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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.

1,400 In an average year, 1,400 people die by guns in Illinois.
32x In Illinois, Black people are 32 times more likely than white people to die by gun homicide, compared to 10 times nationwide.
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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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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