Illinois Measure Could Force Many Gun Dealers Out Of Business

posted on April 13, 2017

A gun dealer licensing scheme—set for consideration the week after next in the Illinois state Senate—is so restrictive that it could run many honest Prairie State gun dealers out of business.

According to NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, Senate Bill 1657 creates an onerous gun dealer licensing scheme within the state. “While the purported intent of this legislation was to enhance ‘responsible business practices,’ this proposed legislation only proves that the intention is to close as many federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) as possible,” stated an ILA legislative update.

In fact, SB 1657 goes so far beyond federal law in its mandatory regulations and red tape imposed at the state level that it would almost assuredly force the closure of most firearm dealers, and prevent prospective owners from opening new businesses.

The measure is scheduled to be considered in the Illinois Senate on April 25.

Use Your Power!

Illinois gun owners are encouraged to contact their state senator and encourage him or her to strongly oppose SB 1657 when it comes up for a vote. Contact your senator by clicking here.

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