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Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:05:21 PM »
You may have seen the post that Dez made on my behalf in the announcments gate.  We now have a bill introduced in the IL senate that would remove airguns from their firearm classification.   So no more having to have your new airguns arrive at your local FFL!  We might actually be able to get big companies like Walmart and Amazon to ship airguns to us again!  And there are other benefits, but you get the idea. 

You can see and track the bill at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?GA=100&DocTypeID=SB&DocNum=2583&GAID=14&SessionID=91&LegID=109560

It's still in it's early changes, so wording could and probably will be amended, It hasn't even been assigned to a committee yet.  But please contact your IL congressmen and encourage them to support this bill through passage.

And thanks to my IL GTA buddies who have already reached out to me with their support!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 10:19:06 PM »
I'm with you on this one Mark!

C'mon Illinoians, let's get this done!

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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 01:46:53 AM »
Let me know if there is anything I can help with! 
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 12:57:03 AM »
Getting Excited, i must have messaged my representatives a thousand times about this issue!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 06:39:13 AM »
Thanks Mark and Dave! I've contacted my rep here to too, but I know he is on-board with these types of bills already. Rare in this area.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 07:12:15 AM »
I also put the word out on AGN and rimfire central.  Who knows, maybe crazy things can happen!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 11:12:29 AM »
The same kind of thing was happening here in Michigan just prior to me really getting into airguns, we even had to register any air pistol .177 or larger that had rifling in the barrel for many years. It was a law that really didn't make any sense at all because they're not really a firearm to begin with.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 11:18:48 AM »
SB2583 has now been assigned to the Judiciary committee.  The bill has to be passed out of this committee in order to even have a chance at a floor vote. So right now we have to convince this committee to pass the bill on.  You can find the committee member list at http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1944&GA=100

Let's do it!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 11:34:29 AM »
Keep up the good fight!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 12:33:49 PM »
SB2583 includes air guns of less than .18 dia. and less than 700 fps.  I don't see see many folks on this forum buying air guns less than 700 fps.  Lets get the govt. to change drop the 700 fps and then we will have something. 
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 01:49:06 PM »
SB2583 has now been assigned to the Judiciary committee.  The bill has to be passed out of this committee in order to even have a chance at a floor vote. So right now we have to convince this committee to pass the bill on.  You can find the committee member list at http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1944&GA=100

Let's do it!

Thanks for the link Mark. How do we find which committee member is ours from that list? I think Connelly but...
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 07:53:51 AM »
SB2583 has now been assigned to the Judiciary committee.  The bill has to be passed out of this committee in order to even have a chance at a floor vote. So right now we have to convince this committee to pass the bill on.  You can find the committee member list at http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1944&GA=100

Let's do it!


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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 10:02:40 AM »
SB2583 includes air guns of less than .18 dia. and less than 700 fps.  I don't see see many folks on this forum buying air guns less than 700 fps.  Lets get the govt. to change drop the 700 fps and then we will have something.

The current law in IL is that all air guns of more than .18 dia. and more than 700 fps. are considered firearms.  SB2583 seeks to remedy that by removing ALL airguns from the FOID requirement aka no longer considering any airgun a firearm. 


Thanks for the link Mark. How do we find which committee member is ours from that list? I think Connelly but...

Well, since they are all on the committee responsible for my bill of interest...I emailed all of them.   ;D
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 07:23:26 PM »
I am not very good at writing, can you happen to show us a copy of your email Mark? So i can have a idea what to say.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 07:43:22 PM »
I would also like help with the reason that would have the highest chance of successfully convincing them to get behind and champion the bill.   :D

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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 08:28:58 PM »
I passed the message along on Facebook. Hope we can get the wheels moving fast
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 11:14:38 AM »
I passed the message along on Facebook. Hope we can get the wheels moving fast

Most excellent!  I'm not on Facebook, but that is a good medium for taking a concern viral. 

As soon as I change computers, I will attach the letter I sent to this thread. Feel free to edit it as you like to reflect your personal feelings.  Not you personal feelings about politicians  :o :o :o  just about the issue at hand.  ;D

This is the first time I have pursued this type of undertaking, so I don't know if my letter is the most effective or not.  But every effort is worth something!
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 12:25:54 PM »
My letter is attached.

Make it personal and send away!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2018, 02:44:04 PM »
My letter is attached.

Make it personal and send away!

Thank you mark! I messaged every single on on the committee!!!! Now time for my local representatives
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2018, 10:44:17 AM »
Thanks for all the hard work you are doing Mark. And thanks for sharing your letter. I did personalize it a little, though I left it mostly in tact, (too much good information in there to change much.)
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