Thank You to All Those Who Contacted Their State Representative!
On Wednesday, March 25, House Bill 48, was defeated on the House floor by a vote of 55 to 60, with one Representative voting present.
HB 48, introduced by anti-gun State Representative Harry Osterman (D-14), would have required 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 current 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 have also required the additional step of processing almost all private transfers through a federally licensed dealer.
Thank you to all those members who contacted their State Representative and helped defeat this bill. Without you this victory would not have been possible.
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