2021 Gun Safety Report Card

The Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee (GVPAction) is proud to release its inaugural Gun Safety Report Card for 2021. This Report Card is an effective tool to keep legislators accountable to their constituents on gun violence prevention and public safety issues. Read the Gun Safety Report Card below.

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Gun Safety Report Card Fact Sheets and Information: 

  • The Block Illegal Gun Ownership and Fix the FOID (HB 562): Requires universal background checks on all gun sales, closes loopholes that allow people with revoked FOID cards to remain armed and invests money in mental health services for the communities most impacted by gun violence. This was a GVP Action priority measure in the 2021 session. For more information, click here.
  • Strengthen Firearm Restraining Order (HB 1092): Expands the Firearm Restraining Order to cover former spouses and co-parents of children, instructs Illinois Department of Health to run an educational campaign about this law. For more information, click here. 
  • The Fix the FOID Act (HB 1091 – House Only): The first version of the Block Illegal Gun Ownership and Fix the FOID bill that passed the Illinois House. The measure was modified in the Senate. For more information, click here
  • VESSA Expansion (HB 3582): Expands the Victims Economic Security and Safety Act to cover victims of gun violence. For more information, click here
  • School Safety Drills (HB 2400): Reforms how schools are able to practice law enforcement drills for active shooter situations to better protect student mental health. For more information, click here.
  • Violence Reduction Funding (HB716 – House Only): Grants money to community-based organizations whose primary purpose is violence reduction in disproportionately impacted areas. For more information, click here.