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How they work. Let's tie gun violence into the Corona virus pandemic. Forgetting that the shootings they are bemoaning are all in Chicago, where there is no bail required, and the State's Attorney rarely prosecutes gun crimes as felonies. Fri, Mar 27 at 9:00 AM DJ, I’m asking you to join me in urging the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee to prioritize public safety by calling for a vote on SB 1966 the BIO (Block Illegal Gun Ownership) Bill. While the Coronavirus pandemic is top of mind for all of us, the gun violence epidemic is continuing to rip apart our communities. EMAIL THE ILLINOIS SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND URGE THEM TO PASS SB1966 Let me explain why your action today is so important: Last week our state took the most aggressive step yet to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Governor JB Pritzker ordered Illinois residents to stay at home. While our everyday lives come to a halt, the gun violence epidemic continues to plague our communities. On Saturday, the first full day of the stay-at-home order, four people were shot and wounded in Chicago. That was one more non-fatal shooting than the same day last year. By Monday night, 13 people were shot and wounded and one man was shot and killed. Chicago's shooting epidemic co-exists with the new coronavirus pandemic. Illegal guns put every community in danger. While emotions are heightened during this stay at home order, it is now more important than ever we put safety measures in place to block illegal gun ownership. It’s time for Springfield to prioritize public safety NOW by passing SB 1966 the BIO (Block Illegal Gun Ownership) Bill. The Illinois legislature is currently considering a shortened session with a small package of prioritized bills. In this critical hour, the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee needs to hear from you. Kathleen Sances President and CEO, G-PAC gpacillinois.com