It’s About Time to End Gun Violence

It’s About Time to End Gun Violence

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Reena Nandyala started this petition to Governor J.B. Pritzker

From the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 to the Asian American hate crime shooting a few days back, gun violence has seen mild progress in the United States. Around 40,000 individuals die from gun-related injuries every year.

Specifically, the city of Chicago is one of the leading cities in gun violence. In 2020, Chicago has seen a surge in the number of homicides, people shot, illegal guns seized, and gun arrests. Although the whole world is being affected, this drastic increase is a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downfall that it has caused.

The current governor, J.B. Pritzker has a strong stance on gun reform. The first week in office in 2019, he signed a law requiring state licensing of gun dealers. Although this was monumental in Illinois, it has done little to stifle the growing mortality rates. Not to mention the fact that this mortality is prone to affect primarily Black and Hispanic communities who are already lacking significant educational resources.

Urging a law where license holders must require a genuine reason to be holding a firearm with liability insurance and enforcing court-ordered surrender of firearms, we can impede the purchasing and misuse of firearms in Chicago.  Please sign this petition to encourage J.B. Pritzker to sign stricter gun reform and keep our friends and family safe!

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