815) 207-4445
    (217) 558-6006 (FAX) (815) 207-4446 (FAX)

    James T. Meeks – District 15
    M113 Capitol Building 2050 E. 159th Street
    Springfield, IL 62706 Calumet City, IL 60409
    (217) 782-8066 (708) 862-1515
    (217) 782-6895 (FAX) (708) 862-4745 (FAX)

    John J. Millner – District 28
    105C Capitol Building 2700 International Drive
    Suite 100
    Springfield, IL 62706 West Chicago, IL 60185
    (217) 782-8192 (630) 762-6255
    (217) 782-0116 (FAX) (630) 762-6256 (FAX)

    John G. Mulroe – District 10
    M108 Capitol Building 6107 B North Northwest Highway
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60631
    (217) 782-1035 (773) 763-3810
    (217) 782-2115 (FAX) (773) 763-3881 (FAX)

    Antonio Muñoz – District 1
    323 Capitol Building 1836 West 35th Street 1st Floor
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60609
    (217) 782-9415 (773) 869-9050
    (217) 558-1042 (FAX) (773) 869-9046 (FAX)

    Matt Murphy – District 27
    303 D Stratton Office Building Palatine Centre Atrium Offices
    17 E. Northwest Hwy. – Suite 4
    Springfield, IL 62706 Palatine, IL 60067
    (217) 782-4471 (847) 776-1490
    (217) 782-7818 (FAX) (847) 776-1494 (FAX)

    Michael Noland – District 22
    M115 Capitol Building Tower Building
    100 E. Chicago Street, Suite 302
    Springfield, IL 62706 Elgin, IL 60120
    (217) 782-7746 (847) 214-8864
    (217) 782-2115 (FAX) (847) 214-8867 (FAX)

    Carole Pankau – District 23
    105K Capitol Building One Tiffany Pointe
    Suite G
    Springfield, IL 62706 Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (217) 782-9463 (630) 582-0390
    (217) 557-3908 (FAX) (630) 582-0391 (FAX)

    Christine Radogno – District 41
    108 Capitol Building 1011 State Street
    Suite 210
    Springfield, IL 62706 Lemont, IL 60439
    (217) 782-9407 (630) 243-0800
    (217) 782-7818 (FAX) (630) 243-0808 (FAX)

    Kwame Raoul – District 13
    122 Capitol Building 1509 E. 53rd Street
    2nd Floor
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60615
    (217) 782-5338 (773) 363-1996
    (217) 558-6006 (FAX) (773) 681-7166 (FAX)

    Sue Rezin – District 38
    M103E Capitol Building 103 Fifth Street
    P.O. Box 260
    Springfield, IL 62706 Peru, IL 61354
    (217) 782-3840 (815) 220-8720
    (217) 782-9586 (FAX) (815) 220-8721 (FAX)

    Dale A. Righter – District 55
    303 A Stratton Office Building 88 Broadway Avenue
    Suite 1
    Springfield, IL 62706 Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 782-6674 (217) 235-6033
    (217) 782-7818 (FAX) (217) 235-6052 (FAX)

    Ron Sandack – District 21
    105E Capitol Building 633 Rogers Street
    Suite 103
    Springfield, IL 62706 Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (217) 782-8107 (630) 737-0504
    (217) 782-0116 (FAX) (630) 737-0509 (FAX)

    Martin A. Sandoval – District 12
    111 Capitol Building 5807 W. 35th Street
    Springfield, IL 62706 Cicero, IL 60804
    (217) 782-5304 (708) 656-2002
    (217) 558-6006 (FAX) (708) 656-7608 (FAX)

    Suzi Schmidt – District 31
    103D Capitol Building 37908 N. Fairfield Road
    Springfield, IL 62706 Lake Villa, IL 60046
    (217) 782-7353 (224) 372-7465
    (217) 782-4079 (FAX) (224) 372-7623 (FAX)

    Jeffrey M. Schoenberg – District 9
    317 Capitol Building 820 Davis Street
    Suite 102
    Springfield, IL 62706 Evanston, IL 60201
    (217) 782-2119 (847) 492-1200
    (217) 782-0715 (FAX) (847) 492-1202 (FAX)

    Ira I. Silverstein – District 8
    501 Capitol Building 2951 West Devon
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60659
    (217) 782-5500 (773) 743-5015
    (217) 782-5340 (FAX) (773) 743-4750 (FAX)

    Heather A. Steans – District 7
    M120 Capitol Building 5533 North Broadway
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60640
    (217) 782-8492 (773) 769-1717
    (217) 782-2115 (FAX) (773) 769-6901 (FAX)

    John M. Sullivan – District 47
    527 Capitol Building 926 Broadway
    Suite 6
    Springfield, IL 62706 Quincy, IL 62301
    (217) 782-2479 (217) 222-2295
    (217) 558-0168 (FAX) (217) 222-2944 (FAX)

    Dave Syverson – District 34
    M103D Capitol Building 200 South Wyman Street
    Suite 302
    Springfield, IL 62706 Rockford, IL 61101
    (217) 782-5413 (815) 987-7555
    (217) 782-9586 (FAX) (815) 987-7563 (FAX)

    Donne E. Trotter – District 17
    627 Capitol Building 8729 S. State St.
    Springfield, IL 62706 Chicago, IL 60619
    (217) 782-3201 (773) 933-7715
    (217) 782-8201 (FAX) (773) 933-5498 (FAX)

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    • avatarjeff fahrenkamp says:

      Illinois citizens need to read their laws. Here is the link to the Ill state police site to get an application for a FOID card.
      http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidapp.cfm
      Please note item 2. US citizen question not marked. There is a question on the application for a foid that asks if you are an US citizen. Do you know what a US citizen is? It is a descendant of a freed slave. A US citizen does not have 2nd Amend. protection. That is why any state can pass a law against guns. The states just do not tell you who the law is imposed on. IT IS FOR CONTROL!
      You do not believe me? From Missouri, RSMo 1.200 … all the citizens of the United States are equally entitled to the privileges of law and justice with the citizens of this state.

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