DES PLAINES, Ill. – In recognition for his efforts to curb gun violence in our community, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has recently been appointed to the newly created bipartisan House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force.

“I’m excited to have been appointed to this task force and am ready to find commonsense solutions to keep our communities safe,” said Moylan. “There have been too many shootings and it’s about time we put together a task force willing to work together against the growing problems.”

The House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force was created last Friday and will be asked to review the issue of gun violence and make recommendations designed to reduce violence in Illinois. The bipartisan task force will include 10 Democratic House members and 10 Republican House members.

Moylan has been a strong advocate over the years for common-sense gun safety reforms. He has been a vocal leader against automatic and assault rifles being sold, manufactured and distributed in Illinois and introduced legislation to ban bump-stocks and trigger cranks. This past spring, Moylan sponsored the “Fix the FOID” Act to require mandatory finger printing for all FOID applications and renewals and require universal background checks for all firearm transfers.

“Across the country, people are calling for action from community leaders, to stop these mass shootings and address the problems that lead to such tragedies,” said Moylan. “I believe we have a group of dedicated public leaders on this task force who are willing to put in the work and find commonsense solutions to keep residents safe.”

Rep. Marty MoylanRep. Marty Moylan

(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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