The Illinois Senate will be holding a floor vote
on bill SB1657, sponsored by
Senator Don Harmon and supported by Chicago Democrats. This demanding and
unnecessary legislation seems intended to regulate gun dealers out of business
in Illinois. This bill would affect your ability to sell or refresh your own
gun collection, by defining YOU as a gun dealer in Illinois. Never mind
the weight of all the federal regulations that gun dealers and gun owners must
deal with, you will have more Illinois regulations and fees now too.
WHAT YOU MUST DO TO
PRESERVE YOUR GUN RIGHTS
Remember that the anti-gunners have tried repeatedly to force suburban firearms
retailers to close by suing them, only to have those suits tossed out.
They have tried to sue the towns that the stores are located in, only to have
those suits dismissed as well. Now they are attempting to change the law
of the land, at least in Illinois, and make gun stores do business *their* way,
which is no business at all.
1. Contact your State Senator and politely tell him/her that you are a
law-abiding gun owner and that you expect them to vote against SB1657. To verify who your State Senator is,
use the lookup apps available at the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
(click here) Even if you prefer email, also contact them at
their Springfield and district offices. Email can be ignored, phones must
be answered. Remember, the person who answers the phone is usually a
state employee reporting to the senator, and is just doing their job.
2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family and have them make
3. Post this alert to any and all Internet blogs, bulletin boards, and
social media sites to which you belong.