We tried telling you, “big guys” (gun grabbers utilizing federal/state grant money)
Updated: May 20, 2020
Two days ago, Moms Demand Action published this:
In Chicago, volunteers with Moms Demand Action are advocating alongside local partners for increased funding for community-based intervention programs, including:
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, an organization seeking to interrupt cycles of violence and transform communities.
IGrow Chicago, an Englewood organization working to heal individual and community trauma resulting from violence.
Live Free Chicago, a faith-based organization working to transform Chicago communities from gun violence.
Strides For Peace, an organization that empowers, amplifies, and collaborates with community organizations working to end gun violence.
In addition to increasing dedicated state funding for gun violence prevention and services for survivors of gun violence, state agencies should utilize federal Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance funding to support local organizations serving survivors of gun violence and their communities.
See that? They’re working on state & federal grants to fund their “violence prevention“ programs, which translates to not only “community engagement“, but gun control advocacy (and your tax dollars pay for it). Back in January, Mom-At-Arms contributors investigated and found that tax revenue from legal marijuana sales in Illinois was going to be used for R3 state grants (and gun control organizations were drooling to get their hands on that money). Many of the same groups (including MDA) are listed in the link.
How much money is going to be available via these grants which will go to fund gun control allies? To start:
The R3 Program drives 25% of cannabis tax revenue to fund strategies that focus on violence prevention, re-entry and health services to areas across the state that our objectively found to be acutely suffering from the horrors of violence, bolstered by concentrated disinvestment.