Curran negotiated compromise on revised Gun Dealer Licensing Act will protect communities
In response to the outpouring of input from 41st District constituents requesting more oversight over gun sales, State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) worked to revise Senate Bill 337, the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, to reflect more fair terms and fewer costs for businesses—without unfairly targeting smaller dealers.
Following the veto of the original “Gun Dealer Licensing” legislation on April 10, Curran has engaged in bipartisan discussions to revise Senate Bill 337. Curran joined a bipartisan group of legislators at a press conference in the State Capitol on May 15 to announce the Senate amendment.
"Many citizens in my district have expressed they want better and safer practices in respect to gun sales," said Curran.
The amended legislation provides a streamlined process to educate and support safe firearm transfer practices in Illinois. It also allows for a less burdensome application process for the State Police to administer, and an easier process for businesses to abide by.
"I'm pleased with the common ground and compromise we achieved on this issue, and I can honestly say that of the legislation proposed, I believe this measure will not impede an individual's 2nd Amendment rights," said Curran. "The legislation announced today simply answers the call from our constituents to help ensure gun dealers and businesses are only selling firearms to those licensed to carry them."
Senate Bill 337 is currently awaiting consideration in Senate Judiciary Committee. If passed out of committee, the legislation will move to Senate Floor.