For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
VICTORY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY: G-PAC APPLAUDS GOVERNOR JB PRITZKER FOR SIGNING HB 5471 INTO LAW
CHICAGO – Today, the Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC), the state’s leading gun safety organization, released a statement from its CEO Kathleen Sances applauding the Illinois Governor JB Pritzker for signing HB 5471, which will ban assault weapons, restrict large-capacity magazines, and address illegal gun trafficking.
“Today is a historic day for Illinois as it becomes the eighth state in the nation to ban assault weapons and the tenth state to ban large-capacity ammunition magazines. Governor JB Pritzker’s signing of this critical bill will immediately stop people from buying assault weapons.”
“Six months ago, G-PAC launched the #HaltTheAssault campaign following the devastating mass shootings that took place in Highland Park and Garfield Park. Make no mistake, gun violence has been and always will be a man-made pandemic. But when we come together, we can strike a devastating blow to this horrible issue, and the gun lobby that helps propagate it. G-PAC is committed to continuing to work with the leaders in our state to ensure that public safety becomes a reality for all.”
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.