IRA urges opposition to Jackson County gun-control resolution
The Illinois Rifle Association is gearing up for a fight against proposed Jackson County legislation that supports all of the current gun control bills now in the hands of lawmakers in Springfield.
In a recent "action alert" sent out by the IRA, the association rallied residents to oppose a Jackson County resolution up for vote at a county board meeting.
"In brief, these bills would increase to 72 hours your waiting time to buy any semi-auto firearm despite decades of 'instant check,'" the IRA's alert said. "They would also increase the age to own semi-auto firearms to 21, regulate and tax your local firearms retailer into extinction, turn your right to keep and bear arms over to the government if anyone decides to bear false witness against you, etc."
"But by far the worst thing that could come out of this will be the precedent that when your rights in Illinois are subject to attack by the liberals in the Illinois Legislature, the Jackson County Board will sing along," the IRA said in the alert.
The IRA encouraged residents to attend the board meeting and "meet their anti-gun neighbors and offer their own voices during the public comment period."