For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
G-PAC RELEASES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO SEVERAL SHERIFFS ANNOUNCING THEY WILL NOT ENFORCE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
CHICAGO – Today, the Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC), the state’s leading gun safety organization, released a statement from its CEO Kathleen Sances responding to reports that several Illinois sheriff’s announcing that they will not have their departments enforce the new law providing a state-wide ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines:
“Simply put, it is disturbing to hear that several law enforcement departments across Illinois will refuse to support the new gun safety measure signed into law this week. This legislation was not a symbolic act — it‘s a critical path to protect the lives of children and Black and Brown communities in our state. Furthermore, the legislation serves as a safeguard for law enforcement as well. Just this week, a new report details how more police officers are dying from gun violence today than a decade ago. This is a sober reminder that no one is safe or exempt from this man-made epidemic.
G-PAC calls on all law enforcement agencies to come together, understand how gun violence is devastating our communities, and work with advocates to ensure that we all can live safely and away from the threat of senseless violence.”
About Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC)
The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) is the state’s leading gun violence advocacy organization. It was founded in 2013 to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.