ISRA commends gun owners for fighting for their Second Amendment rights at Deerfield Town Hall
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) leaders recently saluted members for turning out en masse for an End-of-Session Town Hall meeting in Deerfield hosted by anti-gun rights state Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield).
“Thank you for being there to defend your rights, to defend the Second Amendment,” the organization said in a bulletin posted on the group’s website. “The fight for your rights is not over, but you are part of the winning team.”
Audience members peppered Morrison about her position as outlined in Senate Bill 107, which sought to designate semi-automatic firearms as “assault weapons” requiring registration with the Illinois State Police for a fee. At one point, an audience member pointedly asked Morrison why she wanted to take away his guns and force him to pay another fee for registering them, drawing an unexpected response from her.
“You just made me change my mind,” Morrison said. “Maybe we won’t have a fine at all, maybe we’ll just have a confiscation and you won’t have to worry about paying a fine at all.”
Though SB 107 was rejected by Congress just last month, Morison has vowed to continue pushing it over the summer. She was joined at the forum by state Rep. Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield), who has co-sponsored the House version of the bill.