Extreme Anti-Gun Bill Introduced in Illinois, Includes Bans, Registration and Universal Background Checks

May 15 2014
by GSL Staff
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Flag_of_IllinoisWell, I guess Illinois lawmakers got together and said, “You know, it’s been a while since we introduced a bill to reduce liberty in our state. What do you say we draft a draconian set of gun regulations, just put it out there and see what happens.”

This new bill is bad news for Illinois gun owners. The anti-gunners have started out wanted the entire pie along with the kitchen its sitting in.

The bill comes complete with old school semi-auto registration schemes, bans, universal background checks, and magazine capacity restrictions.

I’ll go ahead and say, it’s an anti-gunners wet dream. Here is what the NRA-ILA thinks about the bill.

This week, Senate Bill 3659, misnamed the “Illinois Public Safety Act,” was introduced by notorious anti-gun state Senator Dan Kotowski (D-28). SB 3659 seeks to ban the possession, delivery, sale and purchase of many semi-automatic firearms and accessories, as well as .50 caliber rifles and cartridges unless the items have been previously owned and registered within an arbitrary period of time. SB 3659 would also amend the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to require background checks for private transfers of firearms, except those between family members, and would restrict magazine limits to those with a capacity of 15 rounds and smaller.

SB 3659 embodies the anti-gunner “wish list” in Illinois. This legislation is a comprehensive anti-gun package which echoes the unconstitutional legislation passed in New York and Connecticut last year. The laws passed in those states are currently subject to lawsuits due to their significant infringement on Second Amendment rights.

With the 2014 legislative session winding down, this bill has not yet been assigned to a policy committee. However, your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated when more information is available on this legislation.

Keep an eye on this one Illinois residents.

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