The two bills that we are concerned with passed through committee today and are very likely to come to a floor vote tomorrow MORNING (Thursday, Jan. 3).
Please! Call and tell your senator and Senate President Cullerton to vote "NO" on these bills:
HB1263 which is a very far reaching semi-auto ban
HB815 which, among other things, would require registration of magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds and whatever rifles and handguns can hold them....
Now, I have no idea how they would really expect to register a magazine, what with no serial number and all. Stupidity in action.
So, first thing in the morning, start calling your senator and then fax them too. In the meantime, send them an email.
There's also some folks saying that during the committee meeting, their names were read off as "proponent" of these, when in fact they are an "opponent". Is it a mistake or some really dirty pool? I hope we can find a way to hold their feet to the fire on this for sure!
Please see yesterday's blog post for links to contact your elected reps, I'm back to work and have an early morning tomorrow. I'll be calling senators on the drive in.