Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois Position on the Regulation of Assault Weapons

The Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois promotes the education and welfare of children and adults with specific learning disabilities, their families, and the educators who serve them. As part of that mission, we strive to protect our children from danger and ensure that our children are provided their education in a safe environment. We also work to develop strong mental health services for children and adults who need them.

We pledge our support of legislation that protects children, families, and educators. We will work for laws that ensure that what happened to innocent victims in Highland Park, Illinois, never happens again. Therefore, we support legislation that seeks to control the use of assault weapons. We believe it is critical that we take the steps to ensure that assault weapons do not get in the hands of people who have been identified as potentially dangerous to self or others.