Our Mission: Reduce Firearm Violence

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of death and injury caused by firearm violence. This mission is achieved by:

  • Educating the public about the facts regarding firearm violence and misuse;
  • Producing and publishing educational materials to inform the public about the problem of firearm violence;
  • Serving as a clearinghouse for information on the issue of firearm violence;
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the fairness, enforceability, and effectiveness of regulations and criminal sanctions related to firearms;
  • Working with special interest groups including health care professionals, law enforcements officials, and community groups to bring special perspectives to the issue;
  • Advocating for legislative goals which would reduce the easy access to firearms; and
  • Establishing a strong statewide organization with the numerical strength to translate public opinion into effective public policy.

Although the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence is predominantly a statewide organization, at times it conducts projects consistent with its mission on a national or regional level.

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