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New Report: Policies to Reduce Gun Violence in Illinois

The Center for Gun Violence Solutions has a new set of recommendations to reduce gun violence in Illinois. 

Though Illinois has stronger gun violence prevention laws than much of the country, there are specific actions Illinois could take to further reduce rates of firearm death and injury in the state. This report offers several recommendations, backed by empirical research, that state actors should adopt to achieve this end. The recommendations are divided among four main issue areas and preceded by an overview of the current state law and relevant research supporting the recommendations that follow. As public health researchers and advocates, our recommendations are for Illinois to:

1) Improve Firearm Restraining Order implementation

2) Improve Foid Card process

3) Ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and possession of large capacity magazines

4) Counteract gun trafficking

Read the full report