Today, multiple gun control bills were released by the House Rules Committee and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing. Additionally, Senate Bill 1657 has been returned to the House Floor for a potential vote. It is now more important than ever that you contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 1657, and House Bills 4107, 4112, and 4117.
Anti-gun legislators in Illinois are holding nothing back from their gun ban wish list. Recently introduced, House Bill 4107 would ban many types of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and accessories and impose registration on all current owners. This anti-gun legislation would also ban a broad range of “trigger modification devices,” and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Possession of magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be a felony.
Unfortunately, House Bill 4112 was introduced mirroring much of HB 4107’s ban on “trigger modification devices,” but also makes possession of any affected devices a felony offense punishable by 3 to 7 years of imprisonment. If enacted, HB 4112 would create tens of thousands of felons overnight.
Also introduced, House Bill 4117 seeks to place bans on many popular “trigger modification devices.”
Senate Bill 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.
Again, please contact your state Representative immediately and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 1657, and House Bills 4107, 4112, and 4117.