FIREARMS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN IN ILLINOIS

    Background checks can save lives. Help to keep our children, families, and communities safe from gun violence. Let's pass SB1966 (BIO BILL) and #FIXTHEFOID

    JOIN OUR RAPID RESPONSE TEXT LIST

    In Illinois, someone is killed with a gun every seven hours, claiming the lives of 1,310 residents each year and wounding many more. The annual cost of gun violence is $7.2 billion. 

    Join our text updates group to get critical, timely alerts. Take part in the work to elect public officials who step up to fight the gun violence epidemic as well as work against those who don’t support keeping our communities safe.

    Contact your State Senator

    We’ve made it super easy, follow the link below to send your State Senator an email urging them to take action to protect Illinois from senseless gun violence by passing SB1966 the BIO Bill to Fix The FOID system in Illinois.

    Email the Senate Judiciary Committee

    Click below to email the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge them to take action. Your message will go to all of the committee members at the same time!

    Email Senate President Don Harmon

    Illinois Senate President Don Harmon needs to hear from you, even if you’ve sent a letter before we want to make sure he hears our voices loud and clear!

    Email these 8 State Senators!

    Click below to email 8 additional State Senators to urge them to take action. Your message will go to all 8 at the same time!

    Call your State Senator

    Follow the link below to call your State Senator and urge them to take action on SB1966 the BIO Bill to Fix The FOID system in Illinois.

    Tweet at Senate President Don Harmon!

    Click below to Tweet Senate President Don Harmon to urge him to take action. Your tweet will go to him with one click!

    Send a Thank You to State Senator Julie Morrison and State Senator Elgie Sims

    State Senator Julie Morrison and State Senator Elgie Sims are two Illinois Senate Sponsors of SB 1966 the BIO Bill to Fix the FOID

    Email Governor Pritzker

    Follow the link below to email Governor Pritzker and urge him to publicly support SB1966 the BIO Bill to Fix The FOID system in Illinois.

    TRACK IMPORTANT GUN BILLS

    Children have the right to grow up free from gun violence.

    STAY INFORMED

    Latest News

    RSS The Trace

    • Far-Right Gun Festival Boosts Election Conspiracy Theories October 22, 2020
      During the weekend of October 9, more than 5,000 gun enthusiasts filled the parking lot of Kahr Arms’s Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley, a small Pennsylvania town with just 1,300 residents. The group had assembled for the second annual Rod of Iron Freedom Festival, a gathering of far-right ideologues and Second Amendment activists organized by […]
    • Daily Bulletin: A Gun Doesn’t Have to Fire to Cause Serious Trauma October 22, 2020
      Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. WHAT TO KNOW TODAY “Vote Trump or else!” emails targeted registered Democratic voters in several states. The intimidation campaign’s messages were sent to a handful of voters in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The emails read in part: “You will vote for Trump on Election […]
    • Daily Bulletin: ‘Red Flag’ Laws Are Popular. Do They Violate Due Process? October 21, 2020
      Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. WHAT TO KNOW TODAY The due process concerns about “red flag” laws. Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., allow a petitioner — usually a family member or law enforcement officer — to ask a judge to temporarily disarm individuals deemed a threat to themselves or […]