FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
G-PAC Applauds AG Raoul and Illinois State Police’s New Gun Data Portal
Chicago — The Gun Violence Prevention PAC released the following statement on Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly’s announcement of a new state-of-the-art online platform to assist law enforcement agencies in investigating gun crimes and identifying the sources of illegal guns.
“Tracking the flow of illegal guns and going after straw purchasers are proven strategies to reduce gun violence, and G-PAC commends the work of the Attorney General and the Illinois State Police in developing this world-class portal,” said Kathleen Sances, President and CEO of the Gun Violence Prevention PAC. “This portal will enhance the ability of all law enforcement agencies to identify and prosecute illegal gun trafficking and gun crimes in Illinois. Under the new bipartisan federal gun law signed by President Biden, straw purchasers are now subject to 15-year federal prison terms. Illinois’ new gun data portal can help turn these stricter statutory sentences into reality — helping stop the flow of illegal guns to gangs and others engaged in criminal violence. This joint development by the Attorney General and the State Police is the exact kind of cooperative law enforcement effort that Illinois needs.”
About Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC)
The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) is the state’s leading gun violence advocacy organization. It was founded in 2013 to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.
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