The Illinois State Rifle Association is urging citizens to call their legislators and encourage them to vote against an amended bill that would remove an existing state preemption to allow local firearm bans.
An amendment to HB1467 adds language to a proposed bump stock ban that gives municipalities the ability to ban so-called long guns.
“Instead of having a uniform state law, where everyone knows the rules, Illinois will move to a patchwork of inconsistent local gun laws – with good people unknowingly becoming criminals as they travel the state,” the ISRA said in a posting on its website. “HB1467 with S.A. #1 is not a sincere effort at good public policy. This bill is deliberately divisive when broad consensus on bump stocks can be reached.”
ISRA is also urging legislators to vote no on HB1465, which would raise the age to buy long guns to 21 and make possession a felony; HB1468, which would increase the waiting period to purchase long guns to 72 hours; and SB1657, which would impose unwarranted requirements on gun licensees.