Contact Governor Rauner to sign two Gun Violence Prevention bills, SB 337, Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act, and HB2354, the Firearms Restraining Order. It's Governor Rauner's
turn to do the right thing and sign both of these bills into law. Click here to send an e-mail or call 312-814-2121 or 217-782-0244.
WHY IT MATTERS:
Our children and families cannot afford another one of the Governor's vetoes on Gun Violence Prevention measures. We're going to need your help urging him to keep children and communities safe, by signing SB 337 and
One day after the House passed the Combattng Illegal Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337), Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stood side by side to vote in favor of passing a responsible
policy that holds corrupt gun dealers accountable. The vote was 35-20. It will keep thousands of illegal guns traced each year to Illinois gun dealers from getting into the wrong hands - 4,000 such illegal guns end up in our communities every year.
The measure would require the Illinois State Police to certify dealers and enacts provisions to better record and track private sales.
- requiring certified licensees to make a copy of the buyers or transferee's valid FOID card or ID and attach it to the documentation detailing the sale.
- requiring employees to have annual training regarding legal requirements, identifying
straw purchasers and responsible business practices.
- requiring certified licensees to have their place of business open for inspection by the State Police and local law enforcement.
Also, HB 2354 the Firearms Restraining Order legislation
that would allow for a family member or law enforcement to petition the courts to temporarily remove firearms from the home of a loved one who is determined by the court to be a risk to themselves or others. It passed out of the Illinois Senate
on a bi-partisan veto proof vote of 43-11-0.