Illinois: Upcoming Committee Meeting to Discuss Firearms Rules

On Tuesday, August 12, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) will meet to consider two firearm-related rules.  After failing to adopt rules for more than a year and creating a mess of the Law Enforcement objection process, the Concealed Carry Review Board has finally submitted “emergency” rules for their operation.  No emergency currently exists that isn’t entirely of their own making.  They now want to limit any applicant’s due process and ability to respond to objections filed by a law enforcement agency.  JCAR will consider these rules at its next meeting on August 12.

Illinois governor amends concealed carry gun legislation

Calling it a “flawed bill with serious safety problems,” Gov. Pat Quinn changed a concealed carry measure Tuesday to impose a one-gun limit on the number of firearms that a person can carry and ban them entirely from establishments where alcohol is served.

The Democratic governor used his amendatory veto power to tweak the legislation sent to him after months of debate and negotiation over the measure.


Illinois: Concealed Carry Legislation Passes Both Legislative Chambers and Awaits Governor’s Signature

Yesterday, House Bill 183 with Senate Amendments 5, 6, and 7 passed in the Illinois Senate by a 45 to 12 vote, and was concurred on in the House by a 89-28 vote.  This legislation was introduced in an attempt to comply with a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on December 11, 2012 that invalidated Illinois’ total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense.  This statewide concealed carry legislation has been sent to Governor Pat Quinn (D) for his signature. 

Illinois: Concealed Carry Bill with Statewide Preemption Passes House

Today, Senate Bill 2193 passed the Illinois House of Representatives with House Amendments 1 and 2 in a vote of 85-30.  This legislation was introduced to comply with a ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruling on December 11, 2012 that invalidated Illinois’ total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense.

Illinois: Anti Self-Defense Amendment to be Considered in Senate as Early as Tomorrow

Today, in another attempt to further disarm the law-abiding residents in Illinois, an amendment offered by state Senator Dan Kotowski (D-28) to Senate Bill 1002, was heard by the Senate Executive Committee.  Amendment 2 to SB1002 would limit the sale and transfer of all standard capacity magazines.  Rather than addressing criminals engaging in gang violence, Chicago politicians want to limit the ability of law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves against those criminals.