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.
Immediately after the 101st Illinois General Assembly officially began, we have our very first anti gun bill filed by Representative Rita Mayfield. HB0174, titled “Lost & Stolen Firearm-Penalty” increases the penalties for failure to report a lost or stolen firearm.
ATF Investigating one of the many lakes where gun owners have had tragic boating accidents.