A proposed law in Illinois would ban convicted animal abusers in the state from being able to purchase guns. If passed, this common sense law could save countless lives.
Please sign this petition asking Illinois to pass this law, setting an example for states across the country to do the same.According to HSUS, numerous studies show a link between animal abuse and violent behavior towards other humans.
A 2001-2004 study by the Chicago Police Department showed that 65% of those arrested for animal abuse had been arrested for battery against another person. When examining seven school shootings that took place across the country between 1997 and 2001, another study showed that all involved boys who had previously committed acts of animal cruelty.
Gun violence is a serious epidemic in the United States that needs to end. We must take immediate action on gun safety, and prohibiting those with a propensity towards violence from buying guns is a huge step in the right direction.Please join in demanding that Illinois pass the proposed law that would ban those convicted of animal abuse from buying guns.