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.READ MORE: Ex-Northshore Gynecologist Fabio Ortega Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Patients
The bill allows the state to regulate the dealers and gather information on private sales and illegal gun transfers.READ MORE: Dixmoor Sends Plea For Help As Water Pressure Down To A Trickle In Parts Of South Suburb
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.MORE NEWS: Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Testifies To Become The Next Ambassador of Japan