Springfield….After receiving an overwhelming number of phone calls and emails opposing Senate Bill 1657, Rep. Terri Bryant announced this week that she voted NO on the bill in committee.
The bill would create another layer of bureaucracy on smaller firearm dealerships by requiring them to file for licenses with the State of Illinois in order to sell firearms.
“I believe it is anti-business and anti-Constitution,” Bryant said. “I am proud to report to you that I voted NO on this bill when it was presented to the House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee this week. As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and as a member of the NRA, I will continue to fight against this bill. The right to bear arms is a cornerstone of a free America, and SB 1657 is just another way Chicago Democrat gun grabbers are attempting to restrict that right.”
The bill passed the House Judiciary Criminal Committee by a vote of 7-6 and now moves to the House for consideration.