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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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We are proud to announce today that G-PAC and Giffords are endorsing State Senator Kwame Raoul for Illinois Attorney General. Raoul is the only candidate in the race who supports cracking down on illegal gun trafficking in Illinois. Corrupt gun dealers in Illinois flood our cities and towns with over 4000 crime guns every year. We learned...
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—– It has been 6 months since the workplace massacre in Aurora, Illinois and mass shootings and everyday urban gun violence continue to destroy our communities while we wait for our elected officials to do something. There is a solution. Senate Bill 1966, the FIX THE FOID Act, which passed out of the House of Representatives in May, would...
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—– It has been 6 months since the workplace massacre in Aurora, Illinois and mass shootings and everyday urban gun violence continue to destroy our communities while we wait for our elected officials to do something. There is a solution. Senate Bill 1966, the FIX THE FOID Act, which passed out of the House of Representatives in May, would...
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G-PAC and GIFFORDS ENDORSE CANDIDATES IN STATE LEGISLATIVE RACES APPLAUDING THEIR LEADERSHIP IN KEEPING ILLEGAL GUNS OFF OUR STREETS AND MAKIKG COMMUNITIES SAFE FOR FAMILIES Bipartisan support is essential to combating gun violence across Illinois CHICAGO (July 19, 2018) – The Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) and Giffords have jointly endorsed 43...
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AUBURN GRESHAM — Thousands of anti-violence demonstrators marched onto — and then shut down — the Dan Ryan Expy. Saturday morning to draw attention to the crisis of violence some Chicago residents endure on city’s South and West sides. The peaceful morning protest led to the takeover of the northbound side of the Dan Ryan....
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police superintendent says officers seize, on average, one illegal handgun per hour and that the proliferation of guns on the streets prompted three police-involved shootings within 30 hours this week. Eddie Johnson said Wednesday that Chicago police recover more illegal guns than officers in New York City and Los Angeles combined. Full...
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One day after the House passed the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337), 35 Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stood side by side to vote in favor of passing a responsible bipartisan policy that holds corrupt gun dealers accountable. It will keep thousands of illegal guns traced each year to Illinois gun dealers from getting into...
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Wisdom from the Chicago Sun-Times on the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337): The news of the weekend was dominated by coverage of the killing of 10 people, mostly teenagers, at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. But who are we kidding here in Chicago? More people than that were shot dead in our city in the...
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Rauner needs to do more than talk—and veto—on gun violence GREG HINZ ON POLITICS http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180426/BLOGS02/180429892/rauner-needs-to-do-more-than-talk-x2014-and-veto-x2014-on-gun If you go to a store and drop an expensive piece of crystal, the rule is the same the world over: you just bought it, pony up. That’s pretty much my sentiment about how Gov. Bruce Rauner is promising some new...
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