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gun safety
Hair on Fire – Stand with the Kids! By Carla Feinkind Another crazy person slaughtered 17 people at a high school. Same old. Except this time, the kids stood up! Across the nation, high school kids are marching out of classrooms! They’re declaring that NOW IS THE TIME TO BAN ALL MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS, TO REQUIRE...
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Gun Violence Prevention – A Big Victory in Illinois In our February Newsletter, Joanna Williams and Sara Knizhnik wrote an articleproviding information about why gun dealer licensing (SB 1657) is important to gun violence prevention in Illinois.  On February 28th, our legislators passed SB 1657 and it’s now ready for Rauner’s signature.  Legislators also made...
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Reasonable Gun Legislation – Representative Bill Foster’s Perspective Gun safety in our communities and what we can do about it has been a key topic of conversation since the mass shooting in Parkland.  The students from Parkland are making their voices heard, and the hope is that Washington does not repeat their old habits of...
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Possible Gun Safety Legislation Edited from a Facebook post, common sense gun safety legislation to think about: ·       Close all acquisition loopholes – universal background checks ·       Require training for permits to purchase ·       Enhance training for permits to carry; State-administered test ·       Carry permits expire yearly instead of in 5 years ·       Longer waiting...
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WHY ILLINOIS NEEDS SB 1657, THE GUN DEALER LICENSING ACT, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WE GET IT! By Joanna Williams and Sara Knizhnik * WHY WE NEED IT Fact: 90% of crime guns in the US can be traced to only 5% of gun dealers, some of the most notorious of...
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