Chicago Mayor and Anti-Gun Legislators Push Extreme Bills

Illinois Capitol Building
Illinois Capitol Building

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( Lawmakers in Springfield, Ill., have been busy trying to further strip the constitutional rights of firearm owners and retailers in Illinois.

The House Executive Committee last week voted on two pieces of anti-gun legislation: House Bill 5167, which would impose a 2 percent sales tax on ammunition, and House Bill 5831, which would impose handgun registration throughout the state.

Please continue to contact your state representative today and urge him or her to oppose HB 5167 and HB 5831.

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