Illinois: Rep. David Olsen Voted for Gun Control
|Senate Bill 337, which would establish a firearm registry and shut down your local gun stores with onerous red tape, currently sits on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk despite his previous veto of two similar bills. Your state Representative, David Olsen, voted in favor of Senate Bill 337. Please contact Rep. Olsen and express your disappointment in his choice to vote for this gun control measure. Click the “Take Action” button below and call (630) 737-0504 to contact Rep. Olsen.
Senate Bill 337 would direct the state police to create an electronic transaction form for all firearm transfers, which would amount to a registry. This solution in search of a problem will not only waste taxpayer funded resources, but it would also not improve public safety. Criminals, by definition, do not obey the law, and acquire the vast majority of their firearms illegally such as by theft, on the black market, or by straw purchase. A registry would not affect criminals as it could only include lawful transactions. The only purpose that firearm registries serve is to facilitate future confiscations of firearms from those who currently own them legally.
In addition, SB 337 would create onerous gun dealer licensing within the state. While the purported intent of this legislation was to enhance “responsible business practices,” this bill only proves that the intention is to close as many federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) as possible. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) licenses and closely monitors all FFLs and strictly enforces against any violation of federal law. SB 337 goes so far beyond federal law and seeks to create so many department divisions, anti-gun 5-member licensing boards, and licensing fees that dealers would be forced to close through oversight by anti-gun appointees or being priced out of business.