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COOK COUNTY, Ill. — The first Cook County Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction grants haven been awarded, totaling $14 million. The program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and aims to aid communities in Cook Co. which are most impacted by gun violence. The five programs receiving this first round of grants are:...
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For everyone involved in the gun violence prevention movement, the last month has been one that has made an impact on each of us. Whether it was the violence we saw in Buffalo or Uvalde, or on our own streets here in Illinois, we know that we must take action to ensure that our communities...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, June 19, 2022 State’s Largest Gun Safety PAC Endorses Congressman Danny Davis Cites proven record of courageous leadership The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) announced today the endorsement of Congressman Danny Davis in the democratic primary for the 7th District. “Congressman Davis has been a reliable and fearless leader...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 2, 2022 G-PAC Urges Illinoisans to Wear Orange on Gun Violence Awareness Day, Calls for Urgent Federal Action  Chicago — June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, and the Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) is urging Illinoisans to wear orange in honor of those that we’ve lost to gun violence and is...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 24, 2022 G-PAC STATEMENT ON TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING CHICAGO – The Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) is issuing the following statement in response to the second-deadliest school shooting at an elementary school in American history. “G-PAC is horrified to see reports out of Texas that an eighteen-year-old got his hands on...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Wednesday, May 18, 2022 ILLINOIS BECOMES FIRST STATE IN THE MIDWEST TO MAKE GHOST GUNS ILLEGAL WITH GOV. PRITZKER’S SIGNATURE  CHICAGO – Life-saving legislation pushed by survivors and advocates, including the Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC), was signed into law today by Governor JB Pritzker, making ghost guns illegal in Illinois — the...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 16, 2022 G-PAC RESPONDS TO MASS SHOOTING IN BUFFALO ALONG WITH WEEKEND VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO Advocates call on Governor J.B. Pritzker to sign ghost gun legislation after recovery of another unserialized weapon at Millennium Park with new Change.org petition CHICAGO – The Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) is responding to tragic news this...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 28, 2022 REP. BUCKNER, GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATION PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM DANGEROUS GHOST GUNS Chicago – Today, the Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) and State Representative Kam Buckner (D-Chicago) announced the introduction of House Bill 5731, new legislation to protect communities from dangerous ghost guns. “Ghost...
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Manufacturer Says Its JR-15 Child-Sized Assault Rifle “looks, feels, and operates just like Mom and Dad’s gun” Washington, DC — An Illinois-based gun manufacturer is marketing AR-15 assault rifles designed specifically for children. Manufactured by WEE1 Tactical, and dubbed the JR-15, the company states that the child-sized assault rifles are 20 percent smaller than a...
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Chicago, Illinois – A coalition of organizations supporting stronger gun safety laws recently sent a letter to Speaker of the House Emmanuel “Chris” Welch urging the passage of HB 562 through the House after the Senate passed the legislation. The letter of support was sent as more Illinoisans were killed by gun violence, including a mass...
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