Bill aims to regulate homemade guns, blueprints

Bill aims to regulate homemade guns, blueprints

Gun Rights

Eric Gay Class 2 felonies are punishable by three to seven years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. “I’m not calling for a ban on them, I’m just saying that you need to have the same background checks as you would if you were going to purchase a regular gun at a gun dealer or a gun shop, and that means you have to have a valid FOID card,” Willis said. The bill also requires a FOID card for anyone possessing “unfinished frames or receivers” defined in the bill as “a frame or lower receiver blank, casting, or machined body that requires further machining or molding to be used as part of a functional firearm.” The unfinished receiver provision contains exceptions for “an unfinished part within a manufacturing process that includes serialization where the name of the manufacturer and an individual serial number.” Willis said she understands gun assembly is a hobby for some, but she said unregulated, “untraceable” guns could be a dangerous tool. Todd Vandermyde of the Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois, a lobbyist on behalf of gun sellers, called the bill an attempt to criminalize the distribution of information, which goes against not only the Second Amendment, but also the First. “It makes it illegal to digitally share files and blueprints, so if you’re trying to get a custom part made and you need to have a blueprint of a part made and you try to transmit that via a PDF or a drawing […]

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