This week, the Illinois General Assembly will convene for a short session. During the short session it is important that you contact your state Representative and politely urge him or her to cosponsor House Bill 4348, introduced by state Representative Jerry Costello (D-116). HB 4348 seeks to remove the power of local governments and municipalities to impose a sales tax on firearm and ammunition purchases. This legislation would also void the currently standing firearm and ammunition sales tax in the City of Chicago. These taxes seek to make an already expensive product even more so, potentially pricing law-abiding citizens out of exercising their Second Amendment rights. Further, those taxes levied from gun owners are placed into the “Public Safety Fund,” thereby blaming law-abiding individuals and forcing them to pay for the crimes and acts committed by criminals.
Please contact your state Representative and politely urge him or her to cosponsor House Bill 4348. Contact information for your state Representative can be found here.