Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657)
Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657)

SB1657 gives Illinois the ability to encourage better business practices among gun dealers and hold corrupt dealers accountable.

Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition



Protecting our children, families and communities from gun violence

The Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition (ILGVP) advocates for common sense, evidence-based gun violence prevention measures that will save lives in Illinois.

The Coalition achieves this mission through building grassroots outreach, supporting legislative policies to reduce easy access to firearms, and working in partnership with key stakeholders, including faith and community groups, families and survivors of gun violence, law enforcement, and elected officials to end the gun violence crisis in Illinois.

Call Your Legislator

We make it easy to find and call your legislators. Direct contact from voters is one the best way to drive our lawmakers to take action!


Email Your Legislator

It’s quick and easy to message to your legislators. Emails from you let our lawmakers know Illinoisans are serious about common sense gun violence prevention measures.


File a Witness Slip

Witness slips are an important but often overlooked part of the legislative process. Learn more about how you can make an impact with witness slips.




Together we can
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  • Trump’s New FBI Director Will Inherit a Gun Background-Check System Marred by Missing Records and Manpower Shortages May 22, 2017
    A few weeks after a a gunman murdered nine members of a prayer group at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the then-director of the FBI acknowledged that a cascade of errors within the federal gun background-check system had allowed the shooter to erroneously purchase the weapon he used in the act. Dylann Roof, […]
  • As Trump’s Troubles Mount, NRA Accuses News Media of Trying to ‘Undermine This President’ May 19, 2017
    As Donald Trump’s presidency lurched toward crisis this week, Chris Cox, head of the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, attended the annual Congressional Shoot-Out at the Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Club in Glenn Dale, Maryland. Standing near the gun range, wearing a green short-sleeve shirt and sunglasses, he filmed a friendly interview with […]
  • Trump Taps David Clarke, a Staunch NRA Ally, For Homeland Security Post May 17, 2017
    As sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke converted a penchant for towering Stetsons, scorched-earth sound bites, and unbounded support for gun rights into a side career as a conservative personality. On Wednesday, he used one of his frequent media appearances to announce his new job, revealing that President Donald Trump had appointed him as an […]
  • Ammon Bundy Says Occupiers’ Guns Forced Federal Officers to ‘Respect Us and Allow Us to Speak’ May 17, 2017
    High plains insurgent Ammon Bundy’s band of anti-government extremists would never have gathered the strength to run federal agents off government-owned land if his supporters hadn’t been armed to the teeth, he told interviewers from federal custody. Bundy spoke with filmmakers for the new PBS-TV “Frontline” documentary “American Patriot,” which chronicles the movement of disgruntled ranchers, […]