DES PLAINES, Ill. – An effort to protect communities from illegal gun trafficking co-sponsored by state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has passed the House Judiciary Criminal Committee and has moved to the house floor.

“It is appalling that yet another school shooting has taken place in our country and still no real policy changes have been put in place to protect our children,” Moylan said. “If the politicians in Washington can’t get it together, then we must do everything we can at the state level to protect Illinois residents.”

Quickly after Governor Rauner vetoed the previous Gun Dealer Licensing Act, Moylan and other state legislators got back to work to draft new legislation regarding gun dealers’ business practices in the state to protect local communities from illegal gun trafficking and bad business habits that could pose a threat to Illinois residents.

Senate Bill 337 establishes a certification requirement for gun dealers awarded by the Illinois State Police and makes it a criminal offense for any entity to sell, lease or anyway transfer firearms in the state of Illinois without the proper license. The new legislation also creates the Gun Trafficking Information Act, requiring the Illinois State Police to collect and study firearms trafficking data.

“We need to hold gun dealers in the state responsible and put forth better business practices that aim to keep the children and families safe in Illinois,” Moylan said. “I urge the governor to work with us on this legislation so that we can get this passed quickly to protect people as soon as possible.”

For more information about this legislation, or any other issue or concern, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or

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