This state really sucks..The following is from the ISRA (ILLinois State Rife Assoc) in their Thursday news broadcast:
"The Spring 2019 session of the Illinois General Assembly has finally ended. The big push by the anti-gun side was the Fix the FOID bill (SB1966), sponsored by Kathleen Willis and co-sponsored by her fellow travelers. Of course, it did everything but fix the FOID card but that is immaterial. The true intent was to destroy private firearm ownership by pricing and regulating average and low income citizens out of their Second Amendment Rights. The ISRA lobbying team and other pro-gun lobbyists worked together to stop this terrible bill. Had this bill passed, the ISRA, NRA and SAF were poised to file suit and had been for some time. This bill was clearly unconstitutional.
I want to thank the members who donated their time and constant vigilance who acted quickly on alerts that were sent out, calling for witness slips and calling their legislators. I also want to thank those who joined and donated to the ISRA, to all those who came to IGOLD and the dozens of other rallies around the state. It all made a difference.
The question is where do we go from here? First, we have to be ready for the first and second Veto Sessions which are scheduled for October 28th, 29th and 30th and November 12th, 13th and 14th. At this time, it is likely they will revisit SB1966. All members need to be ready. Then, of course, there is the Primary and General Elections. Just to announce that, is not enough. What we have to do is keep building through the summer, fall and winter. That means more rallies and more membership drives. We will have to work very hard to be ready for both the Spring 2020 Legislative Session and the elections. Whenever we have an event, please bring someone with you. I have seen how valuable these rallies are. The more gun owners we can reach, the better off we are."