John Boch of Guns Save Life warned that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan would try to pull a legislative fast one by pushing through his own court-mandated concealed carry bill rather than the one backed by the NRA. Madigan’s opus is spiked with restrictions so onerous that most Land o’ Lincoln gun owners would sooner turn down a date with Danielle Knudson than jump through the hoops required to legally pack heat. Under the Speaker’s scheme, prospective toters would be required to carry $1 million in liability insurance coverage and undergo 40 hours (yes, one full work week) of training. And that week would also include . . .
Twenty hours of range time — can you imagine the ammo cost at current prices? What’s more, only cops will be allowed to administer the training. Picture it: Chicago cops — who report to Garry McCarthy — teaching CCW classes. What could possibly go wrong?
Oh, one last requirement — a mandatory psych evaluation. Because you’d have to be nuts to want to carry a gun, right?
The Illinois State Rifle Association has issued the following APB for Illinoisans to contact their reps and oppose this steaming pile of merde:
URGENT ALERT – YOUR ACTION REQUIRED
It’s a floor fight going on in the Illinois House of Representatives right now on Mike Madigan’s HB-1155 carry bill.
It’s time a again to call your representative and urge hiim or her to only support the amendments to this bill that have been introduced by Brandon Phelps (right now that’s amendment #27)
Any amendment not by Brandon Phelps is an attempt to restrict your rights and is not supported by ISRA.
Urge your representative to vote NO on any such amendment.
If you do not know who your state representative is, please click the link below and you will be able to identify your representative and get their Springfield phone number.
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