Mickey Schuch, President of the McHenry County Right to Carry Association sent out this email last night:
Senate Bill 2193 Filed late today
Earlier today we spoke with Rep. Brandon Phelps and NRA Lobbyist Todd Vandermyde.
They called to let us know about Senate Bill 2193.
These guys have worked long and hard to get this done and Senate bill 2193 looks to be about as close as we are going to get for now.
They called just before the bill was filed.
It is not a perfect piece of legislation but it does cover some of the big issues.
We cannot expect a grand slam our first time at bat.
We may need to take this, get on base and then work through some of the sticking points in the courts.
Here is what it does have that we like.
- Shall issue
- Statewide preemption
- Realistic training requirements
There are plenty of items we do not like.
- $150.00 resident fee, $300.00 non-resident fee/li>
- Many restrictions on where you can carry
So here it is.
We are in the 11th hour.
I’ll post a link to the contents of the bill at the bottom.
I read it…….all 149 pages.
There is plenty I personally don’t like, but I also don’t like taxes, vehicle registration and Monday mornings.
Sometimes we have to compromise and this is one of those times. One thing is for sure this bill is better than New York’s and many other states.
They very well may vote on this before weeks end, lets keep our fingers crossed.
Remember we have a class on May 30th.
We will be delving into the legal side of armed defense.
It is going to be a great couple of hours.
Bring a friend and a note book. Come early as we expect a big turnout.
Listen, Learn, Implement and LIVE!
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Gus Philpott, who has been following the issue closely, has this take on the bill.
And I would observe that charging $150 will surely cut out a lot of people who most need guns to defend themselves.