- Published: Thursday, March 24, 2016 03:54 PM
We had a full house for the screening of the documentary “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” at the Evanston Public Library. The event was co-hosted by me, Rep. Robyn Gabel and Rep. Laura Fine.
Afterward, we participated in a discussion with the audience about what can be done to stop gun violence in Illinois and around the country. Audience members asked questions and shared sometimes poignant and deeply personal stories about how gun violence has affected them and their families.
According to the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, nearly 1,000 Illinoisans and more than 30,000 people across the country are killed by guns each year. Tens of thousands are injured but survive.
Clearly, the debate about what we can do to protect our loved ones and our communities from gun violence will continue locally and nationally, as well as at the Illinois Statehouse. I look forward to being part of additional opportunities for productive, respectful discussions.