by Richard Pearson
Today is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Soldiers from the United States, Canada and Great Britain were engaged in the greatest waterborne invasion in history. They were assaulting Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. To give you an idea of what it involved to do the D-Day Operation, there were 11,590 aircraft, 6939 vessels, 132,715 allied troops, 196,700 sailors and 7,000,000 tons of supplies, including 450,000 tons of ammunition. By June 11, the Allies had landed 326,537 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies. The troops began the arduous and deadly job of pushing deeper and deeper in France, hedge row by hedge row.
IL – The spring session has come to an end and 2nd Amendment
supporters can breathe a sigh of relief as one of the most expansive gun
control measures in recent history failed to win support in the Illinois
The Illinois House of Representatives will not be in session on Saturday (tomorrow) but will return on Sunday at 4:00pm. There has been a new amendment filed on SB1966. This Amendment reduces the cost of the FOID from $50 for five years to $20 for five years. The rest of the onerous provisions, such as fingerprinting and forcing private transfers through FFLs, still remain. We are vehemently opposed to this entire bill. I expect this new amendment to go to Committee immediately on Sunday afternoon. If this bill makes it through Committee, it will be on the House floor very quickly. Be prepared to file witness slips opposing this new amendment. As I write this, the amendment has not yet been posted to Committee.