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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –
The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Illinois Senate’s final passage of SB 337, which would help reduce illegal gun trafficking and hold corrupt gun dealers accountable. The bill includes provisions from the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, which the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition and gun violence prevention groups across the state advocated in support of for years. Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed that bill in March despite strong grassroots support for the legislation from Illinoisans.
SB 337, the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act, would:
STATEMENT FROM LAUREN QUINN, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE ILLINOIS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Lawmakers have taken the governor’s concerns seriously, and they’ve sent him legislation with significant revisions and bipartisan support. The governor now has a decision to make: Will he find a new excuse to carry the gun lobby’s water, or will he listen to the people of Illinois and enact these sensible steps to reduce gun trafficking?”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs