RED BUD, Ill. – State Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, is applauding the signature of a bill into state law that would reduce the burden of regulations and red tape placed on gun owners, and to protect the World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta from new overreaching regulations.
“This goal of this legislation is to cut down some of the bureaucracy and overregulation that would stifle a crucial part of the Sparta community,” Reitz said. “The World Shooting and Recreation Complex is a destination for gun owners, and it needs to remain free of unfair government restrictions and added fees. Supporting this legislation is just the first of many steps I’m planning to take to reduce unfair restraints placed on law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
Reitz cosponsored Senate Bill 1139, which added numerous commonsense exceptions to current laws including extending concealed carry licensing periods, clarifying law enforcement members’ exemptions for concealed carry and hunting rights and lowering the age restriction for military members to obtain a FOID card without parental permission. The bill also exempts the Sparta World Shooting and Recreation Complex, from the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act.
“The World Shooting and Recreation Complex plays a key role in our economy,” Reitz said. “Getting rid of unnecessary restrictions will help the entire community, not just by restoring commonsense gun freedoms, but by boosting local tourism. I’m proud to support this legislation and to see it become law in Illinois, and I will continue to propose and support other measures to protect our Constitutional rights in Springfield.”