Gun Free Preschool Zones in Elgin
The Elgin City Council is voting on a Proposal to allow a Gun Store & Range to be built within 100 feet of a U-46 Preschool. The City has taken the position that "Preschools" are not "Schools" and should not be protected by the Gun-free School Zoning regulations.
In addition to the Preschool, an Easter Seals facility that provides medical care & treatment to delayed & disabled children is located within 100 feet of the proposed Gun Store & Range location, and Elgin Community College borders the proposed location to the north. Easter Seals has stated that if the Proposal is approved, they will be forced to reduce their hours of operation which will reduce the number of children they are able to provide pediatric medical rehabilitation services to in the community.
Please sign this petition asking the City of Elgin to protect Preschools with the same Gun-Free Zoning regulations as K-12th grade schools and colleges, and to vote against the proposed Gun Store & Range location.
No child of any age should have to listen to gunshots while on the playground during recess.