MEETINGS ON THE 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH - 7PM at
Silver Dollar Restaurant
422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL 60421
This month we are anticipating our guest speaker to be Rep.John Anthony (R) of the 75th District. If, by chance, John is needed in Springfield at the time of our meeting, we are prepared to bring in a substitute. Please join us for interesting evening. And, don't forget to bring a friend!
Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the
ISRA, was our guest speaker last month. He reported that SB836 was signed by
the Governor. This bill was designed to clean up several articles of the
concealed carry bill previously passed in Illinois. The State Police are
working with Richard to get the new information distributed to the police
throughout the state. There was an agreement among the legislators on both
sides of the original concealed carry bill to not fight for major changes until
12/31/15. That date is rapidly approaching and Rich is certain we can expect
all hell to break loose for the anti-gun legislators. They will try to greatly eliminate
places where you are able to carry and try extremely hard to change the law from
“shall issue” to “may issue". more
Thank you to
everyone who attended!
As expected, Governor
Rauner has signed SB 836. It cleans up many inconsistencies and gray areas of
the original concealed carry bill. The full bill can be read on the ISRA
website, but here are a few of the many changes to the Firearms Concealed Carry
Act, all for the good of gun owners:
Concealed Carry Act
1. Limits the
waiver of privacy rights regarding the concealed carry application to only
those records pertinent to obtaining a concealed carry license.
2. Clarifies that
if a concealed carry licensee presents their ICCL during a law enforcement
investigative stop that it is presumed they are carrying a firearm.
3. Clarifies the
definition of a “mental disability” as it pertains to persons seeking a
concealed carry license.
4. Eliminates the
requirement that a licensee unload his or her firearm when storing or
retrieving a firearm from the trunk of their vehicle.
5. Provides that
Emergency Service personnel may ask anyone lawfully carrying a firearm to
secure the firearm for the duration of the contact.
6. Changes mental
health reporting requirements.
7. Allows the use
of a concealed carry license when purchasing firearms or ammunition.
concealed carry licensees to possess firearms and ammunition without being in
physical possession of their FOID card.
9. Changes the
FOID Act to ensure that non-resident competitors may purchase firearms and
ammunition at events held at the World Shooting Complex.
10. Eliminates a contradiction between
Concealed Carry Act and the criminal definition of
unlawful use of a weapon.
The ISRA and the Will County Division of the ISRA CAN NOT
and WILL NOT endorse any candidate or party. We feature speakers to
allow us to learn about the positions a candidate holds about the Second
Amendment, and welcome all candidates to speak to us. Only the ISRA Political
Victory Fund can endorse candidates or donate to political campaigns.