Right-to-Carry Bill Under Attack in Springfield!
Please Contact Your State Representative Today!
Anti-gun extremists are working overtime in Illinois to derail efforts to pass House Bill 148, the NRA-supported Right-to-Carry Bill introduced by state Representative Brandon Phelps (D-118). On April 20, the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) and the Brady Campaign joined together with other anti-freedom advocates in Chicago to promote their agenda of opposing the right to personal protection. The focus of this attack on freedom was the claim that HB 148 should be defeated because the Illinois State Police (ISP) would not be able to accurately check for individuals who should be prohibited from acquiring permits due to mental health issues. While the anti-self defense lobby claimed that an “estimated 120,000 mental health records” were not reported by the ISP to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the ISP testified during a House Human Services Appropriations Committee hearing last week that it did believe that number was accurate. In fact, the guess of 120,000 is actually based on numbers from other states.