Illinois lawmakers have scheduled hearings for their gun control package bill, falsely titled the “Protect Illinois Communities Act.” House Bill 5855 bans many commonly used firearms Americans choose to defend themselves and their families with. Proponents of the bill, however, fail to explain how disarming law-abiding citizens will keep them safe from criminals who do not obey the law. There will be opportunity for public input at the third hearing. The date of the third hearing has yet to be announced. -NRA
The Illinois State Rifle Association said, among other things, "the bill bans over 100 types of common rifles, pistols and shotguns that many people own, forces a firearms registry and turns anyone owning certain magazines into a felon once the bill is signed by the governor.
“There is no part of HB5855 we think is constitutional,” ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson said in a statement.