New Gun Control Legislation Introduced in Illinois Senate to Register Non-Serialized Firearms
Try to hide your shock, but new gun control legislation has been introduced in the Illinois State Senate. This latest bill, Senate Bill 2956, was sponsored by IL State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16). In a nutshell, SB 2956 instructs the state police to maintain a database of each firearm possessed in the state that does not have a serial number imprinted on the firearm. You read that right. They are pushing for the registration of non-serialized firearms.
Should this bill pass, the owners of any firearms that do not have a serial number imprinted on them by a federal firearms importer or a federal firearms manufacturer will be required to submit an application to register the firearm with the Illinois State Police within 180 days after the effective date of the bill. Then the Illinois State Police will assign a unique serial number and conditionally register the firearm pending confirmation that the serial number has been imprinted on the firearm. Additionally, SB 2956 amends the criminal code to make it a crime for a person to knowingly sell, offer to sell, or transfer a firearm that is not imprinted with a serial number unless the person selling and the person receiving or purchasing the firearm is a law enforcement agency, federal firearms importer, or federal firearms manufacturer.
If you are not a fan of firearm registration of any variety, please utilize FPC's convenient outreach tool on this page to take action TODAY. Contact your specific state legislators and let them know you OPPOSE Illinois Senate Bill 2956. FPC has created a sample email for you to review, edit and personalize prior to sending it off to your lawmakers' inboxes. Together, let's show Illinois legislators the power of gun rights grassroots mobilization. Thanks in advance for taking action on this bill!