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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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