Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee
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We can end gun violence in Illinois.

Gun violence is a daily reality in America – but we’re fighting back.

We’re a movement of survivors, advocates, policy experts, faith leaders, and youth committed to keeping our families and communities safe.

We have a plan to address Illinois’ gun violence crisis, but we need your help to push back against the gun lobby’s deadly agenda, hold lawmakers accountable, and pass life-saving gun legislation in Illinois.

Join the movement today:

BY the numbers

Gun Violence happens Everyday in Illinois


Guns are the #1 cause of death for children and teens in Illinois.


Illinoisans die from gun violence every year.


Cost of gun deaths and injuries to Illinois every year.

Our Accomplishments

Breaking the gun lobby’s hold on Illinois lawmakers

For years, no one in our state had a comprehensive strategy to pass meaningful gun safety legislation. We are building a political force to hold lawmakers accountable and continue the fight to keep our communities safe.

  • Holding Gun Industry Members Accountable

    Illinois provides a pathway to justice for victims and survivors of gun violence by holding gun manufacturers accountable for deceptive advertising practices.

  • Banning Military Style Weapons

    Illinois becomes the ninth state in the country, and the first state in the Midwest, to pass a ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

  • Eradicating “Ghost Guns”

    Illinois becomes one of the first states to make untraceable, unserialized guns (“Ghost Guns”) illegal.

  • Preventing Illegal Gun Ownership

    Illinois enacts background checks for all gun sales, strengthens the FOID (Firearm Owner ID) card system, and directs investments to communities.

  • Making Corrupt Gun Dealers Accountable

    Illinois requires all gun dealers to be certified by the state, cracking down on illegal gun purchasers and traffickers.