By

Kathleen
We’ve seen the power of Illinois’s government in coming together swiftly to assemble resources and pass legislation to keep residents safe from a pandemic. Why is our epidemic of gun violence any different? Chicago’s Black communities have been ripped apart for decades by gun violence – with little action from our state legislature. The current...
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In a press conference today, Governor Pritzker issued an order that will require residents to “stay at home,” and only leave their homes for essential services like groceries and pharmacies. Remarkably, in Illinois gun stores are considered an essential service and will remain open. As most Illinois residents stock their pantries, others are stocking up...
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Illinois, you stepped it up in the primary election. To all of the voters who showed up to the polls in the midst of a national health crisis to nominate candidates who will keep illegal guns off of our streets – I applaud you. Together, you cast your votes and nominated each and every one...
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STATEMENT: ILLINOIS GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES CALL ON SENATE AND GOVERNOR TO ACT NOW BEFORE MORE LIVES ARE LOST Arlington Heights, IL – Aurora, Illinois to Dayton, Ohio and how many in between? It has been 7 months since the workplace massacre in Aurora, and mass shootings and everyday urban gun violence continue to destroy...
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Our country is reeling from mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, Gilroy and Brooklyn over the past two weeks. This morning the President called for tightening up background checks. Our city suffered 51 shootings leaving 7 people dead over the weekend, including two mass shootings in one police district. A Chicago hospital stopped accepting patients...
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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, and today is a national day of action. During Gun Violence Awareness Month and since the General Assembly recessed, 26 people have been shot and killed and 177 people have been shot and wounded. Are you aware of these numbers? In May, the Illinois House passed SB 1966, the Fix the FOID Act. SB 1966 is...
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Sixteen years ago, a new state senator was sworn into office, and he made it a priority to keep our children, families and communities safe from gun violence. That year, he filed a bill to license Illinois gun dealers in order to hold corrupt dealers accountable and curb the flow of illegal guns into our...
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Did you catch the 60 Minutes segment last night on what makes the semi-automatic AR-15 the weapon of choice for mass shooters? AR-15 ammunition travels up to three times the speed of sound. “The bones aren’t going to just break, they’re going to shatter. Organs aren’t just going to tear or have bruises on them, they … are going...
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We witnessed another tragedy Saturday when 11 worshippers were gunned down as they bowed their heads in prayer in one of the deadliest attacks on the Jewish community in U.S. history. Four law enforcement officers were among those wounded. We continue to witness daily tragedy here at home. At least 26 people were shot over 18 hours on...
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I was in a closet, locked for four hours with people who I would consider almost family, crying and weeping on me, begging for their lives. I understand what it’s like to text my parents, ‘Goodbye, I might never ever, ever get to see you again. I love you.’ I understand what it’s like to...
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