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Beiser says bill would infringe on gun-owner rights


State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, says he is reaffirming his support of the Second Amendment by opposing legislation that would infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners and increase costs for ammunition manufacturers in Illinois.

“Like many folks throughout the Metro East, I hold the Second Amendment in the highest regard,” said Beiser. “Chicago politicians are once again pushing their anti-gun agenda and I plan to defeat their proposals.”

If passed, House Bill 6615 would require all handgun ammunition to be serialized and a register of all ammunition transactions to be created. Being in possession of non-serialized ammunition would result in a misdemeanor. Beiser objects to the measure for a number of reasons, including the new expense to ammunition manufacturers, like Olin Corporation’s Winchester Division.

“Printing a serial number on each round of ammunition would increases costs on manufacturers that would certainly be passed on to law-abiding gun owners, and do absolutely nothing to target gang-bangers and other criminals,” Beiser said. “This is an out-of-touch idea that would hurt our area economy and I won’t stand for it. I’ll keep fighting against these crazy ideas that infringe on our constitutional gun rights.”

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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