Time for Action: 
Support SB 337  Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act 
Bonnie Cox, LWVIL President
Hilary Denk, LWVIL Issues Chair 
Mary Klonowski and Holly Fingerle, LWVIL Issue Specialists, Gun Violence Prevention

File a witness slip as a proponent of SB337, The Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act, before Thursday, May 24th at 10:00 A.M. The count for the proponents and opponents is a virtual tie as of Sunday, May 20th.
Here is the link:
To file a witness slip:
Under Section I, fill in your identification information (under business and title write None).
Under Section II, write "self." 
In Section III, select "Proponent"
In Section IV, select "Record of Appearance Only." 
Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.
Submit by clicking on "Create (Slip)"       
As described in detail in a previous Time for Action, the bill creates a process for all Federal Firearms Licensees to be certified by Illinois State Police. IL State Police can inspect the Gun Dealers once/year. The bill incorporates provisions for electronic record keeping and safe storage. Requires persons who sell guns privately to maintain proper transaction records or face penalties. Provides penalties for not checking for valid FOID cards.  Requires gun dealers to Install surveillance equipment, maintain electronic inventory, anti-theft measures and employee training.
This bill passed the Senate with bipartisan support largely due to your efforts in calling your Senators to support the bill! Now the bill has been assigned to the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee and will likely be heard on Thursday, May 24th at 10:00AM.    
  • Also, please call your Representative and ask her/him to support the bill; if they say yes ask them to co-sponsor this important piece of legislation.
  • To find your state representative: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
League of Women Voters of Illinois
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Phone: (312) 939-5935  | Email:  issues@lwvil.org  | website:  www.lwvil.org
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