DES PLAINES, Ill. – In an effort to crack down on unregistered guns and gun loopholes, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has filed legislation that will ban the infamous “Ghost Guns” in the state of Illinois.

“This loophole is terrifying,” said Moylan. “I have talked to many gun owners in my district, and they all agree that no one should be able to get such readily available parts to build an unregistered gun, especially without the proper background checks and a Firearm Owners Identification Card.”

“Ghost Guns” are an online company and website where anyone can buy mostly finished gun parts, all of which don’t have any serial numbers and are all completely unregistered, to easily assemble a gun on their own after only a couple simple steps.  The company is known for their “do-it-yourself” kits, where anyone can buy these kits to manufacture the guns. The company sends out the parts, which may already be to 80% assembled, and instructions for one to assemble the firearm. All they require is a credit card number and an address for shipping. The company does not require or even ask for a FOID card and no background checks are needed.

These unregistered “Do-it-yourself” kits have already been used in a mass shooting this past November when a dangerous man, who otherwise couldn’t receive a gun because of his criminal background, was able to order completed and unregistered parts online and assemble at least two semi-automatic rifles, killing 5 adults and wounding 7 children.

Moylan filed House Bill 5478 last Friday, which would ban this loophole in the state of Illinois to help keep unregistered guns out of the hands of criminals and people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to have a gun.

“As representatives, we must do everything in our power to protect our communities from senseless gun violence,” said Moylan. “We need to close loopholes so that these ready-to-make guns don’t end up in the wrong hands.”

For more information about this legislation, or for any questions and concerns, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email

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(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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