Illinois handgun owners would be required to register their weapons with the state and pay a $65-per-gun registration fee under a mayoral plan proposed Thursday to arm police with the information they need to solve crimes and reduce illegal firearm transfers.
It comes at a time when the National Rifle Association and its allies among Downstate lawmakers are making a major push for concealed carry legislation. Illinois is the only state in the nation that does not allow its residents to carry concealed weapons.
You already buy a title for a car. You already buy a title for a motorcycle. You buy a title for a boat. Im not asking you to do anything you dont do already.
It will be co-sponsored in the state House by State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan (R-Park Ridge), the mayor said, in hopes that will set the stage for bi-partisan support.
His proposal would require all handgun owners to obtain a certificate of registration from the State Police for every handgun they own at a cost of $65-per-weapon and to renew that registration every five years.
They would be required to provide: their name, address and telephone number; the manufacturer of the gun, its model type and serial number; and the date and source of the purchase.
Whenever a handgun is sold, the seller would be required to report the sale to the State Police no less than 48 hours prior to delivery. Handgun buyers would have 20 days to file for a new certificate of registration. Anyone caught carrying or possessing an unregistered handgun would face a Class 2 felony.
A portion of the $65 fee would be used to implement the statewide registry. The rest would be used to improve two public safety data basis: LEADS and the National Instant Criminal Background Check Systems (NICS).....snip~
Bi-partisan support my ass.....she is nothing more than a Social Conservative Democrat. thats also comes from a small suburb. Best hope this gets shot down. Because if Illinois passes it.....just think what it means going forward. This guy is a clever little ferret. Thinks he is slick. Moreover is feels he can strongarm Republicans due to that Democratic Machine. 65 dollars per piece.
Hopefully the rest of the State will speak out and say. Hey, you want to do that for your citizens in your City. Be my guest. But you are not speaking for the rest of us. Note your title says Mayor. Not Govennor!!!!!