Work to stop illegal guns from entering our communities continues in a new effort, SB337, the Combatting Illegal Gun Trafficking Act. This bipartisan legislation incorporates key provisions of the Gun Dealer Licensing Act which was vetoed by Governor Rauner in March, but adds provisions to better record and track private sales. It treats all gun dealers the same, eliminating the “big box store exemption” in previous legislation. Most importantly, it gives law enforcement a policy on which to stand in combatting corrupt gun dealing.
Whole communities are hunkered down in fear of gun violence. Compassion calls us to stand with our neighbors in solidarity to get guns out of the hands of those who would do us all harm.
In partnership with Community Renewal Society