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Illinois: Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers Scheduled for a Hearing

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Illinois: Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers Scheduled for a Hearing

On Tuesday, May 16th, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 1657, legislation designed to put local gun dealers out of business.  It is absolutely imperative that you click here, or the button below, to file a witness slip in opposition to this outrageous legislation.


SB 1657 would create onerous mandatory regulations, fees potentially in the thousands of dollars and excessive amounts of red tape that would almost assuredly force the closure of many firearm dealers, and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones.  The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) already licenses and closely monitors all federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs)  and strictly enforces any violation of federal law.  

SB 1657 goes far beyond federal law and is designed to shut down as many FFLs as possible.

Again, please click here, or the button above, to file a witness slip in opposition to Senate Bill 1657.

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