Illinois: Tell Gov. Rauner Not to Shut Down Your Local Gun Store

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Illinois: Tell Gov. Rauner Not to Shut Down Your Local Gun Store
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Two bills that will drive local gun stores out of business currently sit on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk.

Senate Bill 1657 and House Bill 1273, the egregious dealer licensing bills, were passed by the Illinois state Legislature last week. Please contact Gov. Rauner (217-782-0244) and urge him to VETO SB 1657 and HB 1273. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact Gov. Rauner.

Senate Bill 1657, sponsored by Senator Don Harmon (D-39), was passed by the House with a vote of 64-52 and House Bill 1273, sponsored by Representative Kathleen Willis (D-77), was passed by the Senate with a vote of 30-23.

These bills would create an onerous gun dealer licensing scheme within the state. While the purported intent of this legislation was to enhance “responsible business practices,” these bills only prove that the intention is to close as many federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) as possible.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) licenses and closely monitors all FFLs and strictly enforces any violation of federal law. SB 1657 and HB 1273 go so far beyond federal law in its mandatory regulations and red tape imposed at the state level that they would almost assuredly force the closure of most firearm dealers and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones. This legislation seeks to create so many department divisions, anti-gun 5-member licensing boards, and licensing fees that dealers would be forced to close through oversight by anti-gun appointees or being priced out of business.

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SB 1657 & HB 1273 go far beyond federal law and are designed to shut down as many FFLs as possible.

Again, please use the “Take Action” button above to tell Gov. Rauner not to shut down your local gun store and VETO SB 1657 and HB 1273.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Foreverfree

The bill is designed to put small dealers out of business

Idadho
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It sounds like the Illinois Firearms owners need to start a class action civil rights law suit against the legislature claiming this infringes on their right to keep and bear arms. If it hampers the access to purchasing firearms, it sure sounds like an infringement.
Just as restricting ammo infringes on 2nd Amend rights, denying access to sellers and repair (gunsmiths) facilities infringes on 2nd Amendment rights.

Glen
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Gun stores will remain open for business in Missouri.

hippybiker
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That comment makes zero sense. Non residents of a State cannot purchase a handgun in any State. That law has been in affect for about 40 years.

Tionico
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Long guns can still be purchased interstate as long as an FFL is involved…….. yes, handguns cannot be, one MORE of the stupid unconstitutional FedGov infringements we need to gt rid of. I’ve not seen any action on this issue yet, though. Still, WHY should anyone have to make a trip into a different state to buy what he has the inalienable right to own and carry about at will? One more istance of anti0gun Illinois government hooh hahs perjuring themselves by swearing their oath of office then failing to abide by the terms of that oath. Perhaps ISRA will… Read more »