Where Illegal Guns Come From
Where Illegal Guns Come From

Illegal guns come from every part of our state. Are you still committed to stopping them? Add your name today.  

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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