Attendance at IGOLD 2016 was unfortunately low, no doubt due to the rainy weather. Indirectly most of the ISRA and NRA lobbyists voiced concern that complacency on the part of Illinois gun owners could lead to more restrictive laws succeeding in passing the legislature. They were particularly concerned about a bill that made it out of committee. HB3160:http://ilga.gov/legi...05&SessionID=88
Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act. Provides that a petitioner may request an emergency lethal violence order of protection by filing an affidavit or verified pleading alleging that the respondent poses an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm.
Provides that the petition shall also describe the type, and location of any firearm or firearms presently believed by the petitioner to be possessed or controlled by the respondent. Provides that the petitioner may be a family member of the respondent or a law enforcement officer, who files a petition alleging that the respondent poses a danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm
. Establishes factors that the court must consider before issuing a lethal violence order of protection. Provides for the issuance of ex parte orders and one year orders. Provides that if the court issues the order the respondent must: (1) refrain from having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving additional firearms for the duration of the order; and (2) turn over to the local law enforcement agency any firearm, Firearm Owner's Identification Card, or concealed carry license in his or her possession.
Establishes factors for renewing and terminating lethal violence orders of protection.
better be very nice to all law enforcement officers
In the new Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act, defines "family member of the respondent" as a spouse, parent, child, or step-child of the respondent, any other person related by blood or present marriage to the respondent
, or a person who shares a common dwelling with the respondent
(rather than as defined in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986).
brother-in-law, another tenant in your apartment building or condo (not sure if duplexes would qualify)
Massad Ayoob was the the main guest speaker. He did a "compare and contrast" of incidents similar to and in the same time frame as the Sandy Hook and Colorado Theater Shootings with shootings where an armed citizen stopped a similarly armed nut job before they could kill a lot of people.
We got rained on during the march to the Capitol, and the rally on the foot of the building was very brief this year as some marchers just kept on going to get out of the rain. I managed to get my personal info cards about Illinois non-resident concealed carry permit discrimination to most of the Reps staffers, but had less luck with the senators, as some of their office doors in the Capitol building are unmarked.
Some photos I took at the Prairie Capital Convention Center:
The rally outside:
Finale - the rally/press conference under the rotunda:
To paraphrase Ben Franklin: "You have a concealed carry permit law... if you can keep it."