DES PLAINES, Ill. – Continuing his fight to pass commonsense gun reforms, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is calling on the governor to sign the Gun Dealer Licensing Act that passed both the House and Senate at the end of session last month.

“We cannot continue the status quo we see from Washington D.C, which is to remain idle on common sense gun reforms that will protect families,” Moylan said. “We have started the process to fight against the ‘do nothing’ of Washington politicians, and I am calling on the governor to help us protect Illinois families and sign the Gun Dealer Licensing Act.”

Moylan, along with other state legislators, started to work quickly this year to draft legislation in an effort to examine better business practices for gun dealers in the state of Illinois. Senate Bill 337, The Gun Dealer Licensing Act, 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 transfer firearms in the state of Illinois without the proper license. The new legislation also creates the Gun Trafficking Information Act, helping the Illinois State Police to collect and study firearms trafficking data.

“Most industries are regulated by the state to protect consumers from bad business practices. This is the same concept, we are doing what we can to protect residents from bad business practices that can lead to guns ending up in the wrong hands,” Moylan said. “I am calling on the governor to stop delaying and sign Senate Bill 337 so we can protect the people in our communities 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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