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.
At 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon begin calling your State Representative’s office in Springfield and tell them to oppose this bill.
The Illinois Senate will not be in session on either Saturday or Sunday but will return at 4:00pm on Monday, Memorial Day. I would also call your State Senator’s office after 3:00 on Monday and express your opposition to SB1966. If SB1966 makes it out of the House of Representatives it will go to the Senate and will only require a simple concurrence vote.
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Richard A. Pearson
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