Due to ongoing debate on the Illinois State budget, the Illinois Legislature resolved yesterday to continue to meet through the summer. Thankfully, Senate Bill 1657 was not called up for a vote yesterday, but this does not mean that it is dead.
Senate Bill 1657 would create onerous mandatory regulations, fees potentially in the thousands of dollars and excessive amounts of red tape that would almost assuredly force the closure of many firearm dealers, and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) already licenses and closely monitors all federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) and strictly enforces any violation of federal law.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to monitor the Summer Session and keep you up-to-date with any information on SB 1657 and any legislation that impacts your Second Amendment rights.