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August 2016
The Gun Violence Prevention PAC is proud to honor Father Michael Pfleger with the 2016 Paper Tiger Award. Losing his own son to gun violence, Father Mike is passionate about reducing gun violence and saving lives. Below is a glimpse at some of his work on the streets where the violence takes place every day:...
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Please join our Event Chair Secretary Arne Duncan for the 2016 Paper Tiger Award presentation honoring Father Michael Pfleger.   DATE: Monday, September 19, 2016 TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: THE DAWSON – 730 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 RSVP: Online or at 847.920.4722 TICKETS: $250 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:  $10,000 – Event Sponsor $5,000 – Platinum...
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State Senator Julie Morrison has introduced a proposal that would give Illinois municipalities the ability to ban semi-automatic military style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Currently, Illinois law prohibits municipalities from enacting assault weapon bans. The practice was legal until 2013. Senate Bill 2130 would restore the power back to local hands allowing Illinois municipalities...
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Dueling op-eds published last week considered whether a “war on guns” — namely tougher mandatory sentences for repeat gun offenders — is the right strategy for combating Chicago’s gun violence epidemic. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez argues that the “revolving [prison] door” for gun offenders is to blame for Chicago’s gun violence. Public Defender...
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