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



RSS The Trace

  • ATF Upgrades Alert System for Gun-Store Thefts June 27, 2017
    The federal agency charged with keeping guns out of criminals’ hands has beefed up its system for alerting firearms dealers about local burglaries. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is now emailing gun merchants who included an address in their license application if another gun store is robbed in their area, the agency […]
  • Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Concealed Gun Restrictions June 26, 2017
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case challenging California’s tight restrictions on granting concealed carry licenses, meaning that municipalities and states will continue to enjoy broad discretion in determining who can carry guns in public, and where they can carry them. The case, Peruta v. California, argues that the “good cause” […]
  • When Police Fail to Solve Homicides, Families Carry the Weight June 26, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In her darkest moments, Rashawnda Townsend would strap a gun to her hip, climb behind the wheel of her silver Impala, and make the short three-minute drive to the home of one of the men she believes murdered her son. Parked across the street, she’d sometimes sit for hours, watching from […]
  • Only a Third of Gun Owners Think Gun Violence Is a Serious Issue June 22, 2017
    A sweeping study of gun ownership by the Pew Research Center reveals a stark divide in opinion about the role of guns in society, the extent to which gun violence is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, and whether firearms should be more strictly regulated. The Pew survey found that attitudes around gun […]