Bill To Shut Down Most Illinois Gun Shops Is On The Move

By on May 16, 2016


Illinois Legislation House Bill 1016 that would require gun shops to get licenses issued by the state may come up for a vote this week in the Illinois House.

If passed, this legislation would make it nearly impossible for your favorite firearm retailer to stay in business.

Shops would be forced to deploy a long list of costly new business practices in order to maintain their licenses. It is estimated that these new requirements would add at least $100 to the cost of firearm purchased from a licensed retailer.

This is a taste of what you should expect to see once it is released:

– You will be videotaped when you purchase a gun and that video tape will be provided to the police. Bottom line – you and your guns will be registered.

– Firearm retailers will be forced to install state of the art vaults and alarms at their shops. Very few retailers can afford $2 million security systems – so they’ll just have to go out of business.

– Firearm retailers would be required to fill out stacks of new forms and keep reams of paper records covering your firearm purchases. Minor record keeping mistakes will result in termination of licenses and shutting down of shops.

– The Chicago Police Department will have to right to inspect and audit any gun shop in the state at any time, without justification, for as long as they feel like staying. It’s hard to remain in business if you and your staff spend all day entertaining gun-grabbing Chicago Police Department hacks.


  • 1. Start calling Senator Don Harmon’s offices at (217) 782-8176 and (708) 848-2002 and politely tell the person that answers the phone that you are a law-abiding firearm owner and that you are steadfastly opposed to Sen. Harmon’s Firearm Dealer Licensing bill.
  • 2. Start calling Representative Kathleen Willis’ offices at (217) 782-3374 and (708) 562-6970 and politely tell the person that answers the phone that you are a law-abiding firearm owner and that you are steadfastly opposed to Rep. Willis’ Firearm Dealer Licensing bill.
  • 3. Contact your own State Senator and your State Representative and politely tell them that you are a law abiding firearm owner how is opposed to state licensing of firearm retailers and that you would like your State Senator and State Representative to vote against any bills that would license firearm retailers.
  • 4. Pass this alert on to all your gun owning friends and family and tell them to make calls as well.
  • 5. Please post this alert to any and all Internet blogs, and social media sites to which you may belong.

It is more important than ever that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters file witness slips in opposition to this House Bill 1016. 

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