Illinois: Anti-Gun Amendment Proposed for Gun Store Licensing Bill

by NRA-ILA  |  published on May 27, 2016

This week, anti-gun lawmakers have been hard at work to amend House Bill 1016 into a passable version. All proposed amendments would still implement some of the most restrictive regulations for gun stores and force them to close. Your NRA-ILA continues to outright oppose House Bill 1016 and any anti-gun amendment proposed.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) licenses and closely monitors all FFLs and strictly enforces any infringement of federal law. HB 1016 goes far beyond federal law in its mandatory regulations and red tape imposed at the state level that it would almost assuredly force the closure of most firearm dealers, and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones. This legislation seeks to create so many department divisions, anti-gun 5-member licensing boards, and licensing fees that dealers would be forced to close through oversight by anti-gun appointees or would be priced out of business.

  • carpkiller

    This is exactly whats going on in Ca, right now.

  • Donnie Buchanan

    Stupidity plain and simple. An example of correct gun law is Kennesaw, GA. They passed a city ordinance that each home has to have a gun and know how to use it. The crime rate dropped around 80% (if memory serves me right).

  • David Tierney

    The State of Ilinois has been absolutely corrupt since before Mayors Daley and even before Al Capone. Who the hell would want to visit, never mind live there. What would you expect from a State that gave us the Obamas.

    • Cleverfun

      …right, and like the last four Governors have done “jail time” for corruption and then there’s Rod Blagojevich… what a dirtball.

  • Joseph L. Light

    Who said that the Illinois polititions were smart; they have made Illinois the most corrupt state in America.

  • Cleverfun

    I’m sooo glad I live in TEXAS… Illinois is cranking down on Gun shops & Gun owners and my state just passed open carry, woo hoo!


  • SDofAZ

    Do we have another sanctuary state? Looks like illinois needs a wake up call. Unarmed is just another way of making victims of your citizens but no one pushing the disarm em boat seems to care of worry about what the criminals and terrorist are not going to do which is peacefully disarm. Idiots running the nut house is what this bill amounts to. Vote em out for your own protection or recall em if that is too slow a process!!!

    • 7734daniel

      The ones that want to disarm the people have body guards who more than likely are armed with full automatic weapons.
      Only people that are afraid of the citizens would want to disarm them, my qestion is what are they arfaid of ?

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