Time for Action: 
Support SB1657 - Gun Dealer Licensing Act -  in 3 ways
October 31, 2017
FROM: 
Bonnie Cox, LWVIL President
Hilary Denk, and  Heather Cunningham, LWVIL Issues Co-chairs 
Mary Klonowski and Barbara Marsh, LWVIL Issue Specialists, Gun Violence Prevention
 
ACTION NEEDED
SB 1657 is expected to be called for a vote on Wednesday, November 8 .  
  1. Once again, we urge you to call your STATE REPRESENTATIVE. Find phone numbers for your legislators at https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
     
  2. Sign the #OurOneJob Petition https://ilgvp.com/ouronejob-petition/ which goes to Governor Rauner and Illinois Legislators. You can easily add your signature online or download a copy to circulate to friends and neighbors.
     
  3. Participate in the 2017 Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition Advocacy Day in Springfield:
    • Wednesday, November 8, 11:00 am
    • Activities:  
      • State Rep. office visits 
      • Rally at the rail 
      • Visible presence to honor gun violence victims and survivors;
    • For details on a meeting location for League members contact infoongdl@gmail.com;
    • Bring your League buttons and League signs.
WHY IT MATTERS: 
Last year in Chicago more than 4,300 people were shot, and 720 died, many of them children. 90% of crime guns in the United States can be traced to only 5% of gun dealers, and some of the most notorious are based right here in Illinois. 40% of guns used in crimes in Chicago between 2009 and 2014 came from Illinois. States with licensing and oversight of gun stores reduced gun trafficking from in-state stores by 64%.

[Source: Chicago Gun Trace Report issued by the City of Chicago, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the University of Chicago Crime Lab.]
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