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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee Releases 2022 Gun Safety Report Card Representatives like Darren Bailey — also running for Governor — who received an F will set Illinois back in fight for improved public safety Today the Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee (GVPAction) released its 2022 Gun Safety Report...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 13, 2022   Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee Launches Six-Figure Campaign to ‘Halt The Assault’ National Gun Violence Prevention Groups Join GVPAC to Activate Supporters of Statewide Ban on Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines   Following months of public outcry demanding policy change, today the Gun Violence Prevention Action...
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*Sances available for interviews* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 6, 2022 G-PAC Reiterates Call for Assault Weapon Ban Following 29 Mass Shootings in Illinois this Summer According to the Gun Violence Archive, there were 29 mass shootings in Illinois between Memorial Day and Labor Day of this year, which took 21 lives and injured 139...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 8, 2022 Following Englewood AR-15 Incident, When Will General Assembly Convene for Special Session? Chicago — Exactly one month after the July 4th mass shooting in Highland Park, a would-be mass shooter drove to Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood with five guns — including an AR-15 — more than a thousand rounds of...
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This report contains the latest work of a unique group of experts convened by the Joyce Foundation beginning in 2019 under the banner “Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violence.” The group includes advocates, prosecutors and defense attorneys, policy experts, researchers, violence intervention practitioners, and members of law enforcement, all experts in their...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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...
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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Contact: Sally Martinelli, 202-822-8200 x104, smartinelli@vpc.org Illinois Ranked #2 for Black Homicide Victimization 91 Percent of Black Homicide Victims in Illinois were Killed with Guns Washington, DC — Illinois has the second-highest Black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 29.21 per 100,000—more than one and a half times...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 11, 2022 G-PAC Joins President Biden in Celebrating Safer Communities Act, Continues Call for Assault Weapons Ban Washington, D.C. — At the invitation of President Biden, the Gun Violence Prevention PAC joined survivors, advocates and policymakers like Governor JB Pritzker and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering at the White House today...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 4, 2022 G-PAC Responds to Highland Park Mass Shooting, Calling on General Assembly to Take Immediate Action Chicago — The Gun Violence Prevention PAC released the following statement in response to a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade which, based on most recent reports, has taken six...
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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...
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