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OPPOSE HB-4117: Illinois’ “Bump Stock” ban that includes *all* trigger modifications

October 25, 2017

Class2felony

Marty Moylan and his merry band of gun control advocates say House Bill 4117 is about banning "Bump Stocks".  That's not true.  The bill bans all manner of trigger modifications commonly done to improve accuracy and safety in firearms.

We urge gun owners and our friends to contact your Illinois House members to oppose HB-4117 because it ensnares hundreds of thousands of Illinois gun owners, many unwittingly, into Class 2 felonies.

Under HB-4117 it is illegal to:

(7) Sells, manufactures, purchases, possesses or carries:

“(i-5) a trigger modification device. For purposes of this clause (i-5), “trigger modification device” means any part, or combination of parts, designed or intended to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm, but does not convert the firearm into a machine gun, including, but not limited to:”

HB-4117 does not apply to just semi-automatic firearms. It applies to ANY firearm, including single shot shotguns, double barrel shotguns , bolt action rifles, pistols and even revolvers.  And yes, a cursory look at the proposed legislation would apply even black powder firearms.  

This is not about converting firearms to full-auto or machineguns, the language is so broad that ANY modification to ANY firearm that increases the “rate of fire” is a class 2 felony.

Modifications like changing out the trigger in your carry gun become highly illegal.  Not only to possess, but to carry as well. So what does HB-4117 do:

•  Changing the trigger in your 1911 earns you a Class 2 felony

•  Having an action job to smooth out the trigger in your revolver earns you a Class 2 felony

•  Adding a national match trigger to your M1 8-shot rifle earns you a Class 2 felony

•  Putting a Zev slide on your Glock earns you a Class 2 felony

•  Carrying a handgun with any of these modifications earns you another Class 2 felony.

Proponents of HB-4117 are trying to use the tragedy in Las Vegas as a way to hide their gun bans, gunsmithing bans, and bans on all kinds of aftermarket parts.

25 Responses to OPPOSE HB-4117: Illinois’ “Bump Stock” ban that includes *all* trigger modifications

  1. Carlos Alvarez on October 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    I oppose to this legislation because is against to my 2nd amendment constitutional right. 

    • Gary Winters on October 25, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      I am opposed to this legislature! Quit worrying about the guns and concentrate on the criminals and the crazies. 

    • richard on October 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      we must make it very clear that the full weight and finanvial backing of the NRA and the ISRA will come down on anyone who votes for this unconstitutional bill.  Anyone who votes for this bill may as well just resign because there is no way they can ever be re-elected.

  2. Michael Felix on October 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I am opposed to HB4117!

    • Jeremy C Huffman on October 25, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      I am opposed to this bill

  3. James swon on October 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I am opposed to HB-4117! Your bill is not agreeable to law abiding firearm owning citizens

  4. Wayne Webb on October 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    What part of "shall not be infringed" do they not understand?

     

  5. Actuall Bill Text on October 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm

                (i-5) a trigger modification device. For purposes 

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            of this clause (i-5), "trigger modification device" 

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            means any part, or combination of parts, designed or 

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            intended to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm, 

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            but does not convert the firearm into a machine gun, 

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            including, but not limited to:

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                    (A) any part, or combination of parts, 

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                designed or intended for use in modifying a firearm 

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                to use the recoil of the firearm to produce a rapid 

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                succession of trigger functions; or

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                    (B) any part, or combination of parts, 

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                designed or intended for use in modifying a firearm 

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                to produce multiple trigger functions through the 

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                use of an external mechanism;

     

  6. Larry Miller on October 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I am against these bills

  7. Walt Wigner on October 25, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I am against HB-4117, this infringes on my 2nd amendment rights.

     Thank You 

    Walt

  8. Bill1 on October 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    I am against  ALL gun control 

  9. Scott Haas on October 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I am opposed to any banes of my second amendment rights. Go after the criminals and leave the law abiding gun owners alone.

  10. MM on October 25, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Please call or email your legislators with your opposition. 

  11. Mark Cornwell on October 25, 2017 at 7:35 pm
  12. Don Cox on October 25, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I am opposed to this badly written bill

  13. Dan Riccolo on October 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I am against HB-4117. it accomplishes nothing but to make law abiding citizens into felons. Why not enforce existing laws?

     

  14. Bill1 on October 25, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Called my rep he is pro-gun, doesnt look good. we need people making calls NOW

  15. Larry on October 26, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I oppose this ban that infringes on my 2nd amendment right. 

  16. Florio Progri on October 26, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I oppose this ban . Let me be free , let me be an AMERICAN .

  17. ken on October 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 3:37 p.m.

    WCIA is reporting it failed:

     

    http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/bump-stock-bill-fails-to-pass/845215414

    • JR on October 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Hopefully HB 4107 and HB 4112 will fail as well. The legal law abiding firearm owner isn't the problem. In this state as well as in the whole of the country itself we have crime/criminal problem. Time for much harsher penalties for criminals who use gun during their criminal acts.

  18. Steven Miller on October 26, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This is insanity and better not be put into law. It would start a war. Aside from being stupid and written by the ignorant.

     

  19. Bill1 on October 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Ok, we are being told the bill did not pass but it was the language in the bill that caused it to fail and not the intent of the bill.

    This means we need to contiue to work to support or rights in this state and i am talking about more than just the 2A.

    • Bill1 on October 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Forgot to add. i dont want HB4120 to become law either, Personally I am tired of seeing the ISRA support gun control in the name of appeasement. 

      We gun owners have appeased enough in this state. We should have NEVER had the stupid FOID card law!

       

  20. Jim Bateson on October 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    We The People are tired of being regulated.  No longer do we live in a free country where laws control every aspect of our lives.