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 Your Legislator

We make it easy to find and call your legislators. Direct contact from voters is one the best way to drive our lawmakers to take action!


Email Your Legislator

It’s quick and easy to message to your legislators. Emails from you let our lawmakers 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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RSS The Trace

  • The Wounds You Can’t See: Four Women on the Lasting Trauma of Gun Violence May 22, 2018
    When a bullet tears a jagged path through a body, it may end one life…and dramatically alter others: the friend who was standing right there, the neighbor who called for help, the girlfriend who rushed to the scene. Along with those who survive physical injuries, these are the living victims of gun violence in America, an […]
  • Aftermath, Episode 1: “Violent trauma just eats all the good parts of your body.” May 22, 2018
    Years after the shooting, tiny pieces of shrapnel began to migrate to the surface of Clai Lasher-Sommers’ body. Like flecks of black pepper beneath her skin, they crept slowly out of her hand, her side, and her chest, each fragment a fresh reminder of the gunshot she’d survived decades earlier. Clai was 13 and living […]
  • Aftermath, Episode 2: “I think we saved each other.” May 22, 2018
    Last summer, Carmen Alegria considered cancelling her trip to the music festival. Months earlier, she and her best friend Angelica Soto had bought tickets that included one for Angelica’s older sister, Gabby, who was pregnant. But in June of 2017, Gabby and her unborn daughter were killed in a car accident. Sensitive to her friend’s […]
  • Introducing Aftermath, a New Podcast About Gun Violence Survivors May 18, 2018
    A 14-year-old boy in Kentucky shot in a prayer circle at school.  A 17-year-old girl in Washington, D.C., shot while chatting outside with a group of friends.  A 23-year-old woman, working her first job in Seattle, shot by an intruder upset about tensions in the Middle East. The circumstances and backgrounds vary, but these people […]