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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 18, 2022   ILLINOIS BECOMES FIRST STATE IN THE MIDWEST TO MAKE GHOST GUNS ILLEGAL WITH GOV. PRITZKER’S SIGNATURE  CHICAGO – Life-saving legislation pushed by survivors and advocates, including the Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC), was signed into law today by Governor JB Pritzker, making ghost guns illegal in Illinois —...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Primary Endorsements: G-PAC, Giffords PAC, and Brady PAC Announce Gun Safety Candidates in Contested Races Chicago — A coalition of gun violence prevention organizations announced their first set of endorsements of gun safety candidates who are running in the upcoming Illinois primary election on June 28th. The Gun...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, April 9, 2022 G-PAC APPLAUDS THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO MAKE GHOST GUNS ILLEGAL IN ILLINOIS Springfield, Ill. – Gun Violence Prevention PAC President and CEO Kathleen Sances issued the following statement in response to the passage of new legislation (HB 4383, SA 2) that will make ghost guns illegal in...
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G-PAC was founded to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield. To do this, we need champions like state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, who is standing against the corporate gun lobby and actively fighting for policy changes that save lives.Since 2021, Maura has been serving as state representative of the 49th District....
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Washington, DC — An Illinois-based gun manufacturer is marketing AR-15 assault rifles designed specifically for children. Manufactured by WEE1 Tactical, and dubbed the JR-15, the company states that the child-sized assault rifles are 20 percent smaller than a standard AR-15, weigh only 2.2 pounds, and retail for $389. The company promises that the children’s assault...
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With a month left in the year, Cook County has logged more than 1,000 homicides for the first time in 27 years. As of Tuesday midday, the medical examiner’s office had recorded 1,009 murders — 100 more than this time last year. The youngest person killed was a 1-month-old boy, the oldest an 84-year-old man....
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Today we launched a critical new tool in our fight to end gun violence, the 2021 Gun Safety Scorecard. For the first time, we have assembled a report card designed to show the constituent (you) how your legislators voted on life-saving public safety measures. The Gun Safety Report Card is the culmination of the work...
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Thank you to those of you who were able to join us and support G-PAC’s Profile in Courage Award Ceremony this past Monday at Gibson’s Italia. Your continued support and partnership are what propels us in our work and mission. This year’s event was particularly special as G-PAC celebrated a historic legislative win by passing...
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CHICAGO – Attorney General Kwame Raoul led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in defending a Florida law limiting the sale of firearms to people ages 21 and up. In an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Raoul and the coalition argue that states have the right to...
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The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) was founded by gun violence survivors
to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.


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