Rep Moffitt Encourages 2nd Amendment Supporters to Sign Concealed Carry Petition

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

State Representative Don Moffitt (R- Gelesburg) is urging constituents who support the passage of a concealed carry law to sign his online petition in hopes of encouraging a vote on the measure before the end of spring session.

“There is only two weeks of session before scheduled adjournment at the end of May.  We need to build a strong coalition of supporters to show Speaker Madigan and other members of the House just how important this legislation is for the people of Illinois,” said Rep. Moffitt.  “The more people we can get to sign the petition and show their support for concealed carry, the better chance we have at getting the legislation called for a vote.”

House Bill 148, co-sponsored by Rep. Moffitt, would allow the issuance of conceal carry permits to qualified residents who meet necessary legal requirements.  The Illinois State Police would issue permits to residents allowing individuals to carry concealed firearms if they are at least 21 years of age, do not have a history of mental illness and have completed specified training requirements.  It also sets out specific areas where concealed firearms would not be permitted, such as schools, courthouses, and correctional institutions.

Representative Moffitt’s petition states:  

“Chicago political bosses have refused to uphold our constitutional rights. Illinois is the only state in the nation that has no procedures in place for law-abiding citizens to apply for concealed carry permits. Our citizens should have the right to defend their families and property from violent criminals.

It is for this reason that we, the undersigned, support passage of House Bill 148, the Family and Personal Protection Act.”

Rep. Moffitt is encouraging residents to visit his website, www.moffitt.ilhousegop.org, and sign his online petition encouraging members of the General Assembly to pass House bill 148.  Anyone with questions should contact Rep. Moffitt’s office at (309) 343-8000, or via email at  moffitt@grics.net or stop by the district office at 64 S Prairie St., #5, Galesburg, IL 61401.