We strongly encourage you to protect your gun rights by filing a Witness Slip for SB-1657. As a resident of Illinois, this is an opportunity to have your voice heard. What is a Witness Slip? A Witness Slip is a person or group’s position on a particular bill. Complete the sections of the form and make sure to indicate you are an opponent of this bill. A Witness Slip can be filed by individuals on behalf of themselves, or on behalf of organizations. What is SB-1657? SB-1657 would create onerous mandatory regulations, fees potentially in the thousands of dollars and excessive amounts of red tape that would almost assuredly force the closure of many firearm dealers, and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) already licenses and closely monitors all federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) and strictly enforces any violation of federal law. Thank you for your time in this matter and helping protect Illinois gun rights.