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At a Glance


Illinois has some of the strongest gun laws in the country, including a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, an Extreme Risk law, and laws keeping guns away from domestic abusers.

1,622 In an average year, 1,622 people die by guns in Illinois. More at EveryStat.
#7 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

To become a safer state, Illinois can strengthen its Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card system to help keep guns away from people who should not own firearms.

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Survivor Story


The Importance of Safe Spaces Where Survivors Can Heal, Be Creative and Live Free

Good Kids Mad City works to prevent gun violence in underserved communities by creating safe spaces for healing, changing behaviors and organizing young people to advocate and lobby for progressive legislation that contributes to community revitalization, reparations, restorative justice and reducing youth recidivism and incarceration. Most of our members are… Continue