Illinois Democrats Start the New Year with Gun Control Targeting FFL’s

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SB –337 named the Dealer’s Licensing Act is nothing more than a shallow attempt to use regulatory schemes to drive lawful Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers out of business through the addition of higher fees, onerous regulations, and unfunded mandates.

Illinois – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Illinois Senate Democrats, using parliamentary sleight of hand and underhanded tactics, advance useless gun control. Yesterday the Illinois Senate released SB 337 from the “motion to reconsider”.

This allows 30 calendar days for the Senate to certify it and send it to the governor for consideration. In releasing this bill to the desk of newly elected Governor J.B. Prtizker to sign, Illinois Democrats are signaling Gun Control could be a priority for the new administration.

SB –337 named the Dealer’s Licensing Act is nothing more than a shallow attempt to use regulatory schemes to drive lawful Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers out of business through the addition of higher fees, onerous regulations, and unfunded mandates.

All this in their quest to attempt to deprive Illinois residents of their second amendment rights, beginning with federally licensed sellers.

“Lawful firearms dealers are not the source of crime guns. This has been proven again, and again, and again. The only outcome from this sort of dealer licensing scheme is to further encumber legal businesses form serving their law-abiding customers.” – Roger Krahl, Director, FFL-IL

For information contact FFL-IL Director

Mandi Sano
630-894-0668
[email protected]


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  • 18 thoughts on “Illinois Democrats Start the New Year with Gun Control Targeting FFL’s

    1. Make sure you thank Springfield and Rock River for pushing this through their shadow lobby organization, the Illinois Firearm Manufacturer’s Association.

    2. See, it’s not about the bad guys is it! Never was. It is about disarming the public. Always has been. If you still have the ability arm up as much as you can before it is too late. Sad that this comes from the land of Lincoln, a man who cherished freedom and did all he could to protect it. It may still be possible to vote this trash out of office but I don’t know. The day came, long ago, when the British tried to prevent the people from being armed when they marched on Concord. That started the war for independence. Every able bodied man and woman IS the militia. If you are not in jail or the loco ward you are the militia. If you surrender your guns, you are little more than a toothless guard dog. What these people are doing is treasonous and there is a price for treason. Maybe someone could remind them of that. They swore an oath to defend the constitution, on a BIBLE, both of which command and guarantee the right to be armed. Arm up, carry on.

    3. The politicians want to stop the gun shops. They want to raise fees, taxes, etc. so high, that most shops would close up. They proposed similar bills back in the 1990’s. Wanting to charge gun shops a business fee of $10000 a year!
      Gun control = people control = you locked up in a concentration camp for life!
      Don’t forget that America had concentration camps back in WW2!

      1. Yes, America had concentration camps (for Americans, including *citizens*, of Japanese descent). And those camps were created by Democratic President FDR, who had strong personal anti-Japanese biases even before the war. That party was also the party of the KKK.

        And that same political party now pushes at every juncture for segregation — esp in universities. They no longer want total integration (which over 40 years or so created tremendous improvements in race relations), they advocate for “separate spaces” for each minority ethnic group (where Caucasians are not allowed!) and special graduation ceremonies based on race. And this all started during the Obama years, which set us back 30 years in race relations.

        Unbelievable.

    4. This is the agenda of democrats all across the country for 2019 politics in most state houses and the idiots in D.C. are trying once again to take away our rights.

    5. I moved across the river to Iowa to escape Illinois taxes. Getting my carry permit in two weeks was icing on the cake.

    6. It is NOT socialism the dems want, it is outright communism; a totalitarian state.

      “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
      ― Norman Thomas

      1. @Mark R, Yep, that is the truth of it. A small group of “know-what-is-best-for-others” in control, and the rest of us serfs.

    7. Gun control is a fantasy in the age of 3D printing and 80% frame builds or Polymer80 lowers. On top of that, people will always have small garage or basement machine shops to build whatever people want. More gun control = more black market. The more guns are banned the more demand for guns and ammo will go up and people will import them from around the world just like they do with drugs. Banning drugs didn’t stop drugs. People import drugs and make them in any quantity they want.
      Nevertheless, I still fight for 2nd Amendment rights because it’s way better than having to go underground to own a firearm. But the problem is getting people to care and come together for support. The government “owns” the hearts and minds of most people through media, welfare, protective security, etc. so it’s an uphill battle. With so many illegals pouring into our country it’s unlikely that the conservative right will win many elections in the future. We are approaching a very difficult decision.

    8. US Cellular, Sprint, TMobile all criminals too. No kids under 17 should have access to an I-phone. Too many pedophiles online and other creepers. Yep lawsuits galore! Ridiculous too.
      Those stores are where legal owners get theirs.
      The criminals get theirs from hotel rooms.
      Phillipinos make knock offs, sold on the black market, that look identical to legal guns made here. Same serial #,
      Ghost guns they call ’em. Can’t be stopped. Banning legal ones will increase criminal enterprise 10 fold.

      1. @BigJim, don’t forget that teenagers texting while driving kill more people every year than firearms. Yet we don’t see the party of gun control calling for *any* restrictions on phones for teens. But they’ve already enacted “no firearm sales under 21 y/o” in several states.

    9. No matter what gun laws these Democratic politicians in Illinois put forward, blood will always flow in the streets of Chi-Raq. And never do anything about the real problem, gangs.

    10. The Democrat Party wants socialism, socialism can not survive long-term without the iron fist of tyranny, and an unarmed citizenry cannot resist a tyrannical government. Gun control has nothing to do with preventing criminals from getting guns, and everything to do with subjugation of a free people.

      1. Socialism>Communism>Gun Control=Disarmament=Extermination…
        “Guns save lives. Guns stop crime. Guns are why America is still free.”
        “The inalienable and fundamental right to keep and bear arms which is enumerated by (but predates) the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is not about hunting, gun collecting, or target shooting. Its purpose is to ensure that every responsible American personally possesses the means to defend the Republic from all forms of tyranny, within and without. It is what permits the other nine Amendments in the Bill of Rights to be more than mere hollow phrases on a piece of paper. Its free exercise is the antithesis of serfdom and The Only Meaningful Form of Holocaust Insurance Known to Man.”

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