The Concerned Clergy of Chicago are mobilizing an effort to get 100,000 signatures on a petition for Common Sense Gun Legislation.
The recent gun violence that killed six year old Aliyah Shell in Little Village or 7 year old Heaven Sutton on the Westside to the massacres at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and against the Sikh Community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, demonstrates that we must stop the senseless killings by fire arms. We believe that requiring handguns be titled like cars and banning military style assault weapons from our communities are two reasonable solutions to save lives. We urge lawmakers to enact stronger common sense gun laws to protect our communities from this epidemic known as gun violence.
The Certificate of Handguns Registration Act (HB 5831) would close dangerous loopholes in Illinois’ patchwork of inconsistent gun laws, and create a more comprehensive system designed to improve public safety, promote gun owner accountability and provide law enforcement with the information and systems necessary to solve gun crimes, keep illegal gun traffickers out of business and to approach potentially dangerous crime scenes as carefully as possible.