House Bill 48, a bill that would eliminate most private transfers of handguns, was not brought up for a vote this week.
This legislation would require virtually all private handgun transfers to be processed through a licensed firearm dealer, even those occurring between persons with state-issued Firearms Owner’s Identification (FOID) Cards. The law already requires all private transfers to be carefully recorded—with information such as the date of transfer and serial number of the handgun to be maintained for 10 years. HB 48 would require the additional step of processing almost all private transfers through a federally licensed dealer. Even if you plan on selling a handgun to a neighbor you’ve known for 20 years, or to a cousin you’ve known your whole life, under HB 48, you and the purchaser would be required to go to a federally licensed firearm dealer to complete the transfer.
The House could take up this bill any day.
Please continue to contact your State Representative TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE HB 48.
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