This bill would also affect your ability to sell or refresh your own gun collection, by defining YOU as a gun dealer in Illinois.
Never mind the weight of all the federal regulations that gun dealers and gun owners must deal with, you will have more Illinois regulations and fees now too.
Remember that the anti-gunners have tried repeatedly to force suburban firearms retailers to close by suing them, only to have those suits tossed out. They have tried to sue the towns that the stores are located in, only to have those suits dismissed as well.
Now they are attempting to change the law of the land, at least in Illinois, and make gun stores do business *their* way, which is no business at all.
Yesterday, SB1657 came out of committee hearing on a stacked vote and is headed for a floor vote.
Your State Senator needs to hear from you starting Thursday morning, March 30, to know that you support him or her voting against this anti-business, anti-freedom attempt at crushing legal commerce of the tools needed to exercise a constitutionality protected right.
WHAT YOU MUST DO TO PRESERVE YOUR GUN RIGHTS
1. Starting Thursday morning, March 30, contact your State Senator and politely tell him/her that you are a law-abiding gun owner and that you expect them to vote against SB1657 should the bill come to a vote. To verify who your State Senator is, use the lookup apps available at the Illinois State Board of Elections website. Even if you prefer email, also contact them at their Springfield and district offices. Email can be ignored, phones must be answered. Remember, the person who answers the phone is usually an employee reporting to the senator, and is just doing their job.
2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family and have them make calls too.
3. Post this alert to any and all Internet blogs, bulletin boards, and social media sites to which you belong.
REMEMBER – GUN CONTROL IS A DISEASE AND YOU ARE THE CURE
Check out ISRA's website. Tell them what you think!