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Illinois: Statewide Handgun Registry and Ammunition Tax Bills Filed in the House

Friday, February 17, 2012

Contact your state Representatives TODAY and urge opposition to these attacks on your Second Amendment rights!

Two bills assaulting your Second Amendment rights have been filed in Springfield this week.  Introduced today by state Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-14), House Bill 5167 seeks to impose a punitive tax on firearm ammunition purchases.  House Bill 5831, sponsored by Representative William Davis (D-30), would force law-abiding handgun owners to comply with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) proposed statewide handgun registry scheme.

HB 5167 would impose a 2% surcharge on firearm ammunition purchases by law-abiding firearm owners in Illinois.  This bill would create the High Crime Trauma Center Grant Fund and requires the 2% surcharge to be deposited into this Fund. Subject to appropriation, HB 5167 authorizes the Department of Public Health to make grants to trauma centers in high crime areas.  HB 5167 has been sent to the House Executive Committee and awaits a hearing.  Your NRA-ILA will continue to update you on the status of this bill.  It is important that you contact House committee members TODAY and urge them to oppose this attack on gun owners!  House Executive Committee contact information can be found here

As previously reported, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a scheme for statewide handgun registry in Illinois.  HB 5831 would, if enacted, make this blatant attack on firearm ownership a reality.  This bill amends the Firearm Owners Identification Act to include registration of all handguns with a tax of $65 to be paid on each handgun for initial registration and a $25 tax for renewal every five years. This bill would prohibit any person in Illinois from carrying or possessing a handgun without a certificate of handgun registration, and make the transport or possession of a handgun without this registration a Class 2 felony.   Additionally, HB 5631 penalizes law-abiding firearms owners further by making it a Class A misdemeanor for the failure to report to local law enforcement that a registered handgun is lost, stolen, missing, or destroyed.  This bill has been assigned to the House Rules Committee, and could be scheduled for a hearing at any time.  Contact House committee members TODAY and demand they oppose HB 5631 and any gun registration scheme!  House Rules Committee member contact information can be found by clicking here

In addition, please continue to voice your objections to House Bills 1294, 1599 and 1855, which the NRA previously reported on here.  These anti-gun bills could be considered at any time.

To locate your state Representative and their contact information, please click here.

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