The Illinois State Rifle Association is encouraging members to express their displeasure with Senate Bill 337, known as the Firearms Industry Licensing Act, by filling out a witness slip in opposition.
Sponsored by Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), the bill that would make more than one failure to provide record of a gun sale a Class 4 felony, is scheduled for a Criminal Committee hearing in Springfield on May 24.
The bill would also prevent any person who has had their FOID or CCL suspended or revoked from holding a certificate even if they still possess a valid federal license and require businesses to log in all new firearm purchases within five days or 24 hours of being unpacked and placed in inventory, whichever is sooner.
Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park)
Others openly opposed to the measure include the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Springfield Armory and Illinois Retail Merchants Association.
The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago), Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago), Julie A. Morrison (D-Deerfield), Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago), Cristina Castro (D-Elgin), David Koehler (D-Peoria), Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst), Elgie R. Sims Jr., (D-Chicago), Heather A. Steans (D-Chicago), Omar Aquino (D-Chicago), John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove), Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields), Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Kim A. Lightford (D-Maywood).