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
end gun violence



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    John Walsh, a 36-year-old Brooklynite wearing a leather shooting jacket, tight jeans, and a gay pride button, is lying on the floor of a hotel room in rural Ohio with a World War II-era rifle, taking aim at the peephole in the door. He wraps the sling of the M1 Garand around his forearm. His […]
  • Here’s Why the NRA’s Plan to Make People Fear the ‘Violent Left’ May Backfire August 17, 2017
    With his latest round of morning tweets, Donald Trump continued his days-long streak of unrepentant comments about Charlottesville. He has continued to claim that the “alt left,” in his words, shared blame for  bloodshed that left one woman dead and dozens injured, an assertion that is contradicted by extensive video evidence that shows white nationalists […]
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    A law signed earlier this year by the Arkansas governor allows for concealed guns on public college campuses starting in two weeks, on September 1. But it seems increasingly unlikely that anyone will actually obtain the special permit required to do so before that date. Under the new law, Arkansas residents 21 and over with […]
  • How Charlottesville May Change the Debate Over Armed Militias and Open Carry August 14, 2017
    As white nationalists squared off against counter-protesters and antifascists in Charlottesville on Saturday, a large group of heavily armed gunmen sought, for a time, to keep the peace. Christian Yingling, a militia leader from Pennsylvania, whose 32-man team arrived in the college town bearing loaded assault-style weapons and sidearms, told the Washington Post that his […]