Monday, May 16, 2016

Witness Slips Needed

Bloomberg, Giffords and assorted anti-gunners are attempting to attack gun rights again:
  • SCC,

    The anti-gun crowd has submitted legislation, HB 1016 Amendment 1, that would drive Illinois gun dealers out of business if passed. It is loaded with red tape and bureaucratic obstacles. The committee hearing is scheduled for this coming Tuesday. Up till then, witness slips can be filed against the bill.

    So far, the pro-gun side is leading the count. But the anti’s have filed more slips in favor of the bill than anything before. Obviously, this is a full court press for them.

    Winning the witness slip war is no guarantee that the bill won’t make it out of committee. It is, after all, chaired by a Democrat and has a Dem majority. But this is an opportunity for the pro-gun side to make a statement loud and clear that this is BS.

    Would you be willing to put info on your site that would help readers file slips against this?
Sure we are. Here's a direct link to the Illinois State Rifle Association website which has step-by-step instruction on how to file Witness Slips to indicated your displeasure and opposition to HB 1016 Amendment 1.

This is good practice for future Witness Slips we are going to try to advocate for regarding Pension legislation and the inevitable anti-police bills that are going to be popping up all session.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just sent mine in. took about a minute to do !

5/16/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did this a few days ago, and it was on the NRA-ILA page. Hopefully the word keeps getting out there. It would be nice to see some real "common sense" gun legislation aka preemption laws that neuter places like Crook County and Chicago.

5/16/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Passing such a law could increase the exodus of the middle class away from Illinois. There are free states that welcome gun shops, shooting ranges and gun owners. Most of them have better job prospects and and a cheaper cost of living. Bloomberg is a New Yorker. His state has some of the worst gun laws in the nation, and one of the nation's worst economies.

5/16/2016 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC I am so happy to see this post. I hope in the future when the Police need help with witness slips for anti police legislation you will post up a call for action from your readers. I will gladly help out the cause for Police related legislation. Crooked politicians and anti gunners need to feel the heat of combined efforts of like minded citizens.

5/16/2016 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get involved.
Practice now, get it right now!
Because the battles have just started.
Illinois is broke.
Chicago is broke.
You will need to fight for your pension.

And you will need allies too.

5/16/2016 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSC, Thanks for posting this. It took me about two minutes to complete. I hope you can post similar reminders and links to oppose further anti-gun and anti police laws.

5/16/2016 05:51:00 AM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

I just wish the ISRA would stop telling lies about the Chicago Police. Lies like when they once said that CPD Officers receive extra money for every gun they recover or when they called us political hacks. We could have been allies.

5/16/2016 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Guns Save Lives people, from the previous article, know about this bill and therefore will not take white peoples guns?
Just a thought. Oh, I'm not a resident or I would fill out one of those slips. Good Luck!


5/16/2016 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gladly signed it.

5/16/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Very easy to do.

5/16/2016 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Lee County Fl (Fort Myers) law abiding citizens are allowed to use the Sheriff's Dept gun range.

5/16/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just did mine. Pretty easy. Everyone - do this. Let your voice be heard.

5/16/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ anon 12:25:00 AM

I'm no fan of Bloomberg, socialist governments, or gun control, but to say that New York has "one of the nation's worst economies"--let alone New York City, of which Bloomberg was mayor--is piffle.

5/16/2016 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign up fellas! It's for a worthy cause and it's good practice for when we do this regarding pension matters. Takes a couple minutes.

5/16/2016 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS Giffords??

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fired a gun Monday for the first time since she was shot in the head by a crazed gunman more than two years ago, it was reported Monday.

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, visited a shooting range in Las Vegas during the first leg of a whistle-stop tour to push a stalled legislative effort to expand background checks for gun purchases.

The still-recovering ex-lawmaker and her husband are longtime gun owners who keep firearms for recreational use. But Giffords and Kelly have become gun-control leaders since the January 2011 rampage at a political event in Tucson that wounded the Democrat and 12 others and killed six.

5/16/2016 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HB1016 stipulates that:
1. Dealers must obtain permission from the local sheriff to operate their business
2. Family members may not participate in the family business if under age 21
3. Applicants for a license must have 5 years licensee experience and pass a written exam
4. Employees must be licensed in the same way doctors and lawyers are licensed, including continuing education on subjects still to be defined
5. Any person selling more than 8 firearms can be retroactively considered a dealer
6. A license shall not be issued to locations within 500 feet of a school, preschool, or day-care facility, eliminating all possibility of gun stores in Chicago and other cities.
7. Every sale is to be video recorded, available for inspection by State and Federal authorities, which is tantamount to firearm registration!

#1 is just trying to get bribes.... Feds??

5/16/2016 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just did it thanks again SCC for being the only honest blog with real news not media propaganda controlled by city hall! Think we have zero investigative reporters, when daley was mayor we had some not many remember the hired truck scandal took how many politically connected and idiot elected down? They are so worried about Trump that everything, every trick, every lie is being set forth because they all know the thieving ways of doing business will be properly forensically investigated (At least that is our hope)! Trump is the only candidate talking pro law enforcement, sanders and Clinton are running around with police attacking dead thugs moms pandering not unlike what rahm does!

Darn it now my rant is on, has rahm "comforted" the officers on the scene where the thug killed 3 and killed himself yet? Has rahm instructed Eddie to demote the cheating heart lieutenants from "exam scam 2016?" has rahm hire at least 3,000 new coppers? has rahm called Leo to put troopers on massive overtime to patrol the deadly interstates in Chicago? how many shootings? how many killings on expressways?

5/16/2016 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/16/2016 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crooked legislators view "Witness Slips" as a gauge of public support or opposition to a bill they are about to vote on. The Gun Control weasels finally figured that out too and are motivating their "membership" to post a witness slip in favor of more gun control legislation.

We usually out post them 10 to 1 or so. This time it's only 5 or 6 to 1 last time I looked. The same people that are pushing this legislation are also supporting our "friends" at the ACLU. Any support you can provide (takes about 60 seconds) will be returned when Pension Bills come up.

Thanks to those of you that took the minute to help us all.

5/16/2016 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The 2nd Amendment Loving State Residents are those allies. If this legislation is allowed to pass more of those allies will move out of state...

5/16/2016 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting since the FED court ruled what 2-3 years ago that Chicago's Gun Registration and ordinance banning gun shops was unconstitutional. Now suddenly
it is constitutional again under a new state law? How the hell does that work?

5/16/2016 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Done. Took less than a minute.
Make sure you're checking the OPPOSED box.

5/16/2016 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wish the ISRA would stop telling lies about the Chicago Police. Lies like when they once said that CPD Officers receive extra money for every gun they recover or when they called us political hacks. We could have been allies.

5/16/2016 07:03:00 AM

They did not call us political hacks. They were trying to make the point that rights were about to be taken away and some CPD political hacks would be sent to do the dirty work. Seriously, do you think rank and file, no-clout troops would be given that inspector job? No; it would be a couple of connected political hacks.
You've posted elsewhere about how insulted you felt about that poorly worded email, but I think most of us realize we would label whoever got that spot a 'political hack'. Maybe take a step back and reevaluate this one.
As for me, I don't cut a friend dead over one minor issue. We need this organization as much as they need us.

5/16/2016 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

join the NRA

5/17/2016 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dealer licensing bill was just voted on in Committee. Despite nearly 5000 witness slips filed in opposition vs 1000 in favor, the committee voted along party lines 9 to 6 to pass the bill out of committee and to the floor of the House.

The bill is loaded with unresolved issues of funding, questions regarding areas of responsibilities, fines, potential constitutional issues, etc. and overall very poorly done.

This is how the Democrat majority in Illinois respects the will of the people.

Thanks to all who took the time to file a slip in opposition.

5/17/2016 04:47:00 PM  

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