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    FIREARMS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN IN ILLINOIS

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    • Watch: In Brooklyn, Black Gun Owners Find Community May 20, 2022
      Stephanie Williams has lived in East New York for 12 years. Until the pandemic, she felt relatively safe. But then, as crime and uncertainty in the city rose, she started having nightmares about someone breaking into her home. Like many other Black women who have sought out a new way to protect themselves during the […]
    • Illinois Governor Signs Law to Ban Ghost Guns May 19, 2022
      A measure signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday morning outlaws unmarked “ghost guns” and makes Illinois the only state in the Midwest to ban such weapons. President Joe Biden and the U.S. Justice Department last month announced new regulations on ghost guns, which can be assembled within minutes and bear no serial numbers, making […]
    • The Buffalo Shooting Suspect Once Threatened a Mass Shooting. Why Wasn’t He Disarmed? May 16, 2022
      The 18-year-old white supremacist who murdered 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket on May 14 was taken into custody by police last June after he threatened to carry out a shooting at his Western New York high school. He was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, and released a couple of days later. None of […]