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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2018, 11:12:08 PM »
So today's update - no news.

I am still writing the legislators to see if we can move the ball.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2018, 02:22:41 AM »
I just got canned replys back here.
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« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2018, 09:17:23 PM »
Well, my latest letter must have had the right combination of words, or I caught some folks off guard, because I actually got a couple of favorable, non-canned responses back! 

The journey continues!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2018, 04:52:48 AM »
Well, my latest letter must have had the right combination of words, or I caught some folks off guard, because I actually got a couple of favorable, non-canned responses back! 

The journey continues!

Nice! The airgun industry needs to hire you as a lobbyist.
Keep at 'em Mark.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2018, 12:47:47 PM »
NOW THAT'S NEWS!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2018, 03:51:50 PM »
HUGE NEWS!!!!

Way to go Mark!
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« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2018, 03:54:51 PM »
Now that's just awesome
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2018, 05:05:29 PM »
And the senator had an interview with Springfield channel 20 news about this bill,so look for that.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2018, 11:51:32 PM »
Way to go Mark! ;D
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
Mark, do you have an email address for McCann? I've emailed other legislators but would would to thank him for introducing this.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2018, 03:15:43 PM »
senatormccann at that Gmail place 

And if any of you are part of any Facebook or other social media airgun groups, get the word out on this bill and have them start contacting their own state reps.   

The next stage of this bill is to get a hearing in the Illinois legislature. The senator is going to contact me once he has a date, and I will go to testify in person if possible. Honestly with my travelling job it's a long shot. But if anyone would want to show up with me (or on my behalf if I can't make it), the senator said that real people really help move the bills.

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« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2018, 07:46:23 AM »
The bill has been amended to clarify. Now it doesn't just address "globular projectiles", because, well, when was the last time you shot a globular projectile from an airgun over .18 caliber?

The amendment makes the bill so it more effectively removes all airguns from FOID:

    (1) any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun, or
17          B-B gun which expels a B-B, paint ball, pellet, or single
18          globular projectile not exceeding .18 inch in diameter or
19          which has a maximum muzzle velocity of less than 700 feet
20          per second;

21              (1.1) any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun, or
22          B-B gun which expels breakable paint balls containing
23          washable marking colors;

This opens it to remove solid projectiles and arrows from FOID enforcement.
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« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2018, 12:44:00 PM »
I just sent Senator McCann another email thanking him for advancing Senate Bill 2583.
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« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2018, 07:58:36 AM »
I actually got to meet the good senator last night at a local sportsman's event, and a few more IL airgunners as well. (I wish I would have thought to wear my GTA hat and/or T-shirt.)

We had a few minutes to talk about the still difficult road ahead.  If we can keep things going, it could actually happen!

Nice! The airgun industry needs to hire you as a lobbyist.

What we really need is an Airgun Shooters of IL that could focus on the issues relevant to us that get buried in the much louder discussion around firearm politics.  I think the well known groups have their hands full and don't have a lot of reason to spend valuable resources on airgunners. (Just an observation, don't crucify me if I'm wrong!)   Great opportunity for someone who doesn't need to actually make a living!

 
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« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2018, 09:20:51 PM »
I saw this posted on the bill's website today: Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 27, 2018

I think this is a good time for us to keep the heat up to see if we can get the hearing we need to keep the bill moving.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2018, 11:29:21 PM »
I saw this posted on the bill's website today: Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 27, 2018

I think this is a good time for us to keep the heat up to see if we can get the hearing we need to keep the bill moving.

Doing a excellent job mark!
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« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2018, 09:42:08 AM »
MM - if you haven't done so already, would you mind putting the word out on the Facebook page you have linked in your signature?  I escaped facebook a couple years ago and never looked back...
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