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FIREARMS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN IN ILLINOIS
Assault weapons and large capacity magazines make shootings more deadly. These lethal weapons are designed to enact maximum destruction, making it easier for shooters to kill more people, more quickly. The availability of these military-style weapons turns all of our communities into potential war zones, and we must demand action to keep all of our neighborhoods safe. This crisis is preventable.

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

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  • They Lost Their Kids at Sandy Hook 10 Years Ago. Their Fight Is for Life. December 2, 2022
    Seven-year-old Daniel Barden’s slow, steady drumbeat held together the fledgling family band.  The quartet’s intimate performance brought life to the Best Western hotel in Monticello, New York, where Mark and Jackie Barden had gathered with their children to celebrate a joyous milestone: Daniel’s maternal grandfather was turning 90.  “And I think to myself,” Daniel’s sister, […]
  • Who Gives a House to a Gun Researcher? December 1, 2022
    In July 2020, John Lott, the economist who for three decades has provided the statistical veneer for the gun rights movement, received a house in a hilly, picturesque neighborhood in Missoula, Montana. The previous owner, an isolated man named David Strom, had recently died at the age of 79, and left the property to Lott […]
  • The Death of Daniel Prude and the Birth of a Thousand Lies November 29, 2022
    50 Child Street *** Valerie Stotts knew what she needed when she called 911 at 6:52 p.m. on March 22, 2020. Her 41-year-old brother-in-law had smoked PCP, and was suffering a psychotic break. He was disoriented and reciting Bible verses. He just then had come to hide out underneath a couch at the family house […]