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 this week that Kwame Raoul’s opponent is opposed to a bipartisan measure that passed the General Assembly with a wide margin of support in May that will save lives by holding gun dealers accountable and reducing the number of guns getting into the hands of criminals.
Born and raised in Chicago, Kwame Raoul understands the toll gun violence takes on our children and families and that’s why he sponsored this lifesaving legislation to stop illegal gun trafficking in Illinois. As a former Cook County State’s Attorney, Raoul focused on holding criminals accountable when they used guns illegally. Since then, he has worked in Springfield on gun violence prevention measures that save lives. From expanding background checks on gun sales, to preventing straw purchases and working to reduce guns in schools, Raoul is a proven leader and strong voice for the over 1100 gun deaths in Illinois every year. As Attorney General, Kwame Raoul will continue to address the issue of gun violence in Illinois.
“America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history in just the past year. Over 38,000 people in our country were killed by a gun in 2016. Illinois has not been immune to this deadly crisis – somebody is killed by a gun in the state every seven hours. Kwame Raoul understands the toll this epidemic takes on communities like Chicago, the city he grew up in,” says former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, founder of the gun safety organization Giffords with her husband Captain Mark Kelly.
Illinois deserves an Attorney General who will put the safety our children, families and communities first. Kwame Raoul got an F rating from the NRA, but he gets an A+ from us!
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