This week, the House Judiciary Committee passed SB 947, which was amended to include legislation that would impose an additional tax on all private transfers of firearms. This bill now moves to the full House for consideration. Contact your Representative at (217) 782-8223 and urge him to "OPPOSE" SB 947. Also, Illinois gun owners celebrated this past Wednesday when the Illinois Senate failed to pass HB 2532, the Dealer Licensing Bill. Instead, the Senate elected to postpone action on this bill. However, it is important to note that the Senate may change its decision by taking action on HB 2532 at any time. This legislation would allow state and local police to keep a registry of all firearm purchases, the location of gun owners and their firearms, and the payment method used by gun owners when making their purchases. Please continue contacting your Senators at (217) 782-4517, and urge them to "OPPOSE" HB 2532.