4/11/17 – Prevent Handgun Violence: Call your Senator to support SB1657

By | 2017-04-11T18:26:04+00:00 April 11th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

Gun dealer licensing legislation (SB1657) which passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 6 had its third reading on April 25 where it was referred to assignments.

The bill has gained momentum after receiving the support of multiple Senators. SB1657 would license firearm dealers in Illinois and help keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. 

The bill has gained momentum after receiving the support of multiple Senators. SB1657 would license firearm dealers in Illinois and help keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

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From 2009 to 2013, more than 3,000 guns recovered from crime scenes in Chicago were traced back to just three Illinois firearms dealers. In other words, only three out of Illinois’ more than 2,400 gun retailers were the source of close to 17% of Chicago’s crime related to guns. State licenses would give Illinois a pathway for stricter scrutiny of these bad apple gun dealers, and the ability to deal out consequences if they fall short.

Currently, 85% of Illinoisans agree that Illinois needs gun dealer licensing to rein in its unscrupulous gun dealers. CIOGC encourages community members to contact their State Senator them that Illinois needs to license its firearm dealers and to vote YES on SB 1657!

 

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