NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
Search NSSF

Three Anti-Gun Bills Pending in Illinois House: Take Action Today

Earlier this week three anti-gun bills passed out of the Illinois House Rules Committee.  These bills will now move to the full house where they can be voted on as early as next week.  Please contact your state Representative today and urge him or her to protect your firearms freedoms.  Encourage them to oppose HB 1294, HB 1599 and HB 1855!

House Bill 1294 would ban most semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns.  If this bill becomes law, it will also ban individual firearm parts as well as .50 caliber rifles and ammunition.

House Bill 1599 would re-classify a litany of semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns as “assault weapons.” Furthermore, it would re-classify as “high capacity ammunition” any round chambered in .50 caliber or more.

House Bill 1855 would create penalties for victims of crime when they fail to report a stolen firearm in an arbitrarily determined time-frame. This means that anyone reporting a missing firearm will be investigated in order to determine whether they reported it in time. In other words, the victim becomes the suspect.

Please contact your state Representative TODAY.   Encourage them to oppose HB 1294, HB 1599 and HB 1855!  To find your state representative, click here.


Both comments and pings are currently closed.

20 Responses to “Three Anti-Gun Bills Pending in Illinois House: Take Action Today”

  1. Anonymous

    I can see your concern on the first two bills, but not the third. If your gun is stolen you should report it. The problem is with people who buy guns on behalf of convicted felons then claims it was stolen when the gun is used in a crime. You do not want felons to be getting guns, so why oppose HB 1855? 

  2. El Hefe de Bombaros

    I suppose you would also support
    prosecuting a woman who is raped but does not report it on the argument that if
    reported it could prevent other rapes.  It is backward third world
    thinking to make a crime victim a victim of the government for not reporting
    the crime on time.  

  3. Anonymous

    Gun ownership involves responsibility. If you cannot handle the responsibility you should not have a gun.

  4. Clint

    So a woman shouldn’t have a vagina if she waits to report being raped?

  5. Anonymous

    It is a false analogy. The vagina cannot harm anyone else. Also being raped is emotionally devastating. Losing your gun is not. A better analogy would be if she had AIDS and did not tell a consensual partner. Then she can be charged with a crime.

    We all have responsibilities to one another. Reporting a missing gun is one of them. If you cannot handle that do not buy a gun. I’m starting to think people should have to take an IQ test before they can get a gun license or at least take the analogies section.    

  6. Epm1

    And I’m starting to think that people who advocate enacting even more intrusive and ineffective gun control laws than are now on the books shouldn’t claim to be supporters of our God-given right as free men and women to acquire and keep whatever weapons we believe are necessary to protect our families, ourselves, and our property. There are far, far, too many gun laws in effect now, especially in states such as IL, NY, NJ, CA, MA, etc, etc, and one of the VERY LAST  things our deeply troubled nation needs at what is probably the most critical time in our history since the War Between the States is more of them.

  7. Anonymous

    Any weapon? A stinger missile?

    What if there was a bill that gave you concealed carry but incorporated House Bill 1855? In a democracy you have to comprise.

  8. Rich66

    Compromising is generally for people that have no standards to begin with.
    People that go into a negotiation expecting to lose so they will offer up some sacrificial lamb.

    Kinda like upon learning that your whole family has been kidnapped so you offer one of your kids in return for the safe return of the rest.

  9. Rich66

    Well Mike435,

    In my case and most others you don’t come home and find your gun safe missing with the back and front doors still locked and nothing else disturbed.

    Usually, like in my case, the door is kicked in off the hinges and your mattress is on the floor your wife’s underwear is scatted all over the bedroom floor along with the rest of the drawers in the dresser, all your clothes are on the floor and the place generally looks like bomb just went off in it.

    Believe me when your home gets broken into and you come home and find it like that, you will be traumatized.
    I hope your wife or kids aren’t home when it happens.

    Of course you call the cops and file a report but if you don’t itemize every single item missing and you find out later that more stuff is missing days later that is understandable.

    All three of these laws are useless and stupid but that is what I would expect from the gun hating legislators in Illinois.

    Just another incremental step to turn a legel gun owner into a convicted felon.

  10. Anonymous

     My house has been burglarized. They tore it up pretty good. But it is certainly not as traumatic as rape. I made a list of things taken and did amend it a few days later. But I certainly would not have overlooked a gun being taken. The bill would require reporting the theft 72 hours after you learned of the theft not 72 hours after the theft occurs. And the penulty is that you lose your FOID card.


  11. Clint

    your an idiot

  12. Anonymous

     Clint said: “your an idiot”. That’s an interesting way to put it Clint. You’re an idiot.

  13. Dave0952

    Any type of Gun legislation is ridiculous. Do they blaim the car when a drunk driver kills someone!??? The second ammendment was addopted for a good purpose  – to protect the innocent law abiding citizens.  Maybe if the idiots that come up with stuff ever had a encounter where they needed  to protect themself or a member of their family they might see it our way. I hope the pro gun people out there that have to live in the districts where these legislators live and come up with this stuff.  Ban together and vote them out!!!  There is a lower crime rate in states with conceal carry laws as crooks no better!!

  14. Anonymous

    Cars are regulated Dave.

  15. J. Dregne

    “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity”
    Signed Freud

    That pretty much sums it up on this one!

  16. Linkgrfx

    Having read the comments below, it appears our friend Mike435 is all about compromise. The problem with this way of thinking is that those drafting bills such as these are not interested in compromise – they are merely attempting to put laws on the books that they hope will give them a foothold to their true goal – the total elimination of firearms in the public sector. Anyone that thinks differently is fooling themselves.
    Comparing guns to cars or any other mechanism is pointless when dealing with zealots. They wish to further intrude and force their agendas on the law-abiding, responsible public rather than concentrating on the true problem – getting rid of the criminals. When a person makes the conscious choice to break the law, they give up their rights – we should not, under ANY circumstances lose ours.
    I’ll get off my box now…..

  17. patriot1086

    Ok, so they are going to
    air a “sport” which, in the eyes of children and teens, glorifies
    something as unnecessary and petty as fighting for money, but they are not going to air
    commercials from firearms and ammunition companies that portray the responsible
    use of firearms…sounds logical to me…

  18. Life Skills Instructor

    That is Illinois for you, crooked politics!

  19. Marktraask

    It is unfortunate that any elected official at any level from the city council to the president of the US  feels they can blatantly work against the constitution of our country. After all they all swear an oath of office to defend and uphold the constitution of this country and the states they live in.  These outright attacks on our freedoms in this country are appalling and as far as i am concerned amount to a treasonist act. At the very least it is a violation of their oath of office and therefor disqualify’s them from continuing in office. Perhaps that is your recourse, RECALL THOSE NOT FULFILLING THEIR OATH. They do work FOR us afterall !!

  20. Jramos25

    Well politician don’t care about gun laws because they just use our tax money to keep police near them and there home so they are protected but as for everybody else oh well defend yourself against these gangmembers that have freaking military guns with your baseball bat yeah good luck on bringing a knife to a gun fight