Senator Rutherford End of Session Gun Legislation Update

The Illinois legislature has adjourned. Several gun bills were introduced and I wanted to update you on their status.

A conceal carry bill was introduced in the Illinois House. House Bill (HB) 5221 creates the Family and Personal Protection Act. The Illinois State Police would be allowed to issue permits to a person 21 or older who meets certain requirements. The bill did not advance, but it is encouraging that this type of legislation is continuing to be introduced. I support the legislation.

HB 180, which creates the Handgun Dealers Licensing Act, also did not move. This bill would prohibit anyone from selling a concealable firearm without being licensed.

HB 5495 would prohibit multiple sales of handguns within a 30-day period and that bill did not advance.

I will keep you posted on any changes on these types of issues in the State Capitol.

Dan Rutherford
State Senator

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