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Monday, July 18, 2022
G-PAC Applauds Pritzker Administration for Swift Action to Tighten FOID Enforcement
Rule Change Keeps Guns Away from Dangerous Individuals
G-PAC Continues Push for Gun Violence Measures to be Taken Up in Special Session
Chicago — The Gun Violence Prevention PAC released the following statement after the Illinois State Police announced a new emergency rule change that broadens the use of clear and present danger reports in FOID card applications.
“G-PAC applauds Governor Pritzker and ISP Director Kelly for taking swift action to tighten FOID enforcement and keep dangerous individuals from getting their hands on a deadly weapon,” said Kathleen Sances, President and CEO of the Gun Violence Prevention PAC. “This is but a first step in the response that Illinois lawmakers must take in the wake of the tragic Highland Park mass shooting. The General Assembly MUST take immediate action to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines in the upcoming special session. There is no more urgent task of state government than keeping the public safe.”
Meanwhile, G-PAC continues its calls to the General Assembly to take up gun violence prevention measures in its upcoming special session. Legislation like banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines have been pushed by G-PAC since the SCOTUS ruling and federal gun bill passage in late June. In the wake of the Highland Park mass shooting. Governor Pritzker has echoed those policies, and 56 House Democrats have co-sponsored legislation that would do so.
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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