Anyone with comments on the Illinois State Police’s proposed rules for the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act must have their comments in by Monday, October 7th.
Your comments must be in writing.
Be specific and pithy. This isn’t the time for essay-type answers or to make claims about the constitutionality of the proposed rulemaking, the underlying law or anything else.
Here are some suggested points to make in your submission.
Under Camera/Surveillance systems:
- The proposed rules require cameras capable of reading license plates 24 hours a day, seven days a week in parking lots. Who determines where the parking lot begins and ends, especially for businesses that share a parking lot with other vehicles?
- The night-time requirement would suggest that the cameras must be able to read license plates at night. Is this technology currently available? If so, at what cost? Will the cost be prohibitively expensive?
- Is their sufficient Internet capability to upload real-time back-ups for multiple, ultra-high-definition cameras to online storage?
- The proposed rules also demand that ammo not be accessible to customers… At what cost to dealers will the state require to move ammo out of reach of customers… Some stores sell ammo off a pallet, or multiple pallets.
There are plenty more aspects you can criticize. Find them, list them and emphasize the high costs with compliance.
Send this to:
Mr. Matthew Rentschler
Department of State Police
801 S. Seventh St., Suite 1000-S
Springfield, IL 62703
Furthermore, if your State Representative or Senator serves on the JCAR commission, you might send them a copy as well to their district or Springfield offices.
Here is a list of JCAR’s members:
Senator Don Harmon, co-chair
Senator Kimberly Lightford
Senator Tony Muñoz
Senator Sue Rezin
Senator Paul Schimpf
Senator Chuck Weaver
Rep. Tom Demmer
Rep. Michael Halpin
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Rep. Steven Reick
Rep. André Thapedi
Rep. Keith Wheeler, co-chair