Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (ICPGV),
Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV), is a research-based public education
campaign to promote meaningful gun policy reform in Illinois.
ICPGV informs the public and the media on the facts about
gun violence and prevention policies
Stop Concealed, Loaded Guns in Illinois
As of April 11, 2011, a dangerous bill, HB 148, which allows individuals to carry
concealed, loaded guns in most public places, is moving through the Illinois General Assembly. This bill may be voted on any day now.
Concealed carry (CCW) permit holders have committed mass shootings and killed innocent people across the U.S.. From May 2007 to March 2011, at least 297 people were killed nationwide by concealed handgun permit holders.
Click here for the Violence Policy Centerís analysis on Concealed Carry Killers.
Click here for the ICPGV fact sheet on CCW.
65% of Illinois voters are opposed to concealed carry. Year after year, Illinois policymakers have rejected concealed carry legislation because concealed carry endangers the public and is strongly opposed by Illinois voters. In a 2011 poll of Illinois voters, two of three Illinois voters (65%) were opposed to allowing individuals to carry loaded, concealed weapons.
Recent media on concealed carry in Illinois: