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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  • Daily Bulletin: Judge Wants Answers From Lawyer Representing NRA August 16, 2018
    Good morning, Bulletin readers. At 11:02 on Tuesday morning, Trace reporter Alex Yablon called the chambers of a federal judge in Virginia to ask him about something he’d discovered: An attorney representing the NRA in a case before the judge didn’t disclose a prior ethics sanction when he applied for the required waiver to represent the gun group […]
  • Judge Orders Lawyer for NRA to Explain Possible Misrepresentations August 15, 2018
    Hired by the National Rifle Association to bring the force of law against its foes, big-time corporate lawyer William A. Brewer III now finds himself under court scrutiny. According to a new filing, a federal judge in Virginia has ordered Brewer to explain why he did not disclose a $177,000 fine from a previous case […]
  • Watch How Crime Labs Use a Tool Called NIBIN to Crack Gun Cases August 15, 2018
    When I first learned that investigators can look at tiny marks on shell casings from bullets to get leads on gun crimes that plague neighborhoods across the country, I had to see for myself. As part of a reporting trip for my feature on Contra Costa County’s no-excuses crime lab in Northern California, I observed […]
  • Daily Bulletin: A New Legal Headache for the NRA August 15, 2018
    Happy Wednesday, Bulletin readers. Our reporting on the National Rifle Association’s court battles continues with the discovery of a document that may create a new headache for the group. Meanwhile, a poll turns up yet another thing that most gun owners and non-gun owners agree on: Neither wants blueprints for 3-D printed guns to circulate unchecked. […]