The Illinois Senate will be holding a floor vote on bill SB1657
, sponsored by Senator Don Harmon and supported by Chicago Democrats. This demanding and unnecessary legislation seems intended to regulate gun dealers out of business in Illinois.This bill would affect your ability to sell or refresh your own gun collection, by defining YOU as a gun dealer in Illinois. Never mind the weight of all the federal regulations that gun dealers and gun owners must deal with, you will have more Illinois regulations and fees now too.
Remember that the anti-gunners have tried repeatedly to force suburban firearms retailers to close by suing them, only to have those suits tossed out. They have tried to sue the towns that the stores are located in, only to have those suits dismissed as well. Now they are attempting to change the law of the land, at least in Illinois, and make gun stores do business *their* way, which is no business at all.
WHAT YOU MUST DO TO PRESERVE YOUR GUN RIGHTS
1. Contact your State Senator and politely tell him/her that you are a law-abiding gun owner and that you expect them to vote against SB1657. To verify who your State Senator is, use the lookup apps available at the Illinois State Board of Elections website. (click here) Even if you prefer email, also contact them at their Springfield and district offices. Email can be ignored, phones must be answered. Remember, the person who answers the phone is usually a state employee reporting to the senator, and is just doing their job.
2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family and have them make calls too.
3. Post this alert to any and all Internet blogs, bulletin boards, and social media sites to which you belong.
Check out ISRA’s website at www.isra.org! Tell us what you think!