Why is Illinois trying to shut us down?

Why is  Illinois trying to shut us down?

Welcome back to the 36th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact the opposite. I’m a new user to the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.

 

 

Being that we are a firearm accessories manufacturer, we always stay at the forefront of firearms related news in our home state of Illinois. On Tuesday October 18th 2017, multiple gun control bills were introduced by the House rules committee for a hearing. These bills blatantly violate our second amendment rights.

 

Here is a list of the bills being introduced at the legal rhetoric inside of them.

 

Senate Bill 1657 – Would create laws that mandated certain regulatory fees for FFL (Federal Firearms License) dealers. This would create more legal mumbo jumbo for these businesses to go through to sell firearms and firearm accessories. Big box retailers might be able to pay these additional costs but it might put your neighborhood gun store out of business. Let’s say you want to start your own local gun shop, if this bill was written into law, the fees associated with the business would be so high that the barrier to enter the market would be very unattainable. 

 

House Bill 4107 – This bill would not only impose new registration on all current semi-automatic firearms and accessories but would out right ban some of them as well. It would also make a state wide ban on magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. You will receive a felony conviction of you are caught owning any magazines with a larger capacity than 10 rounds. In this bill is also a section that would make the purchasing, sale, and ownership of AR-15 accessories illegal. THINK ABOUT THAT! How would we operate?! Although this will more than likely not happen, it is scary to be forced to stare this down the barrel while we late for the House to decide what it can do. 

 

House Bill 4112 – This bill will make trigger mod devices a felon-able offense, with sentences from 3 to 7 years in jail!

 

House Bill 4117 – Many of the popular trigger mod devices like binary triggers and bump stocks would be banned if this bill gets signed into law.

 

 

“But Cory, I don’t live in Illinois how does this effect me?” You selfish prick! Just kidding, but come on! I see people in gun forums knocking California and other pro gun control states where people live. I implore you to have some compassion for our brothers and sisters in other states. If we let certain states set a precedence then it is only a matter of time before all states begin to immolate the " new standard." Solidarity is key, we must stay united in our efforts in protecting our 2nd amendment rights. On our own we are weak but together we make “the people”, and it is our politicians that should be working for us and not the other way around.

 

Regardless of where you live, what do you think about this? Is this just the step in a nationwide gun control agenda or am I just being paranoid?



9 Responses

Docduracoat
Docduracoat

November 16, 2017

Bring your gun related company to us here in Florida! We are second amendment friendly and have no state income tax

Kell-tec, Knights Armament, I O and Diamondback are all on the “ Space Coast” with its highly trained work force
There are Literally hundreds more gun manufacturing companies all over the rest of the state
We in the Gunshine State would welcome you with open arms
Governor Scott has a program to bring companies here
Contact his office and they will tell you about what the state will do to help you move here
You will never have to worry that we would pass any laws to hurt a gun business

Scotty
Scotty

October 27, 2017

Yep, one word…….MOVE!

Robert
Robert

October 23, 2017

America has lost its identity! Each day millions wake up and try really hard to figure out what offends them next. We as a nation now cow tail to every BS wish and PC dictate that we don’t remember who we were/are anymore. We were once manufacturing giants now we just buy everything. We once were tops in science and technology now we are somewhere in the middle of the pack. Laws are now debatable (Immigration) and politicians have ceased to represent anyone but themselves and their own financial agendas. My advice: Stock up, Hunker Down, and Detach From the Grid, The liberals are going to ride this once great country into ruins. BTW please use spell check when posting

ChrisH
ChrisH

October 20, 2017

I feel your pain. Not only do I live in IL, but “crook” county as well. To those who crap on living here, it is still a great state, almost perfect if it wasn’t for the ignorant politics. Some should keep in mind that not all of us work in an industry that lets you chose to live just anywhere.
I agree that it’s important to support IRSA and the NRA. It’s still the best way to counteract the misinformed ignorance of the anti-gunners.

BA
BA

October 20, 2017

Hailing from the Nanny State of Kommiefornia, I feel your pain every day. Firearms owners and Second Amendment supports, as a group, are the most targeted group in the U.S. We are under constant attack every day, every new legislative session and every time some criminal uses a firearm. We all need to keep fighting for our Constitutional rights and never compromise. We can not expect to win the war in one big battle. We will need to win small isolated skirmishes to take back what is ours. The power of the vote is mightier than the sword. Make them pay at election time. Until then support the organization of your choice that fights daily for you. Donate time and money. Take a friend shooting who is against firearms. Most likely they have never even held a firearm. You will be surprised how easy it is to change their mind. Good luck all.

Jack bottoms
Jack bottoms

October 20, 2017

If you live in the land of Lincoln, join the Illinois state rifle association, their the ones fighting for our 2nd ammendment rights in Springfield!

Mark Vinyard
Mark Vinyard

October 20, 2017

Many companies move from states that are are run by democrats. You have a democratic governor that states he is a Republican he is far from supportive of the 2nd amendment. Sanctuary State… Really! My bro and sis in-laws live just down the road in Glenview and unfortunately in Cook Co. Sorry dude get them dems out.
I will help how ever I can, Start a petition and post your senators and congressmen email on line to appose the bills.
Round up to donate to the NRA to help fight crap like this. Not that I want another email from the NRA asking for money..but there is strength in numbers.
Start a gofundme to have a television or radio commercial to appose these bills.
Remember it is always an election, not a re-election make your voices heard.

Change your font it is hard to read as old as I am..

Robert Bruner
Robert Bruner

October 20, 2017

It may cost money in the short term, but why would you locate in Illinois in the first place? There is only a handful of states where I would consider living let alone operating a business, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Nevada or Arizona. I live in Montana now, and as the liberals tighten their grip around our freedoms, I’ll be holding out in one of the last free states left.

Jamie Howard
Jamie Howard

October 20, 2017

First off I feel sorry for you having to put up with the communist state of Illinois. But your right we as gun owners should help are brothers and sisters out that have to live in States like this. But you could always come to Kentucky we would be happy to have your company here. We believe in the right to carry a gun here.

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