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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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