Over 90 percent of Oak Park voters approved a non-binding referendum urging passage of an ordinance requiring safe storage of guns and ammunition in Oak Park. One reason for this is guns that aren’t safely stored tend to get stolen during burglaries. Some may think this never happens in Oak Park, but that is not true. Just look at the story of a shotgun, three handguns, and ammunition stolen during a recent burglary: https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/burglar-steals-4-guns-ammo-big-screen-tv-oak-park-cops. 

This is just one more example of why Oak Park voters were right to overwhelmingly approve the safe gun storage referendum.

Maarten Bosland and Sandra Shimon

Members of Gun Responsibility Advocates of Oak Park

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