Where Illegal Guns Come From
Where Illegal Guns Come From

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Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition


Protecting our children, families and communities from gun violence

The Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition (ILGVP) advocates for common sense, evidence-based gun violence prevention measures that will save lives in Illinois.

The Coalition achieves this mission through building grassroots outreach, supporting legislative policies to reduce easy access to firearms, and 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.

Call Governor Rauner

We make it easy to call the Governor. Direct contact from voters is one the best way to drive our leaders to take action!


Email Governor Rauner

It’s quick and easy to message to your Governor. Emails from you let our leaders know Illinoisans are serious about common sense gun violence prevention measures.


File a Witness Slip

Witness slips are an important but often overlooked part of the legislative process. Learn more about how you can make an impact with witness slips.




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  • Accused Russian Spy Says NRA Involvement Helped Her Secure Visa to U.S. July 20, 2018
    Maria Butina, the alleged Russian spy accused of using the National Rifle Association as a conduit to infiltrate American politics, said in online postings that she was twice denied permission to come to the United States as she developed a following for her unlikely gun rights advocacy. In 2014, Butina finally got the green light, […]
  • Daily Bulletin: The ‘Parkland Effect’ on Anxiety and Advocacy July 20, 2018
    Hello, readers. In two new Trace originals today, we examine a couple of post-Parkland trends. First, Daniel Nass compares public comments submitted to the ATF on bump stocks before and after the February attack, and finds tangible evidence that young activists are overcoming gun advocates’ former advantage on direct action. Meanwhile, parents are more fearful […]
  • American Parents Are More Worried About School Safety Now Than After Sandy Hook July 20, 2018
    Nearly three times as many American parents fear for their child’s safety at school today than during the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to a poll released this week. A survey of public attitudes toward school safety commissioned by Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional organization for teachers, found that […]
  • In Big Reversal, Supporters of Regulating Bump Stocks Now Outnumber Opponents 3 to 1 in Comments to ATF July 19, 2018
    One big advantage the gun lobby used to claim was the willingness of its fervent base to take direct action to support the cause. Guns become central to the political affiliations of many firearm owners, who have been more likely than reform advocates to give money or contact politicians to try to influence policy. Now, […]