Illinois State Rifle Association urges members to call state senators to voice opposition to anti-gun bill
The Illinois State Rifle Association is urging members to call their state senators to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 337.
According to Northern Public Radio, critics of the bill, such as Rep. David Reis (R-Willow Hill), have blasted it as an infringement of the Second Amendment that will result in driving small gun stores out of business.
Meanwhile, supporters of the measure, sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison), champion it as a tool that could curb illegal gun sales across the state. It recently passed in the House 65-49.
“I think that so many side on [the] opposite side of this issue come at this and think this is gonna stop all the violence," Reis told Northern Public Radio, referring to his Democratic colleagues. "Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. We’re making it hard for people to stay in business, and that’s the objective.”