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GUN DEALERS IN ILLINOIS WILL HAVE TO BE LICENSED BY THE STATE UNDER LEGISLATION HEADED TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK.
 
THE MEASURE REQUIRES STATE LICENSURE…BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR DEALERS AND EMPLOYEES…AND CONTINUING EDUCATION ABOUT PREVENTING THEFT AND IDENTIFYING STRAW PURCHASES. REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ANDERSON OF GENEVA SUPPORTS THE PROPOSAL.
 
 
OPPONENTS SAY THIS WILL BE TOO COSTLY FOR SMALL GUN DEALERS. NOW, GOVERNOR RAUNER MUST SIGN THE BILL FOR IT TO BECOME LAW.

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