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« on: January 05, 2013, 12:13:21 PM »


Troops,


Most of you living in IL probably are aware of the trojan horse bills in the IL State legislature currently that will severely curtail our activities in Illinois by banning several types of weapons and magazines commonly used in WWII reenactments.  Two bills seem to have stalled with a third is coming up tomorrow afternoon.  Please note that one of the earlier bills had a vague provision for "theatrical" or "entertainment" purposes however the third bill contains no such language.  In any case these bills are very obviously detrimental to WWII reenacting in IL.  Please contact your members located in IL to contact their IL state legislators to oppose these bills.  Remember that in August a law was passed near unanimously to allow for historical reenactors to possess short barreled rifles in IL.  If you are not located in IL please support those who do and in your own state be on the lookout for similar legislation that will affect WWII reenacting and report in so that others can be aware as well.


Just a note of explanation, a non for profit organization cannot support a candidate but can take a stand on legislation that may affect their purpose.


Here is a link to the Illinois State Rifle Association communication on the bill that will be sent to committee on Sunday:
http://isra.org/alerts/sunday.html


All three bills are alive until Wednesday afternoon when the 98th IL State Legislature convenes: HB815, HB1263, and now SB2899.


Thanks and see you in the field!


Jonathan Stevens
WWII HRS Vice President

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