Outline of Latest Concealed Carry Legislation

Mickey Schuch, President of the McHenry County Right to Carry Association sent out this email last night:

McH Co Concealed Carry masthead

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.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/SB/09800SB2193ham001.htm

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.


Comments

Outline of Latest Concealed Carry Legislation — 2 Comments

  1. What part of the second amendment do these people not get?

    …Shall make no law!… Period!

    All of their posturing is illegal.

    Period! Throw every one of those bums out.

    They have not read nor do they understand the laws that they swore their oaths of office upon.

  2. I fail to see the reason for the pro-gun forces to compromise in the least part.

    If no bill is passed we revert to Constitutional carry and have the best possible outcome.

    The only people who should be wanting to pass any bill at all are those who seek to restrict in whole or in part our God given right to self defense as guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    For once we are in the drivers seat on this issue but apparently no one has their hand on the wheel.

    No leadership always equates to a bad outcome.

    Where are our elected representatives who so proudly claim to support the 2nd amendment?

    What part of “Shall not Infringe” don’t these people understand?

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