Now, the measure could soon be heard in the Illinois House of Representatives.
In a nutshell, SB 1657 would create onerous mandatory regulations; institute a combination of fees potentially in the thousands of dollars and excessive amounts of red tape that would almost assuredly force the closure of many firearm dealers; and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones.
“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.
Use Your Power!
Illinois gun owners are encouraged to immediately contact their state representative and encourage him or her to strongly oppose SB 1657 when it comes up for a vote. Contact your representative byclicking here.