Advocates believe the city is primed for a more effective approach to shootings. Now, they are waiting to see whether the new administration will deliver.
A coalition of more than two dozen community groups asked the city to earmark $50 million for gun violence prevention. Lori Lightfoot's proposal calls for far less.
The city is investing millions in beautifying the public spaces where shootings are most likely to occur.
The private funders and outreach groups behind the “<399” plan are bringing unprecedented coordination to gun violence prevention in the city. But without more public dollars, they say, the effort may fall short.
Organizations working to reduce shootings in the state have long struggled to secure steady sources of funding. “We’re on the cusp of something really spectacular,” said one prevention worker.
The Illinois Legislature concluded a marathon session over the weekend without advancing a…
Lawmakers’ response to the February mass shooting in Aurora would increase the price of a gun license, and require prospective owners to submit their fingerprints.
The proposal comes after an investigation by The Trace and The New Yorker found that thieves are exploiting lax security and stealing thousands of weapons that end up on the black market.
One board member suggests otherwise, as reformers fume over a new rule they say is designed to snuff out change.
The embattled executive vice president survived a final leadership challenge as the tumultuous 2019 NRA convention drew to a close.
As New York’s attorney general announces a new investigation, the group’s board appears to rally behind Wayne LaPierre.