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To: Illinois Resident
From: Cabela's Communications
Subject: Illinois Gun Legislation
Date: Feb. 17, 2010
Thanks to you, we enjoyed another great year in 2009 and look forward to continuing to serve your outdoor gear needs in 2010 and beyond.
Unfortunately, there is proposed anti-gun legislation moving forward in the Illinois House of Representatives that could severely hamper our ability to service your outdoor sporting goods and shooting needs by creating an unnecessary firearm permit and registration process. Please take the time to educate yourself about this legislation and what it means to your rights as a gun owner.
The Illinois House Bill 0180, which could be voted on at any time, and its exact copy House Bill 5734 would establish a state-based licensing system for all retailers that sell handguns, including Cabela's retail store in Hoffman Estates. The legislation would allow the state police to fully regulate licensees and deny permit applications arbitrarily under a "may-issue" system. These bills would also allow the state police to register all firearm purchases.
We encourage you to contact your Illinois State Representative today to voice your opposition to HB 0180 and HB 5734. For contact information for your Representative, please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections Web site. Click here for details
HB 0180 could go to vote at any time, so please take the time today to make your voice heard and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
For more information visit these links below:
Illinois House Bill 0180
Illinois House Bill 5734
Thank you again for being a loyal Cabela's customer and for helping us continue to serve your hunting and shooting needs.
Chief Executive Officer