Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition


Protecting our children, families and communities from gun violence

The Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition (ILGVP) works to change the culture around firearms by advocating for common sense, evidence-based, gun violence prevention measures that will save lives in Illinois. Our work is founded on our core value that cooperation is key to achieving the goal of building a society that is free from gun violence. The Coalition pursues this mission by (1) encouraging grassroots activism through community outreach and legislative action, 2) supporting our members and member organizations by sharing information and resources, 3) fostering collaboration and connections among advocates who are working to reduce all types of violence, and (4) working in partnership with key stakeholders, including faith and community groups, families and survivors of gun violence, law enforcement and elected officials to end the gun violence crisis in Illinois.

The ILGVP Coalition has over 160 members. We are stronger when we work together. See our membership list | Join us!

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  • ATF’s Push to Solve More Gun Crimes Is Stymied by Local Police, Report Finds February 15, 2019
    A push by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to improve gun crime investigations has been hindered by local police departments that fail to trace guns or to promptly enter shell casings into a national ballistics database, a Department of Justice Inspector General report found. The rundown, which was released February 14, was […]
  • Daily Bulletin: The Most Promising Strategies for Saving Kids From Guns February 15, 2019
    Good morning, Bulletin readers. All week we have highlighted the stories of the nearly 1,200 kids and teens killed by guns since the Parkland massacre one year ago. Today we round up the evidence-based solutions that could reduce child shootings. Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. PROTECTING KIDS FROM […]
  • Two Big Gun Companies Really, Really Don’t Want to Make Smart Guns February 14, 2019
    Forced by investors to consider the prospect of developing smart guns, two of the oldest gun companies in America have released reports rejecting the idea. Sturm, Ruger & Co. and American Outdoor Brands (AOBC), the parent company of Smith & Wesson, said in similar documents, both dated February 8, that they have no plans to […]
  • Daily Bulletin: ‘This Is Not Political. It’s Human. Children Are Dying.’ February 14, 2019
    Good morning, Bulletin readers. On the anniversary of the Parkland shooting, we are giving over today’s newsletter to some of the teen journalists who have been reporting on the deaths of their peers for the past year. Please spend some time with their work today.  Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up […]