Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lt. Gov.'s Gun Group

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon formed a Firearms Working Group, but she forgot about the real people, when she appointed members. She appointed 15 legislators. The Senators are all Democrats. On the committee of 15, there are 13 Democrats and two Republicans.

Firearms safety should not be partisan, but you know which political party is behind the effort to strip the Second Amendment and to leave law-abiding citizens defenseless.

How many of the eight State Representatives on this committee are co-sponsors of HB 0997? Those three who are co-sponsors as of end-of-day yesterday are noted *** below:

Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake)
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-Villa Park)
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago)
Sen. Michael Hastings (D-Orland Park)
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill)
Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield)
Sen. Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford)
Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) ***
Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood)
Rep. Charles Meier (R-Highland) ***
Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago)
Rep. Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) ***
Rep. Emanuel Welch (D-Hillside)
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison)
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-Round Lake Beach)

Want to know when and where this Working Group will be meeting? Call Lt. Gov. Simon's office at (312) 814-5240 or (217) 558-3085. I'll post it here as soon as I can find out.

(Editor: 2:12PM corrected)

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