Last week, House Bill 325 was introduced by state Representative Edward Osienski (D-24). This misguided legislation would go beyond federal law and extend the 3-day transfer period for NICS delays to 30 days. Please contact your lawmakers and politely urge them to oppose House Bill 325 when it comes up for a vote.
Current law allows a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL) to release a firearm after 3 business days if they have not received any additional correspondence from NICS after receiving a “delay” when conducting the initial background check for the firearms transfer. This safeguard prevents the potential shutdown of sales via endless delays and allows law-abiding individuals to take possession of a firearm in a timely manner. House Bill 325 is a solution in search of a problem and your legislators need to hear from you!
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above and politely urge your lawmakers to oppose House Bill 325 when it comes up for a vote.