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

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    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. 

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    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

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    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.

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