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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.

1,622 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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MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings) Awarded $100,000 Grant from the Everytown Community Safety Fund to Sustain Critical Gun Violence Prevention Work in Chicago

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Survivor Story

Volunteer Stories

Behind the Scenes at Illinois’ 2023 Advocacy Day

Whenever our community’s safety or our nation’s gun violence crisis is discussed, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action volunteers, and survivors show up. Whether it’s at city councils, school boards, or in the halls of Congress, we are there. One of the ways we make a big impact in each… Continue