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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