CHICAGO (CBS)– Illinois took a major step to combat illegal gun trafficking.

Just a couple of hours ago, Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill requiring gun dealers to earn state certification.

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The bill allows the state to regulate the dealers and gather information on private sales and illegal gun transfers.

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Illinois is now the 16th state to require the certification.

The Illinois state rifle association issued a statement, calling the bill “political gamesmanship” and expressing “deep disappointment” in the signing.

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