I oppose Illinois HB0899 and HB0174. Each of these bills would create penalties, including felony charges, if your guns are lost or stolen. Supporters of these bills say it is to combat straw purchase. I oppose these bills, and these are the reasons why.
On July 16th Illinois Governor Rauner signed 2 bills which will have an effect on the gun rights of law abiding gun owners in Illinois. This article will explain how these bills affect your rights, when they go into affect and provide possible reasons as to why Rauner signed these bills.