WASHINGTON (KFVS) -Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced legislation to reduce gun violence.
The legislation would thwart the theft of firearms from Federal Firearms Licensees, or federally-licensed dealers, manufacturers, and importers.
According to the ATF, 8,129 guns were reported stolen from Federal Firearms Licensees in 2017. A total of 3,451 were reported stolen in 2013.
Also introducing the bill was U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL-10).
It is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).