Bo Strom, CEO of On Target Range & Tactical Center in Crystal Lake, Ill., told the Northwest Herald that the legislation is nothing more than a feel-good hassle that will also increase costs for law-abiding gun owners in the state.
“It’s the same old story—when criminals are the only people able to get guns, as opposed to the general populace, you’re less safe,” Strom said. “Guns and gun ranges are an opportunity for people to participate safely in a sport that is enjoyed by a lot of people.”
The legislation is currently set for a hearing next Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee.
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Illinois gun owners are encouraged to file a witness slip in opposition to Senate Bill 1657. You can do so byclicking here.