ISRA urges members to attend Deerfield Town Hall meeting hosted by anti-gun activist Sen. Morrison
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) leaders are urging members to attend a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday evening at the Deerfield Deerfield Village Hall for the opportunity to speak directly with state Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), a well known anti-gun advocate.
“This is your opportunity to meet Julie Morrison and address her in person with your concerns,” ISRA leaders wrote in an alert sent to members. “Think about being treated like a criminal for complying up to now with everything your Illinois government has asked of you. Think about being told by hand-wringing politicians which of the firearms you already own are the ones that you get to keep. Or which ones you get to pay to keep. This meeting will be in a public place, you cannot be turned away or forced to register. You need to be there.”
Morrison has earned a reputation for being a staunch anti-gun advocate, sponsoring such legislation as Senate Bill 107, which sought to designate semi-automatic firearms as “assault weapons” requiring registeration with the Illinois State Police for a fee, and Senate Bill 1966, which in its amended form sought to require Firearm Owner Identification card (FOID) members to be fingerprinted and to raise the price of membership by over 400 percent. Morrison has vowed to spend the summer trying to drum up more support for the measures.
ISRA leaders have outlined language in both bills as talking points for members planning to attend the Town Hall. The event is slated to kick off at 6 p.m. and Morrison will be joined by first-term state Rep. Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield).