Gun Safety and Violence Prevention

Commissioner Britton has a consistent gun-safety voting record, routinely supporting common-sense legislation to keep our communities safe.

Gun Safety Legislation

Commissioner Britton has a consistent gun-safety voting record, routinely supporting common-sense legislation to keep our communities safe. 
  • In April 2021, Commissioner Britton supported a resolution Declaring Gun Violence Public Health Crisis. 
  • In September 2019, Commissioner Britton joined the Board in accepting grant dollars to improve prosecution success of the drivers of violence.
  • In July 2020, Commissioner Britton voted against a tax incentive for the Eagle Ridge Gun Club, citing tax incentives as drivers of economic success, not violence.
  • In June 2020, Commissioner Britton joined the Board in declaring the month of June Gun Violence Awareness Month in the County of Cook.
  • In December 2019, Commissioner Britton supported a Board Resolution supporting federal legislation requiring universal background checks for all gun sales.

Gun Violence Prevention PAC

A non-partisan political action committee, the Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) was founded to counter the political influence of the gun industry and its lobby in Springfield. G-PAC raises the resources necessary to protect and elect public officials with the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. Prior to his involvement with GPAC, Commissioner Britton was a member of the Handgun Control Inc, a group that advocated for gun control and against gun violence.
Commissioner Britton is a proud supporter of common-sense gun legislation for the safety of all.