Action Alert Archives


  1. Action Alert: Condemn Florida Panel for Recommendation to Arm Teachers The commission appointed by outgoing Florida governor Rick Scott to investigate the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland has issued its primary recommendation, and it is appalling.  Florida’s controversial new “Guardian Program” funds non-educators who wish to carry concealed guns in K-12 schools.  The commission... 12.14.2018 Actions Taken: 71 Continue »
  2. Action Alert: Tell Ron Desantis His “Public Safety” Panel is Illegitimate Governor-elect Ron Desantis announced the formation of a “Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety” that will look at the issue of gun violence in Florida’s schools and offer recommendations to state legislators. Not a single one of the committee’s 50+ members is an advocate for tougher laws to deny firearms to... 12.12.2018 Actions Taken: 22 Continue »
  3. Action Alert: Tell Amazon to Stop Marketing Clothing that Glamorizes Gun Violence In the midst of the 2018 holiday season, Jeff Bezos and his electronic commerce giant Amazon are marketing a series of offensive t-shirts that glamorize gun homicide and promote misogyny. One shirt on the Amazon website is emblazoned with the slogan NOBODY NEEDS AN AR-15? NOBODY NEEDS A WHINY LITTLE... 12.11.2018 Actions Taken: 94 Continue »
  4. Action Alert: Thank FSU President for Condemning Guns on Campus On December 5, 2018, Florida State University president John Thrasher gave his annual address to the faculty senate and paid emotional tribute to two members of the FSU community who were killed in the Hot Yoga studio shooting in Tallahassee on November 2. Dr. Nancy Van Vessem was a professor in... 12.10.2018 Actions Taken: 38 Continue »
  5. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Officer who Killed E.J. Bradford On the evening of November 22, 2018,  Erron Martez Dequan Brown, a 20 year-old from Bessemer, Georgia, entered the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall in Alabama armed and ready to kill 18 year-old Brian Wilson. He found Wilson in the mall and opened fire, injuring him. Chaos ensued as mall-goers scattered in... 12.7.2018 Actions Taken: 38 Continue »
  6. Action Alert: Share Report About LGB Attitudes Toward Guns The Williams Institute—a think tank at UCLA Law that conducts independent research on sexual orientation, gender identity law and public policy—has issued a first-of-its-kind report on the attitudes of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults toward firearms and gun policy. The study was supported by a grant from the Hope and Heal Fund.... 12.6.2018 Actions Taken: 6 Continue »
  7. Action Alert: Tell School District to Cease Arrests During Active Shooter Drills On Halloween 2018, school administrators at Montgomery High School in Otay Mesa, California conspired with the Sweetwater Union High School District and the San Diego Police Department to arrest four students at the school under the ruse of an active shooter drill. The four students targeted committed alleged crimes outside... 12.3.2018 Actions Taken: 22 Continue »
  8. Action Alert: Thank Country Star Tyler Hubbard for Supporting TOMS Campaign Tyler Hubbard, a singer/songwriter in the popular country duo Florida Georgia LIne,  released a video on the Billboard website on November 29, 2018 in which he endorsed the End Gun Violence Together campaign started by TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie. “I just saw a statistic that said there were... 11.30.2018 Actions Taken: 32 Continue »
  9. Action Alert: Tell State’s Attorney to Charge Parent who Enabled Teen’s Shooting Death On January 31, 2018, 15 year-old Ethan Song walked to the Markle house in Guilford, Connecticut to hang out with his teenage friend. The two boys had been playing with three guns they found in the home for six months by that time. The guns were kept in a... 11.29.2018 Actions Taken: 40 Continue »
  10. Action Alert: Respond to Oakland University Giving Hockey Pucks to Students Following the mass shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman H.S. in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day 2018, Oakland University faculty in Detroit, Michigan conducted an active shooter training session. During the training, a participant asked Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon what items students could defend themselves with in the... 11.28.2018 Actions Taken: 40 Continue »
  11. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Milwaukee Cops who Shot Unarmed Man On August 31, 2017, bicycle patrol officers with the Milwaukee Police Department interrupted a fight between four people, one of whom was 19 year-old Jerry Smith, Jr. Smith and a friend were reportedly involved in an interaction with at least two other people who had a knife and brass knuckles. When... 11.26.2018 Actions Taken: 44 Continue »
  12. Action Alert: Thank TOMS for Donating to Gun Violence Prevention Groups On November 20, 2018, the founder of the popular shoes company TOMS,  Blake Mycoskie, pledged to give $5 million to gun violence prevention organizations during an emotional appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” It is the single largest corporate contribution to gun violence prevention groups ever. The money will... 11.20.2018 Actions Taken: 49 Continue »
  13. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Father Whose Gun Killed Toddler Son At about noon on November 15, 2018, Johnathan Butler, 31,  and his wife Naterika Pearman, 24, decided to take naps in separate rooms at their home in Jonesboro, Georgia—leaving their two year-old son totally unattended. As Butler slept, his two year-old son walked into the room, crept into the... 11.19.2018 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  14. Action Alert: Tell Ohio Senate President to Table “Stand Your Ground” Bill On November 14, 2018, the Ohio state House passed HB 228, a “Stand Your Ground” bill written by the NRA. It would eliminate the duty of residents to retreat from physical confrontations in public when they can safely do so, allowing them to shoot to kill. The bill would... 11.16.2018 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  15. Action Alert: Tell Law Enforcement to Charge Gun Owner who Enabled Teen Murder-Suicide On November 9, 2018, the mother of 15 year-old Pierce Schwartz returned home to find Pierce and his best friend Samuel Yeargain (also 15) shot dead in a murder-suicide. Both boys had wounds to the head. They were students at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. According to the... 11.14.2018 Actions Taken: 43 Continue »
  16. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Officer who Killed Jemel Roberson At around 4:00AM on the morning on November 11, 2018, a security guard at Manny’s Blue Room in the Chicago suburbs told a group of drunken men who were causing trouble to leave. Soon after, one of the man returned to the bar and began shooting. He hitfour people... 11.13.2018 Actions Taken: 189 Continue »
  17. Action Alert: Help Sign Doctors Onto “This is Our Lane” Open Letter to NRA The American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM) published “An Open Letter to the NRA from American Healthcare Professionals” in response to a propaganda campaign launched by the National Rifle Association telling America’s doctors to “stay in their lane” and stop talking about reforms that could reduce... 11.12.2018 Actions Taken: 93 Continue »
  18. Action Alert: Send Get Well Card to RBG On November 7, 2018, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Supreme Court and fractured three ribs. She was admitted to a hospital the following day and is recovering. Most know Ginsburg, 85, as an unflappable champion of women’s rights. When it comes to... 11.8.2018 Actions Taken: 161 Continue »
  19. Action Alert: Tell Presumptive Speaker Pelosi to Make Assault Weapons Ban a Priority Three weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12th) indicated that universal background checks would be one of Democrats’ priorities if they re-captured the chamber. On November 6, 2018, the Democrats did just that, capturing at least 221 seats in the House with 18 seats... 11.7.2018 Actions Taken: 81 Continue »
  20. Action Alert: Tell Spokane County Authorities to Charge “Biblical Basis for War” Author At the request of Spokane Valley Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, the FBI is currently investigating a manifesto titled “Biblical Basis for War” that was distributed to local residents by Washington state Representative Matt Shea.  The manifesto has been described as “a how-to manual consistent with the ideology and operating philosophy of... 11.2.2018 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  21. Action Alert: Tell “The View” to Fire Meghan McCain for Promoting Gun Confiscation Myth On October 30, 2018, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams appeared via satellite on ABC’s daytime program “The View” to talk about the upcoming midterm election. During the interview, she was ambushed by 34 year-old Republican “View” co-host Meghan McCain,  who attempted to bully Abrams into a ridiculous, NRA-inspired “gotcha” moment.... 11.1.2018 Actions Taken: 139 Continue »
  22. Action Alert: Thank Single Mom and State Trooper for Saving Lives in Kentucky In the fall of 2018, New Jersey single mom Koeberle Bull received a threatening message on Facebook from a  racist white man in Kentucky with a gun in his profile pic. The man had seen a pic of Koeberle’s three African-American children (Olivia, Sophia and Isaiah). He told her they... 10.30.2018 Actions Taken: 26 Continue »
  23. Action Alert: Send Condolences to Tree of Life Synagogue On the morning of October 27, 2018, a virulent anti-Semite armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle attacked the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In a matter of minutes, he killed 11 congregants and injured six others.  A bris (ceremony for a baby boy) was taking place when... 10.29.2018 Actions Taken: 158 Continue »
  24. Action Alert: Tell Kroger to Ban Guns in Their Stores Severely mentally ill racist Gregory Bush took advantage of the fact that Kroger allows loaded guns to be carried into their stores on October 24, 2018. He entered a Kroger store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky that afternoon armed with a handgun, walked to the back of the store, and shot a... 10.25.2018 Actions Taken: 215 Continue »
  25. Action Alert: Support Candidate Who Will Regulate Concealed Carry in Florida UPDATE: Nikki Fried is currently ahead by 5,326 votes in her race against Matt Caldwell for Florida agricultural commissioner. While Fried has already declared victory in the race, the results will not be official until Florida completes a recount mandated by the state divison of elections. In June 2018,... 10.23.2018 Actions Taken: 10 Continue »
  26. Action Alert: Vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections When it comes to efforts to prevent gun violence and save lives, there is a tremendous amount at stake in the 2018 midterm elections on November 6. Republicans have controlled the White House, House of Representatives and Senate since the controversial 2016 general election. Since that time, they have blocked... 10.22.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  27. Action Alert: Tell Boy Scouts to End Relationship with NRA University of California-Davis professor Jay Mechling, an Eagle Scout (1959) and the author of “On My Honor: The Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth,” published an op-ed in USA Today on October 11, 2018 in which he called for the Boy Scouts of America to sever their longstanding... 10.18.2018 Actions Taken: 127 Continue »
  28. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Pro-Gun Activist who Killed Shoplifter UPDATE: A grand jury indicted Michael Dunn on a charge of second-degree murder on October 19, 2018! Second-degree murder is a felony offense that carries a sentence of up to life in prison.  According to the police report, when officers asked Dunn would would have happened if he simply... 10.16.2018 Actions Taken: 113 Continue »
  29. Action Alert: Thank Singer/Songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff for Promoting Gun Control Americana/folks/blues singer and songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff has many blue-collar fans, but he’s still taking a stand on gun violence prevention because “we can all agree that we can’t have children going to school and continu to not have a sense of safety.” That’s why he hosted a “Not One More”... 10.15.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  30. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Grandfather Who Enabled Accidental Shooting On October 8, 2018, a 7 year-old boy was playing at his grandfather’s house in Henrico County, Virginia with his 5 year-old sister and three other children under the age of 10.  The children should have been in school, but were not. While playing, the boy found a loaded,... 10.12.2018 Actions Taken: 40 Continue »
  31. Action Alert: Call for Firing of Deputies who Failed to Arrest Stalker-Shooter On November 6, 2016, 21 year-old Jeremy Kelley tracked down his ex-girlfriend, Grand Valley State nursing student Rosemarie Reilly, at a friend’s house. He dragged her outside by her hair, shot her multiple times in the torso as she tried to run, then turned the gun on himself. Both died on... 10.11.2018 Actions Taken: 159 Continue »
  32. Action Alert: Support Sen. Chris Murphy’s NR8 Challenge Gun violence prevention champion and Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy has launched an amazing campaign today called “NR8.” The senator is attempting to raise $1 million in 24 hours for 8 candidates running against some of the NRA’s biggest lackeys in the U.S. Congress. The candidates being supported are: 1) Democrat... 10.10.2018 Actions Taken: 7 Continue »
  33. Action Alert: Tell County Administrator to Fire Supervisor who Tweeted About Shooting Protesters On October 2, 2018, a Republican county supervisor in central Virginia, Manuel Alvarez, commented about a protest conducted by pro-marijuana advocates at the office of Republican Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland. “With one reload, I can take 34 of them,” Alvarez tweeted. “But my guess is one will be sufficient.”... 10.4.2018 Actions Taken: 180 Continue »
  34. Action Alert: Tell Your U.S. Representative to Reauthorize and Strengthen VAWA In July 2018, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas introduced a bill to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act. Since that time, H.R. 6545 has garnered 154 co-sponsors—all Democrats. Republicans have allowed the bill to sit in the House Judiciary Committee without taking any action on it. H.R. 6545 would... 10.2.2018 Actions Taken: 14 Continue »
  35. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Target Shooter who Killed 14 y/o Boy On September 23, 2018, 14 year-old Zack Kempke and his family drove to the Monte Cristo area of Rich County in Utah. The family took photos with the fall leaves to send to Zack’s older brother, who is serving a mission in Oregon for the Church of Jesus Christ... 9.25.2018 Actions Taken: 126 Continue »
  36. Action Alert: Tweet “Blood on Your Hands” Soap Box Gift to NRA-Bought Politicians After watching the student-survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School change the national conversation on guns through their activism, copywriter/creative director Jeff Marois and art director/designer Ryan Raulie decided they had to get involved. “ lit a fire under us,” said Marois. The two came up with a creative... 9.21.2018 Actions Taken: 25 Continue »
  37. Action Alert: Thank Alabama L.E. for Bringing Charges Against Negligent Gun-Owning Parent On September 17, 2018 Letroy Cole, Jr., a  “small student” in the second grade at Blossomwood Elementary School in Huntsville, Alabama, brought a handgun to school. During P.E. class, he decided to show it off to some of his fellow students in the gymnasium bathroom. As he was handing the loaded gun to another... 9.18.2018 Actions Taken: 107 Continue »
  38. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Man Who Discharged Gun at Chuck E. Cheese’s On September 16, 2018, a 22 year-old man with a concealed carry permit brought a loaded handgun into a Chuck E. Cheese’s in Tacoma, Washington in clear violation of the restaurant’s no-guns policy. At 5:20 p.m., with the establishment full of children, he accidentally discharged his firearm. The bullet... 9.17.2018 Actions Taken: 79 Continue »
  39. Action Alert: Tell School to Cancel Plans to Shoot Blanks School police in a suburban community near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have come up with a terrible and dangerous idea. They plan to fire blank rounds during an active shooter drill at Bethel Park High School on September 13, 2018 in order to “expose students to the sound of gunfire” so they... 9.13.2018 Actions Taken: 122 Continue »
  40. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Gun-Brandishing Racist On September 8, 2018, Florida A&M student Isiah Butterfield posted a video to Twitter that quickly went viral. It showed a middle-aged white man pulling a handgun on Butterfield and three of his friends (all African-American) at a student housing complex when they attempted to visit a friend. The... 9.12.2018 Actions Taken: 185 Continue »
  41. Action Alert: Support Nuns Fighting to Regulate Smith & Wesson UPDATE: At the American Outdoor Brands shareholder meeting on September 25, 2018, the resolution introduced by the nuns’ Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsiblity successfully passed! Gunmaker Smith & Wesson (an AOB property) will now be required to put together a report addressing the role its products play in gun violence... 9.11.2018 Actions Taken: 46 Continue »
  42. Action Alert: Tell Groupon to Stop Promoting Degenerate Gun Culture Groupon continues to actively promote gun culture through their e-commerce marketplace. One of their recent offers is a trip to Bullets and Burgers, an outdoor shooting range in Las Vegas where a child was allowed to mishandle a machine gun in 2014—a mistake that resulted in the death of... 9.10.2018 Actions Taken: 95 Continue »
  43. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Comfort Dog Killer A couple from the state of Washington, Lona and Joseph Johnson, were in the audience at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas in October 2017, when a gunman rained full-automatic fire on them from a hotel window above. He killed 58 people and injured 851. Lona and... 9.7.2018 Actions Taken: 166 Continue »
  44. Action Alert: Thank Levi Strauss CEO for Leading on Gun Violence Prevention On September 4, 2018 Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh published a knock-out op-ed in Forbes in which he announced his company was taking several new bold steps on gun violence prevention: 1) Levi Strauss has established the Safer Tomorrow Fund, which will direct more than $1 million in philanthropic grants to nonprofits... 9.6.2018 Actions Taken: 133 Continue »
  45. Action Alert: Tell ACLU to Stop Backing NRA On August 24, 2018, the national ACLU filed an amicus brief supporting the NRA in a New York lawsuit filed by the gun lobby concerning their murder insurance program for “Stand Your Ground” shooters, Carry Guard. The NRA sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after he advised the state’s banks... 9.4.2018 Actions Taken: 54 Continue »
  46. Action Alert: Tell Chapel Hill Police to Fire Three-Percenter Officer Recently, an officer with the Chapel Hill Police, Cole Daniels, was photographed while standing guard over “Silent Sam,” the now-toppled statue of a Confederate soldier that stood on the University of North Carolina campus. In the photograph, Daniels has his sleeves rolled up and you can clearly see he... 8.24.2018 Actions Taken: 80 Continue »
  47. Action Alert: Tell Your 2 Senators: Do NOT Use My Tax Dollars to Arm Teachers The New York Times is reporting that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering a proposal to give states federal dollars to arm teachers in K-12 schools. Worse still, she has found a loophole with which she can do it unless there is a change to the existing appropriations bill... 8.23.2018 Actions Taken: 354 Continue »
  48. Action Alert: Tell LegalShield CEO to Drop Murder Insurance In March 2018, the American corporation LegalShield added a “Gun Plan Supplement” to its list of legal services products. One aspects of the supplement is “murder insurance” for shooters who kill someone and need legal advice and representation in order to avoid charges, indictment and/or conviction. LegalShield markets pre-paid legal... 8.21.2018 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  49. Action Alert: Tell Police and County Attorney to Bring Charges Against Negligent Guardian(s) On August 15, 2018, 2 year-old Montreal Dunn found a gun in his home in the Park DuValle neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. As Montreal was handling the weapon, a round discharged, striking him in the head. Police rushed the critically-wounded boy to Norton Children’s Hospital, but he died there... 8.20.2018 Actions Taken: 56 Continue »
  50. Action Alert: Tell New York to Pull License of Negligent Gun Dealer A gun store in Parma, New York, Chinappi’s Firearms & Supplies, made news in August 2018 when it had two burglaries in one week, making a total of three over the past year. It gets worse. Monroe County deputies say this is the seventh time in 11 years that the... 8.17.2018 Actions Taken: 85 Continue »
  51. Action Alert: Thank Gubernatorial Candidate for Progressive Vision on Guns UPDATE: Ned Lamont defeated Republican Bob Stefanowksi in Connecticut’s governor’s race in the 2018 midterm elections on a platform that championed stronger gun laws. He will be seated in January 2019. Democrat Ned Lamont is running for Governor in the state of Connecticut and promoting the most progressive policy agenda... 8.14.2018 Actions Taken: 28 Continue »
  52. Action Alert: Tell Twitter CEO to Block Hoaxers & Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns UPDATE: On September 6, 2018, Twitter banned Alex Jones and InfoWars from its platform. “Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope,” Twitter reported. “We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition... 8.8.2018 Actions Taken: 92 Continue »
  53. Action Alert: Thank Lockton for Breaking Ties with the NRA On February 26, 2018, Lockton Companies LLC announced it would stop selling the NRA’s “Carry Guard” insurance.  The insurance is intended for shooters who want to claim self-defense. It provides coverage for criminal legal defense, firearm replacement, “clean-up costs” and payouts to bail companies. There’s even a 24-hour legal hotline to... 8.7.2018 Actions Taken: 95 Continue »
  54. Action Alert: Tell Mark Zuckerberg to Protect Victims of Gun Violence On July 25, 2018, gun violence survivors Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa published an open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg asking him to do more to protect survivors of gun violence from threats and harassment on his platform. Leonard and Veronique lost their six year-old son Noah... 8.6.2018 Actions Taken: 177 Continue »
  55. Action Alert: Thank Country Star Eric Church for Telling Truth About NRA In a July 25, 2018 interview in Rolling Stone, country singer Eric Church had some very honest words to share about the National Rifle Association and the damage the organization’s lobbying has done to the American people. Church played the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on September 29,... 7.31.2018 Actions Taken: 360 Continue »
  56. Action Alert: Tell Federal Government to Block 3D-Printed-Gun Blueprints UPDATE: On August 27, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik extended the temporary restraining order he issued on July 31 to prevent Cody Wilson from publishing blueprints for 3D-printed guns online until a legal dispute over the matter is resolved in court. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia... 7.25.2018 Actions Taken: 484 Continue »
  57. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Parking Space Killer UPDATE: Shooter Michael Drejka was arrested by Pinellas County deputies on August 13, 2018 and charged with manslaughter for killing Markeis McGlockton on July 19. State’s Attorney Brian McCabe brought the charge despite Sheriff Bob Gualtieri stating Drejka was protected under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Thanks to everyone... 7.23.2018 Actions Taken: 374 Continue »
  58. Action Alert: Support Students of Great Mills High School After Shooting UPDATE: The student-survivors of Great Mills High School launched their GoFundMe page on August 15, 2018. Within two weeks they had raised the $3,000 necessary to travel to Parkland, Florida to meet with student-survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. They drove to Florida with Selene San Felice, a Capital Gazette reporter... 7.20.2018 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  59. Action Alert: Bring Charges Against Individual who Left Gun on Diaper Table On July 10, 2018,  a loaded handgun was found on top of a diaper-changing table in a bathroom near the children’s play area at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah. “I’m shaking,” mother Crystal Mundt told the Salt Lake City Tribune right after she found the loaded, holstered .380-caliber handgun... 7.11.2018 Actions Taken: 90 Continue »
  60. Action Alert: Protect Children Left Alone in Car with Unsecured Gun On the evening of July 4, 2018, Michelle Booker was driving to a family gathering with her two young children, ages two and four, in the back seat. Inside her SUV’s unlocked glove compartment was an unsecured, loaded handgun. Booker stopped at a gas station convenience store just after... 7.6.2018 Actions Taken: 56 Continue »
  61. Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Defeat Kavanaugh Nomination There was a break in Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4, 2018. Fred Guttenberg— whose 14 year-old daughter Jamie was stolen from him in a mass shooting involving an assault rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. in Parkland—was sitting near the judge as... 6.28.2018 Actions Taken: 838 Continue »
  62. Action Alert: Call for Charges After Preschooler Kills Himself with Unsecured Gun Sometime before 6:00 AM on the morning of June 26, three year-old Anthony Latorre, Jr. of Monett, Missouri woke up and got out of bed. Seeing no adults around, he decided to walk into the home’s garage and play in the family car, which was unlocked. There Anthony found a loaded,... 6.27.2018 Actions Taken: 122 Continue »
  63. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Man Who Left Gun on IKEA Couch UPDATE: Victory! Sixty-two year-old Francis T. Wright, the man who left his loaded Kel-Tec P-3AT handgun on a couch in the Fishers IKEA, has been arrested and charged with one count of criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon. His initial court hearing is on July 11, 2018. On June... 6.26.2018 Actions Taken: 164 Continue »
  64. Action Alert: Thank Bumble for Banning Photos of Guns Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd recently spoke about death threats she and the dating app company’s staffers received from pro-gun activists after Bumble implemented a policy of banning profile photos with guns in them. “It was ‘We’re coming for you, we know where your office is,'” Herd said. “Our team... 6.25.2018 Actions Taken: 54 Continue »
  65. Action Alert: Pledge to ASK About Guns in the Homes Where Your Children Play June 21 is National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day. The ASK campaign encourages parents to be proactive about their children’s safety by asking if there are unlocked gun in the homes where they play. The campaign is a collaboration between the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of... 6.21.2018 Actions Taken: 42 Continue »
  66. Action Alert: Share Candidate Grades that NRA Wants to Hide On June 12, 2018, the Washington Post reported that the NRA had inexplicably pulled past letter-grades for political candidates from its Political Victory Fund website. Currently, the pull-down menu at the site only allows viewers to see grades for the current election cycle. When confronted about this change, NRA spokesperson Jennifer... 6.20.2018 Actions Taken: 66 Continue »
  67. Action Alert: Tell Chicago Police to Charge Fireman for Killing Teen Over Joyride Last August, unarmed teenager Charles Macklin was shot dead by an off-duty fire lieutenant with a concealed carry permit after the teen attempted to steal the man’s Jeep and take it on a joyride. The lieutenant has yet to be charged with any crime despite an excessive use of force that... 6.19.2018 Actions Taken: 79 Continue »
  68. Action Alert: Send Card to Gun Violence Survivor Undergoing Brain Surgery Joseph Jaskolka was 11 years old on New Year’s Eve 1998 when he went to Penn’s Landing in South Philadelphia to watch the annual fireworks.  Joe was a happy, active kid—a football quarterback who also participated in basketball and karate. But that night a bullet fell from the sky... 6.18.2018 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  69. Action Alert: Support NJ Attorney General’s Campaign Against “Ghost Gun” Traffickers On the same day that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a historic new package of gun control laws, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a stern warning to sellers of illegal “ghost guns,” many of which are created with 3D printers. “We sent cease and desist letters to... 6.14.2018 Actions Taken: 47 Continue »
  70. Action Alert: Thank New Jersey Governor for Signing Bold Gun Reform Legislation On June 13, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a historic package of new gun control legislation into law and indicated he wanted more. “Our laws will only be able to reach as far as our borders,” the governor said. “We need national legislation from a like-minded president. We... 6.13.2018 Actions Taken: 74 Continue »
  71. Action Alert: Tell “Kalashnikov USA” We Know Who Controls Them Two years has passed since the horrific mass shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in which a single gunman killed 49 club-goers and wounded 53 others. Since that time, Florida has seen more mass shooting tragedies, including one that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in... 6.12.2018 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  72. Action Alert: Tell Publix to Cease Shell Giving to Adam Putnam On May 25, 2018, Publix announced it would suspend all political contributions following widespread criticism of the $670,000 in donations the company gave to pro-gun extremist Adam Putnam in his 2018 run for Florida governor. “We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,’’ Publix promised in... 6.11.2018 Actions Taken: 121 Continue »
  73. Action Alert: Tell Boulder County Sheriff to Keep his Assault Rifles Out of Schools On May 15, 2018 the Boulder City Council in Colorado unanimously passed a ban on assault weapons. The new law prohibits the sale and possession of semiautomatic assault weapons, magazines with high-capacity ammunition magazines, and bump stocks. Existing hi-cap mags and bump stocks will have to be disposed of or... 6.8.2018 Actions Taken: 58 Continue »
  74. Action Alert: Tell School Safety Commission to Study Easy Access to Guns In March 2018, Donald Trump appointed incompetent U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to lead a “Federal Commission on School Safety.” The Commission was charged with studying an incredibly serious issue: what can be done to prevent school shootings, which are happening constantly in the United States. A press... 6.7.2018 Actions Taken: 235 Continue »
  75. Action Alert: Condemn Catholic School for Giving Bulletproof Shields to 8th Graders St. Cornelius Elementary & Middle School sits in Chadds Ford, a small Pennsylvania town of 3,600 people 25 miles southwest of Philadelphia. On June 4, 2018, the school held its graduation for 8th graders. At the graduation the students were given bulletproof shields as “gifts” to put in their... 6.6.2018 Actions Taken: 85 Continue »
  76. Action Alert: Leave Comment on Proposed Rule to Deregulate Gun Exports In response to lobbying by the NRA and the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the Trump administration has published a proposed rule that would remove critical export controls on handguns, semiautomatic assault rifles like the AR-15, .50-caliber sniper rifles and many other firearms. Responsibility for oversight of these exports would... 6.4.2018 Actions Taken: 176 Continue »
  77. Action Alert: Tell Kentucky H.S. Principal the Young People Will Win Christian Bales was the valedictorian of his class at Holy Cross High School in Crestview, Kentucky—the exact type of student the school should be celebrating. Christian prepared a speech for his class’ graduation ceremony that was centered around the mantra of the student leaders of A March for Our... 5.31.2018 Actions Taken: 131 Continue »
  78. Action Alert: Condemn Congresswoman for Comments on School Shootings On May 23, 2018, Tennessee Congresswoman Diane Black spoke to a group of local pastors and told them that school shootings are being caused by violent movies, pornography and the “deterioration of the family.” Black admitted that her own 15- and 16-year-old grandchildren watch violent movies. Black, a Republican,... 5.30.2018 Actions Taken: 75 Continue »
  79. Action Alert: Share Article on Flaws in Instant Check System for Gun Buyers For 20 years now,  America has implemented an instant computer check system to screen gun buyers. In at least 90% of cases, these checks are completed in just a couple of minutes. That speed and efficiency comes with a price. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) constantly... 5.29.2018 Actions Taken: 35 Continue »
  80. Action Alert: Tell Valve/Steam to Pull Active Shooter Video Game UPDATE: ON May 29, 2018, Valve announced it was pulling down the “Active Shooter” game from Steam.  Valve issued the following statement: We have removed the developer Revived Games and publisher ACID from Steam. This developer and publisher is, in fact, a person calling himself Ata Berdiyev, who had... 5.25.2018 Actions Taken: 633 Continue »
  81. Action Alert: Help March for Our Lives Register Young Voters for Midterm Elections David Hogg and the Parkland shooting survivors in March for Our Lives are working to register young voters ahead of the November 2018 midterms with HeadCount, an organization that promotes democracy through music. The two groups are currently urging students (ages 14-18), teachers, faculty and administrators to organize voter... 5.24.2018 Actions Taken: 30 Continue »
  82. Action Alert: Tell Publix to Stop Funding Gun Extremist Adam Putnam UPDATE: On May 25, 2018, Publix announced that it would suspend its political contributions to gun extremist Adam Putnam! “We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,’’ the company said in a statement. “As a result, we decided earlier this week to suspend corporate-funded political contributions as... 5.23.2018 Actions Taken: 166 Continue »
  83. Action Alert: Tell Girl Scouts to End NRA-Certified Training for Instructors Two days before a teenager rampaged through a high school in Santa Fe, Texas with a Remington 870 short-barreled shotgun and a .38-caliber Rossi revolver, killing ten and wounding ten others, a Girl Scouts troop spanning Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas posted notice of an upcoming event featuring NRA-certified training... 5.22.2018 Actions Taken: 213 Continue »
  84. Action Alert: Find Justice for Stephon Clark and Others On March 18, 2018, Sacramento Police officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet responded to a 911 call about a man breaking car windows. The officers made their way to a potential suspect and engaged him with gunfire almost immediately. Mercadal and Robinet fired a total of 20 rounds at the... 5.17.2018 Actions Taken: 23 Continue »
  85. Action Alert: Leave Comment on Proposed ATF Rule on Bump Stocks UPDATE: On July 19, 2018, The Trace reported that during this second round of public comments on bump stocks, supporters of a ban outnumbered opponents by three to one! Thank you to everyone who participated in this campaign. You made a big difference! The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and... 5.15.2018 Actions Taken: 68 Continue »
  86. Action Alert: Tell Buena Park Police to Fire Gun-Brandishing Officer On the evening of March 16, 2018, Jose Arreola and his wife, Jacqueline were driving to a club when they decided to pull into a Chevron Food Mart on Beach Boulevard in Buena Park, California to use the ATM. Jacqueline waited in the car, but asked her husband to head... 5.14.2018 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  87. Action Alert: Tell Oklahoma Governor to Veto Permitless Carry Bill UPDATE: Governor Mary Fallin vetoed SB 1212 on May 11, 2018! Thanks to every One Pulser who contacted her. Feel free to change the message below and thank Gov. Fallin for her veto of this dangerous legislation. On May 2, 2018, the Oklahoma state Senate passed SB 1212 to allow... 5.11.2018 Actions Taken: 56 Continue »
  88. Action Alert: Contact Elementary School About Gun Show Field Trip During the week of May 7, 2018, 5th graders at Williams Memorial Elementary School in St. George, South Carolina were taken on a field trip to tour the middle school they will be attending next year. But after leaving the middle school, the trip made an unexpected, unscheduled stop... 5.10.2018 Actions Taken: 108 Continue »
  89. Action Alert: Thank Ellen’s for Standing up to the NRA and Gun Thugs When the NRA’s annual meeting came to Dallas, Texas from May 4-6, 2018, the all-day brunch hotspot Ellen’s filled up with the convention’s attendees. Unfortunately, these attendees subjected the restaurant’s staff to racist dialogue. Ellen’s owner Joe Groves made a list of all “the vile, racist, moronic conversations overheard from NRA... 5.9.2018 Actions Taken: 84 Continue »
  90. Action Alert: Tell Bank of America to Cancel Loan to Remington UPDATE: Bank of America did not end up backing out of the Remington loan, claiming it faced potential legal action and damages if it did so. The bank has now sold its interest in Remington Outdoor Co., however, and met with the surviving students and parents of the mass... 5.7.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  91. Action Alert: Tell Georgia Sec of State his Campaign Ad was Pathetic Brian Kemp has served as Georgia Secretary of State since 2010. He’s running for governor in 2018 and has released a new TV ad in which he loads a gun, points it at a young man, and warns him to “respect” his daughter. The ad has drawn broad criticism from... 5.3.2018 Actions Taken: 70 Continue »
  92. Action Alert: Tell State’s Attorney to Bring Charges Against Puppy Shooter One day in Vero Beach, Florida, Sharon Jenkins’ puppy Daisy slipped through the fence and wandered onto the property of Jenkins’ neighbor Bobby Parker. Parker spotted Daisy. Then he walked back inside his house to retrieve a loaded gun. Then he came back outside and shot Daisy in the... 5.2.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  93. Action Alert: Tell Berglund Center to Dump Ted Nugent UPDATE: Berglund Center allowed Ted Nugent to take the stage on July 17, 2018 and play to an under-capacity crowd of just over 1,000. Nugent used the opportunity to smear a group of local individuals who had lost a loved one to gun violence. This group of gun violence... 5.1.2018 Actions Taken: 278 Continue »
  94. Action Alert: Thank Minnesota Legislator for 24-Hour Sit-In on Gun Control With Republicans in control of the state legislature in Minnesota, some members of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) have been fighting for votes on gun reform during the 2018 legislative session. One DFL member leading the charge is Rep. Erin Maye Quade. On April 24, 2018, Quade conducted a 24-hour sit-in... 4.30.2018 Actions Taken: 70 Continue »
  95. Action Alert: Tell Boulder Police Rule of Law Applies to Open Carriers On the afternoon of April 21, 2018, pro-gun activists took to the streets in Boulder, Colorado during a “Rally for Our Rights” to protest a recent effort in the city to ban assault weapons and bump stocks. “I think it is a knee-jerk reaction to Parkland,” said rally co-organizer... 4.27.2018 Actions Taken: 97 Continue »
  96. Action Alert: Thank Yeti Coolers for Severing Ties with the NRA In early March 2018, YETI Coolers informed the NRA that they would be severing ties with the gun lobby. YETI canceled an existing order with the NRA’s Institute of Legislative Action and terminated a 7-year agreement with the  NRA Foundation to provide discounts to NRA members, citing “recent events” (the... 4.26.2018 Actions Taken: 273 Continue »
  97. Action Alert: Tell Attorney to Bring Charges Against Father of Waffle House Shooter Travis Reinking, the 29 year-old gunman who killed four people and injured two others at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee on April 23, 2018, had a long history of severe mental illness and recklessness with guns. That history was well-known by his family, law enforcement, co-workers, and everyone... 4.24.2018 Actions Taken: 461 Continue »
  98. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Officers who Killed Diante Yarber On April 5, 2018, 26 year-old father-of-three Diante Yarber drove his cousin and  two friends to a Walmart in Barstow, California. While in the parking lot, Diante’s vehicle was suddenly surrounded and boxed in by officers with the Barstow Police Department who were responding to a report about a “suspicious vehicle.”... 4.23.2018 Actions Taken: 99 Continue »
  99. Action Alert: Tell your U.S. Representative to Co-sponsor Expanded Background Checks Bill Following the recent enactment of the Fix NICS Act and new legislative language allowing the CDC to conduct research on gun violence, Congress is now poised to move forward with another gun reform effort: the King-Thompson bill to expand background checks. H.R. 4240, the bipartisan “Public Safety and Second Amendment... 4.19.2018 Actions Taken: 62 Continue »
  100. Action Alert: Tell BlackRock to Stop Investing in AR-15 Dealers On April 17, 2018, Parkland shooting survivor and March for Our Lives leader David Hogg tweeted information about the nation’s biggest institutional investors in gun manufacturers. Topping the list was BlackRock, an American global investment management corporation. BlackRock is the largest institutional shareholder of gun maker Sturm Ruger & Co. and... 4.18.2018 Actions Taken: 61 Continue »
  101. Action Alert: Tell Disney to Stop Funding Gun Extremist Adam Putnam On April 11, 2018, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Disney Worldwide (a subsidiary of the The Walt Disney Company) has given the political committee Florida Grown more than $749,000 to support the 2018 gubernatorial bid of Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam. Disney has funded Putnam despite the former congressman’s well-known demagoguery on the gun... 4.17.2018 Actions Taken: 213 Continue »
  102. Action Alert: Thank Bank of America for Rejecting Assault Weapon Dealers On April 10, 2018, Bank of America announced it would stop doing business with manufacturers, distributors and sellers of assault weapons like the AR-15.  The bank will no longer be underwriting or financing these companies. Bank of America spokesperson Anne Finucane told Bloomberg TV that the bank wants to help reduce... 4.16.2018 Actions Taken: 62 Continue »
  103. Action Alert: Support GVP Champion for Congress in Pennsylvania We are blessed to have a proven champion of gun violence prevention running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district in November 2018. Shira Goodman has taken a leave of absence as executive director of the gun control group Ceasefire PA to contend for the seat as a Democrat.... 4.13.2018 Actions Taken: 25 Continue »
  104. Action Alert: Thank Vermont Governor for Embracing Gun Reform When the mass shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School happened on February 14, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) was ‘A’-rated by the NRA. Two days later, he was notified by Fair Haven police that they had arrested an 18 year-old  who was plotting a school shooting to “exceed the... 4.12.2018 Actions Taken: 67 Continue »
  105. Action Alert: Thank Kaiser Permanente for Investing in Gun Violence Research On April 9, 2018, the giant, multistate managed care consortium Kaiser Permanente announced that it was investing $2 million in gun violence research. The research will be conducted by health care professionals in Kaiser’s network of hospitals and centers working in tandem with external researchers. Kaiser Permanente took this step... 4.11.2018 Actions Taken: 65 Continue »
  106. Action Alert: Tell Virginia Venue to Cancel Ted Nugent After Violent Threat On April 6, 2018, long-time NRA board member Ted Nugent was interviewed by Alex Jones on Infowars. Jones asked Nugent why the left wants to ban guns. Here is what Nugent told him in response: “Just know that evil, dishonesty and scam artists have always been around and that... 4.10.2018 Actions Taken: 232 Continue »
  107. Action Alert: Call for Congressman to be Charged for Brandishing Gun Illegally A group of volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense attended a Meet & Greet with Republican Congressman Ralph Norman at a diner in Rock Hill, South Carolina on April 6, 2018. But when they sat down at Rep. Norman’s table to have a conversation with him about... 4.9.2018 Actions Taken: 123 Continue »
  108. Action Alert: Tell Kansas Congressman to Support Students on Gun Control Students in Kansas’ 3rd congressional district think the issues of school safety and gun control are so important they’ve organized a “Town Hall for Our Lives” for April 7, 2018 and invited their congressman, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R)  and everyone running against him to attend and have an important... 4.5.2018 Actions Taken: 27 Continue »
  109. Action Alert: Tell School to Clear Record of Student-Survivor who Walked Out A 16 year-old Ohio student who was injured in a school shooting in 2016 recently received detention for participating in the National School Walkout on March 14 with 42 of his classmates. Madison High School sophomore Cooper Caffrey was one of two students shot at the school on February 29, 2016. The shooter... 4.3.2018 Actions Taken: 95 Continue »
  110. Action Alert: Tell Sacramento DA to Indict Officers who Killed Stephon Clark During the evening of March 18, 2018, Sacramento Police officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet were tasked with investigating a 911 call about a man breaking car windows in the city’s West End neighborhood. A police helicopter circling the area identified a suspect looking into parked cars and moving... 4.2.2018 Actions Taken: 119 Continue »
  111. Action Alert: Thank Citibank for Dropping Irresponsible Gun Clients On March 22, 2018, Citibank announced an unprecedented new policy concerning its clients that sell firearms and ammunition.  The bank will no longer take new clients that sell firearms to customers under the age of 21 or individuals whose background checks cannot be completed in the allotted 72 hour-period (default... 3.26.2018 Actions Taken: 129 Continue »
  112. Action Alert: Thank Alabama Senator for Full-Throated Support of Gun Control When he ran in, and won, the special election for U.S. Senator from Alabama in 2017, Democrat Doug Jones bragged about being an avid hunter and a “Second Amendment guy.” When it came to gun reform, he toted the NRA line and offered nothing. “I want to enforce the... 3.23.2018 Actions Taken: 105 Continue »
  113. Action Alert: Remind Florida House Speaker He Takes Orders from Voters, Not NRA After supporting a historic package of post-Parkland gun control reforms that were signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, state House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-37th) is under attack by the NRA and reacting poorly. Florida’s new law allows for the arming of school staff (but only after the approval of... 3.22.2018 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  114. Action Alert: Tell School to Revoke Punishment for Student who Called Congressman CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Victory! Daunted at the prospect of facing a lawsuit from the ACLU, Robert McQueen High School rescinded Noah’s suspension and restored his clean disciplinary record on March 23, 2018. It is not known yet whether Noah will be instated as class secretary-treasurer, but we should have an... 3.21.2018 Actions Taken: 124 Continue »
  115. Action Alert: Condemn Arkansas School for Paddling Walkout Students Three students at Greenbrier High School in Arkansas who walked out of school for 17 minutes to participate in the National Walkout Day to prevent gun violence on March 14, 2018 where paddled by school administrators as punishment for their actions. The three students, only one of whom has... 3.20.2018 Actions Taken: 181 Continue »
  116. Action Alert: Support Gun Reform Candidate Wronged by NJ Democrats & DCCC A disturbing story has emerged from New Jersey where Tanzie Youngblood, a retired school teacher and first-time black female candidate for Congress, was spurned by the Democratic State Committee of Salem County and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in favor of Jeff Van Drew, a white state senator... 3.19.2018 Actions Taken: 63 Continue »
  117. Action Alert: Tell Wells Fargo to Stop Bankrolling NRA and Gun Industry Wells Fargo, the international banking and financial services holding company headquartered in San Francisco, is the premier financier of the National Rifle Association and the gun industry. While  Americans have been dying and suffering en masse because of the lobbying of the NRA (and the gun industry’s trade group,... 3.15.2018 Actions Taken: 107 Continue »
  118. Action Alert: Condemn Illinois Governor for Veto of Gun Dealer Licensing Bill On March 13, 2018, Republican Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois vetoed a critical piece of legislation that would have implemented state licensing and regulation of gun dealers in the state. Gun dealers are currently licensed by the federal government, but regulation at that level is spare. Because of a... 3.14.2018 Actions Taken: 71 Continue »
  119. Action Alert: Tell Amazon to Dump NRA-TV or Lose Your Business One month after the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Amazon is continuing to stream NRATV through its Amazon Fire TV service. Launched in 2016 and broadcast 24/7, NRATV is a propaganda tool that preaches bigotry and hate. The channel also airs thinly veiled threats... 3.13.2018 Actions Taken: 179 Continue »
  120. Action Alert: Tell Sen. Gardner to Remove his Hold on Fix NICS Act UPDATE: On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an omnibus spending bill into law that contained the (unaltered) provisions of the Fix NICS Act, which now becomes law! Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of the co-sponsors of the Fix NICS Act (along with Senator Chris Murphy) tweeted the following... 3.12.2018 Actions Taken: 75 Continue »
  121. Action Alert: Support Gun Reform Legislator Threatened with Death When it came time to introduce legislation during the 2018 state legislative session in Minnesota, Rep. Linda Slocum (D-Richfield) did not mess around. In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that changed the national dialogue on guns, Slocum introduced an ambitious bill (HF 3022) that would: 1)... 3.9.2018 Actions Taken: 132 Continue »
  122. Action Alert: Tell Rick Scott to Remove Armed Teacher Program with Line Item Veto UPDATE: Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the compromise gun bill on March 9, 2018 without removing funding for the school “Guardian” program. Thanks to everyone who contacted the governor’s office in this campaign.  This result was disappointing, but there is a lot to be happy about with this legislation. The... 3.8.2018 Actions Taken: 97 Continue »
  123. Action Alert: Thank Everytown and Giffords for Supporting a Ban on Assault Weapons The two “Bigs” in the gun control movement are now supporting an Assault Weapons Ban. On February 23, 2018, One Pulse for America launched a campaign calling on Everytown for Gun Safety (& Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense) and Giffords to take a public position in support of... 3.6.2018 Actions Taken: 97 Continue »
  124. Action Alert: Thank Delta for Standing Up to the NRA On March 2, 2018, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian made a defiant statement to the Georgia Governor and state legislature: “Our values are not for sale.” Bastian was responding to a campaign led by Georgia Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to punish Delta for its recent decision to end discounts... 3.5.2018 Actions Taken: 115 Continue »
  125. Action Alert: Tell “Death Wish” Makers That Film Should be Pulled Just days after the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, MGM Studios is releasing horror film director Eli Roth‘s remake of “Death Wish” with Bruce Willis in Charles Bronson’s role. The movie is out in theaters today. The setting of the film has been moved... 3.2.2018 Actions Taken: 57 Continue »
  126. Action Alert: Tell IRS to Revoke NRA’s Tax-Exempt Status For decades, the National Rifle Association has been allowed to operate as a tax-exempt social welfare organization under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. That means the NRA does not pay taxes on any of its net income. The Code does not define “social welfare,” but the... 3.1.2018 Actions Taken: 206 Continue »
  127. Action Alert: Thank Dick’s for Ending Sales of Assault Weapons The surviving students of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are having a powerful impact on our national conversation about guns and forcing corporations to reconsider their relationship with the NRA and the gun industry. Yesterday morning, Dick’s Sporting Goods became the latest company... 2.28.2018 Actions Taken: 556 Continue »
  128. Action Alert: Tell FedEx to Dump the NRA or Lose Your Business UPDATE: Reuters confirmed FedEx is ending its program that gives shipping price discounts to NRA members! The program will end on November 4, 2018. FedEx told Reuters “the NRA just didn’t bring in enough business to merit its own deal. ” John Foley of Reuters observed, “It suggests the NRA no... 2.27.2018 Actions Taken: 194 Continue »
  129. Action Alert: Tell Companies Hosting NRA Convention to Back Out From May 3-6, 2018, the National Rifle Association will hold its annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The Omni Dallas Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Dallas are providing rooms for meeting attendees. They are doing this against the wishes of Dallas Mayor Pro... 2.26.2018 Actions Taken: 194 Continue »
  130. Action Alert: Tell Everytown and Giffords to Support a Ban on Assault Weapons UPDATE: Eleven days after the start of this campaign, Giffords announced a new policy supporting a ban on assault weapons.  Specifically, Giffords called to register all existing assault weapons with the federal government under the National Firearms Act (the same way we do for machine guns and silencers) and, moving... 2.23.2018 Actions Taken: 178 Continue »
  131. Action Alert: Support Student Survivors of the Parkland Shooting Just days after the horrific mass shooting that claimed 17 lives (15 others were injured by the gunman) at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, teachers and faculty there are calling on concerned citizens to support surviving students with GoFund Me donations and expressions of love. Please take one of... 2.22.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  132. Action Alert: Tell Coach to Cancel AR-15 Raffle Tremendous controversy has erupted over an AR-15 raffle organized by the coach of a traveling little league baseball team in Neosho, Missouri. Coach Levi Patterson organized the team, and has the 7-9 year-olds on it selling raffle tickets in the community. Patterson’s original Facebook post about the raffle used the Neosho... 2.20.2018 Actions Taken: 269 Continue »
  133. Action Alert: Sign Petitions Calling for Assault Weapons Ban Following the gruesome mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, calls for a renewal of America’s federal Assault Weapons Ban (1994-2004) have been reinvigorated and heightened. The Parkland gunman used a semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifle and high-capacity ammunition magazines in the... 2.19.2018 Actions Taken: 388 Continue »
  134. Action Alert: Tell Your Members of Congress to Demand a Vote on Assault Weapons Our nation is grieving again today in the immediate wake of another gruesome mass shooting at an American school.  On Valentine’s Day, a heavily-armed 19 year-old white supremacist killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen others were wounded. The weapon was... 2.15.2018 Actions Taken: 333 Continue »
  135. Action Alert: Tell ATF Director to Fire Compromised Leader On February 14, 2018, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence revealed that the associate deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Ronald Turk, had co-authored an infamous agency white paper with Mark Barnes, a lawyer who has lobbied for the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers. The... 2.14.2018 Actions Taken: 89 Continue »
  136. Action Alert: Tell the New York Times to Stop Publishing John Lott On February 12, 2018, the New York Times inexplicably published an op-ed titled “Background Checks are Not the Answer to Gun Violence” by fraudulent pro-gun “researcher” John Lott, Jr. In the piece, Lott argues that federal legislation to improve the accuracy of the nation’s background check system for gun purchases (to... 2.13.2018 Actions Taken: 61 Continue »
  137. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Dog Weight Shooter On February 7, 2018, 43 year-old Scott Beary was shot and killed at Show-Me’s Sports Bar & Grill in Florissant, Missouri by a 54-year-old man from Bellefontaine Neighbors who provoked an encounter. Beary, a father of three, stopped by the bar with a friend after getting off work. At some point... 2.12.2018 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  138. Action Alert: Support 11 Year-Old Boy Paralyzed by Bullet On the evening of January 31, 2018, 11 year-old Jalen Ivy was coming downstairs to the kitchen to get a snack before bed when suddenly bullets started tearing into the home he was in from outside.  One bullet hit Jalen in his arm and continued into his chest, paralyzing... 2.9.2018 Actions Taken: 36 Continue »
  139. Action Alert: Tell Kentucky Legislator to Move Child Access Prevention Bill On February 6, 2018, Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee chairman Joe Fischer (R-Fort Thomas) told the Lexington Herald Leader that his committee has yet to act on a bill  that would make it a crime to leave loaded firearms unsecured around children, HB 31. because he “just don’t know anything about it.”... 2.8.2018 Actions Taken: 37 Continue »
  140. Action Alert: Support Lucy McBath in her Run for Congress UPDATE: Gun violence survivor Lucy McBath triumphed by a narrow margin in her congressional race against Republican Karen Handel and will be seated in the House in January 2019!  Lucy McBath became a prominent gun violence prevention activist following the 2012 murder of her teenage son Jordan Davis in Jacksonville. Jordan... 2.7.2018 Actions Taken: 39 Continue »
  141. Action Alert: Support Whistleblower from Gun Bully Intimidation From January-April 2013, Sarah Andrews worked at the popular bar 157 Lounge while getting her undergraduate degree at nearby Kent State (Ohio). Four and a half years later,  Sarah posted on Facebook about her experience working at the bar “to bring attention to a pattern of abusive and threatening behavior towards... 2.6.2018 Actions Taken: 36 Continue »
  142. Action Alert: Read & Bookmark Newsletter on State Gun Laws The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has a terrific product that we highly recommend to all of you are who are engaged in doing state-level work on gun laws. The GunLawTrendWatch newsletter tracks and analyzes firearms legislation in all 50 states. As its editors note:  “We research nearly 1,700... 2.5.2018 Actions Taken: 38 Continue »
  143. Action Alert: Read Report on America’s Crime Gun Exports The Center for American Progress has released a terrific new online report called “Beyond Our Borders.” The report looks at how weak American gun laws impact violent crime in countries in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Typically we think of this problem in terms of U.S. gun... 2.2.2018 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  144. Action Alert: Read GVPedia White Paper on Defensive Gun Use GVPedia is a terrific new website that gives users access to a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed studies on gun violence. The creator of GVPedia, Devin Hughes, is also authoring “White Papers” on different topics to bring together some of this research in a more accessible way. The latest white paper... 2.1.2018 Actions Taken: 34 Continue »
  145. Action Alert: Express Concern About K-12’s Raffling of AR-15 UPDATE: In response to our contacts, the “WM1 Project Prom 2018” Facebook page has been pulled down by its administrator(s). The post shown below came from the page. The day after a 15 year-old student at Marshall County High School (Kentucky) shot and killed two students and wounded 18... 1.31.2018 Actions Taken: 111 Continue »
  146. Action Alert: Tell Arizona State Reps. You Have Their Back A disturbing incident occurred on January 25, 2018 when armed Trump supporters confronted three Arizona state representatives near the state Capitol in Phoenix. The armed Trump supporters surrounded Rep. Pamela Hannley (D-Tucson) and yelled at her about “protecting illegals.”  Reps. Eric Descheenie (D-Chinle) and Representative Wenona Benally (D-Window Rock)—who are Native... 1.30.2018 Actions Taken: 49 Continue »
  147. Action Alert: Sign Credo Petition Telling Senate to Investigate NRA Credo just launched a petition calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to “conduct a full investigation into the allegations that the NRA helped funnel Russian money into the 2016 U.S. elections.” Earlier this month, McClatchy broke the story that the NRA is under investigation by the FBI. The FBI is investigating whether... 1.29.2018 Actions Taken: 112 Continue »
  148. Action Alert: Share Article About Kentucky Shooting with Members of Congress This morning brought the heartbreaking news that 15-year old student Bailey Holt—one of the two killed yesterday at Marshall County High School in Kentucky—had called her mother just before she was shot and killed. “She called me and all I could hear was voices, chaos in the background,” said... 1.25.2018 Actions Taken: 48 Continue »
  149. Action Alert: Tweet Thoughts About Gun Violence to Shot Show Each year, the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) organizes the gun industry’s “Shot Show.” Because they have no respect for gun violence survivors, the NSSF is conducting the event this year in Las Vegas, the site of the worst U.S. mass shooting in history. The Las Vegas shooting... 1.24.2018 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  150. Action Alert: Write Letter to Editor Expressing Opposition to Comments of Rep. Scott Perry The day the news broke that the NRA was being investigated by the FBI for spending Russian money on Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania went on Tucker Carlson’s show and claimed that ISIS was behind the Las Vegas shooting. “I smell... 1.23.2018 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  151. Action Alert: Share Blockbuster Article About FBI Investigation Into NRA On the morning of January 18, 2018, McClatchy published a bombshell article revealing that the National Rifle Association is under investigation by the FBI. Specifically, the FBI is investigating whether Russian Central Bank head Alexander Torshin illegally funneled money to the NRA to help Donald Trump win the presidency. The NRA’s... 1.18.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  152. Action Alert: Defeat Permitless Carry Bill in Florida It’s a new legislative session in the state of Florida and once again Senator Greg Steube (R-23rd), the chair of the state Senate Judiciary Committee, is pushing bad gun bills on behalf of his patrons in the National Rifle Association. Steube’s latest trick was to announce late Friday night... 1.17.2018 Actions Taken: 41 Continue »
  153. Action Alert: Reprimand Albuquerque Journal for Running MLK Gun Ad This year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Albuquerque Journal ran a repulsive advertisement from Los Ranchos Gun Shop that invoked the name and image of Dr. King in order to sell firearms and ammunition. Placed alongside women’s basketball scores in the sports section of Sunday’s Journal, the ad promoted... 1.16.2018 Actions Taken: 60 Continue »
  154. Action Alert: Tell Your State Legislators to Adopt Life-Saving DV Notification Law It is a federal crime (felony) to lie on a background check application when purchasing a gun from a a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL), but the law is rarely enforced because federal agencies like the ATF lack the necessary manpower. The state of Washington recently remedied this problem... 1.11.2018 Actions Taken: 35 Continue »
  155. Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Vote No on Howard Nielson, Jr. In 2017, we successfully campaigned against Brett Talley, an unqualified and dangerous nominee for federal district court with extreme views on the gun issue. Now the Trump administration has put forward another pro-gun extremist to serve on the federal bench. Frequent NRA lawyer Howard C. Nielson, Jr.  has been nominated... 1.10.2018 Actions Taken: 55 Continue »
  156. Action Alert: Tell Portland Hotel to Cancel Speeches by Dana Loesch, David Clarke On February 3, 2018, the Holiday Inn Portland-Airport (I-205) will be hosting a “Freedom Rally” organized by the Oregon Liberty Alliance. The event will feature two NRA leaders, former Wisconsin County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. and national spokesperson Dana Loesch, who are infamous for promoting violence against Americans they disagree... 1.9.2018 Actions Taken: 91 Continue »
  157. Action Alert: Tell South Carolina Senate Leader to Table Permitless Carry South Carolina already has the 11th highest rate of gun death of the 50 states. Nonetheless, in March 2017 the South Carolina state House of Representatives passed a dangerous bill which would allow residents of the state to carry firearms in public—openly or concealed—without any permit, background check or... 1.8.2018 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  158. Action Alert: Attend or Share Info About Virginia GVP Event on MLK Day On Monday, January 15, 2018, gun violence survivors and GVP advocates will gather at the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia to conduct the 26th annual Vigil and Advocacy Day of the Virginia Center for Public Safety and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. During the day, participants will acknowledge the... 1.5.2018 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »
  159. Action Alert: Leave Comment on Proposed ATF Bump Stock Rule The day after Christmas, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives published an advanced notice of a proposed rule concerning bump stocks. This proposal follows the horrific October mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman used bump stocks to simulate full automatic gunfire. He inflicted 600... 1.3.2018 Actions Taken: 162 Continue »
  160. Action Alert: Read Op-Ed by Leading Gun Researcher on NRA Carry Bill Daniel Webster, the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, has written a terrific op-ed in The Hill on the subject of the NRA’s “National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.” This dangerous legislation, H.R. 38, would force states to allow individuals from other states to carry concealed... 12.22.2017 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  161. Action Alert: Thank Trump Nominee for Speaking Truth About Assault Weapons Last week, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, Dean Winslow, withdrew his name from consideration to be assistant secretary of defense for health affairs after the Senate Armed Services Committee put his nomination on indefinite hold. The reason for his nomination being tabled? Professor Winslow testified before the... 12.21.2017 Actions Taken: 69 Continue »
  162. Action Alert: Sign Petition Calling for Charges Against Road Rage Shooter On November 16, 2017, an argument erupted between motorists at a stoplight on State Road 60 in Vero Beach, Florida. Concealed carry permit holder Timothy Sartori, 29, was the man in the middle of Dennis Hicks, 38, and another motorist embroiled in a road rage confrontation with Hicks. Sartori and... 12.20.2017 Actions Taken: 173 Continue »
  163. Action Alert: Share Report on Gun Homicide Prevention with a State Legislator The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Community Justice Reform Coalition, and PICO National Network just released an exciting new report with important recommendations on preventing gun death. Titled “Investing in Intervention: The Critical Role of State-Level Support in Breaking the Cycle of Urban Gun Violence,” the report... 12.19.2017 Actions Taken: 27 Continue »
  164. Action Alert: Share Sandy Hook Mom’s Statement about NRA Visit to White House With the Sandy Hook families grieving on the five-year anniversary of the mass shooting that took their loved ones, Donald Trump hosted National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre at the White House Christmas party. Trump did not say or tweet anything in remembrance of the 20 children and six... 12.18.2017 Actions Taken: 112 Continue »
  165. Action Alert: Read About Americans Living with Injuries from Gunfire Six out of every seven people who are shot in America survive. According to the CDC’s WISQARS tool, in the year 2015, nearly 85,000 Americans were shot but not killed. That’s more than twice the number of fatalities from guns that year (36,252). We are now seeing shootings in... 12.15.2017 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  166. Action Alert: Support Family Devastated by Las Vegas Shooting The Alvarado family of southern Utah was devastated by the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. 35 year-old Heather Alvarado was killed in the shooting. Her 14 year-old daughter Syrus was there with her and survived. Due to trauma, Syrus is now being homeschooled. Heather’s youngest... 12.14.2017 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  167. Action Alert: Support Effort to Ban Bump Stocks in South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Columbia City Council are making an exciting push to ban bump stocks and trigger cranks in the capital city of South Carolina. Four of the five Columbia City Council members have approved the reform so far, and now lawmakers in the state capitol are proposing... 12.13.2017 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  168. Action Alert: Write Letter to Editor for Exciting New Candidate in Minnesota UPDATE: One Pulse for America member (and District 61B resident) Heidi Brenegan had her letter about Sara Freeman published in the North-Star Tribune on December 15, 2017.  Two weeks later, on December 29, 2017, One Pulse for America member Rachael Joseph had her letter about Sara published in the... 12.12.2017 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  169. Action Alert: Send Christmas Card to 5 Year-Old Survivor of Sutherland Springs UPDATE: Ryland has recovered from his injuries and was released from University Hospital on January 11, 2018. Per his request, he got to ride home in a bright red fire truck from the Wilson County Fire Department. Thank you to everyone who sent Ryland a card during his hospital stay!... 12.11.2017 Actions Taken: 34 Continue »
  170. Action Alert: Sign CREDO Petition Opposing NRA Guns Everywhere Bill On December 6, 201 7, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the “National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” by a vote of 231-198 (only six Democrats voted for the bill; 14 Republicans voted against it). This dangerous legislation, which was drafted by the National Rifle Association, would force states... 12.8.2017 Actions Taken: 112 Continue »
  171. Action Alert: Tell College it Does Not Owe NRA Spokesperson a Platform On December 6, 2017, Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts cancelled a planned speech by NRA spokesperson Antonia Okafor. The college claims that was because their faculty “did not follow its own procedures in sufficiently reviewing application,” but it was likely also because Okafor openly fetishizes firearms designed to... 12.7.2017 Actions Taken: 67 Continue »
  172. Action Alert: Tell Eatonville Mayor to Allow Hero Cop to Vest in Pension System UPDATE: Just one day after this campaign was launched, Eatonville Mayor Eddie Cole announced that the town has reversed its decision and will award Cpl. Omar Delgago his pension! Thanks to all who contacted Mayor Cole and helped give the Delgado family an important ray of light to be... 12.6.2017 Actions Taken: 77 Continue »
  173. Action Alert: Tell House to Reject Dangerous NRA Legislation UPDATE: On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an omnibus spending bill into law that contained the (unaltered) provisions of the Fix NICS Act, which now becomes law! Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of the co-sponsors of the Fix NICS Act (along with Senator Chris Murphy) tweeted the following... 12.4.2017 Actions Taken: 91 Continue »
  174. Action Alert: Share Article About NRA’s “Kremlin Connection” On the morning of December 3, 2017, the New York Times published a bombshell article detailing the attempts of an NRA leader to arrange a “first contact” between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin during the 2016 presidential campaign. In May 2016, GOP operative and... 12.3.2017 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  175. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Vero Beach Road Rage Shooter UPDATE:  The Treasure Coast – Palm Beach Post reported on June 6, 2018 that Assistant State Attorney Steve Gosnell will not bring charges against Timothy Sartori for killing Dennis Hicks. Gosnell cited Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law as the reason why. The One Pulse for America campaign  calling for charges... 11.30.2017 Actions Taken: 143 Continue »
  176. Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Fix NICS System, Table Dangerous NRA Bill UPDATE: On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an omnibus spending bill into law that contained the (unaltered) provisions of the Fix NICS Act, which now becomes law! Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of the co-sponsors of the Fix NICS Act (along with Senator Chris Murphy) tweeted the following... 11.29.2017 Actions Taken: 76 Continue »
  177. Action Alert: Provide Important Feedback to Las Vegas Victims Fund The Las Vegas Victims Fund was established to provide assistance to victims and survivors of the horrific shooting that took place in the city on October 1, 2017.  58 people were killed, and 546 injured, by a single gunman that evening—the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. A draft protocol for... 11.28.2017 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  178. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Illegal Hunter who Killed Neighbor UPDATE: On November 30, 2017, the second-degree manslaughter charges that had been filed by Chautaqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson against Thomas Jadlowski were thrown out due to a technicality. One Pulse drove contacts to DA Swanson asking him to re-indict Jadlowski on the charges. On March 19, 2018, Swanson did... 11.27.2017 Actions Taken: 225 Continue »
  179. Action Alert: Talk to Family About Gun Control at Thanksgiving Dinner American gun violence prevention advocates know how important it is to advocate for tougher laws. The United States has the weakest gun laws of any democracy, and these laws cause hundreds of unnecessary deaths and injuries on a daily basis. But it will be difficult if not impossible to... 11.22.2017 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »
  180. Action Alert: Tell Cabela’s to Cancel Gun Giveaways on Black Friday Following the worst (single shooter) mass shooting in U.S. history  in Las Vegas, outdoors mega-retailer Cabela’s is planning a gun giveaway on Black Friday at different locations across the country. Vouchers for a free firearm (or other gift) will be distributed to the first 600 people age 18 and over... 11.21.2017 Actions Taken: 158 Continue »
  181. Action Alert: Tell Special Counsel Bob Mueller to Investigate NRA’s Ties to Russia UPDATE: On November 28, 2017, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)—the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee—asked Trump campaign national co-chair Sam Clovis and campaign national security adviser J.D. Gordon to provide documentation of any communications they have had with (or concerning) the NRA, GOP operative Paul Erickson, Russian central bank... 11.20.2017 Actions Taken: 109 Continue »
  182. Action Alert: Tell your Senators to Support the Fix NICS Checks Act UPDATE: On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an omnibus spending bill into law that contained the (unaltered) provisions of the Fix NICS Act, which now becomes law! Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of the co-sponsors of the Fix NICS Act (along with Senator Chris Murphy) tweeted the following... 11.17.2017 Actions Taken: 109 Continue »
  183. Action Alert: Learn About Gaps in your State’s Gun-Related Domestic Violence Laws Gun violence prevention advocates across the country are fighting hard to reform laws that arm domestic abusers. Since 2013, at least 25 states—including Alabama, Louisiana, Utah, North Dakota and South Carolina—have passed laws to help ensure the surrender of firearms by domestic abusers. Want to know what you can do... 11.16.2017 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  184. Action Alert: Learn About Sandy Hook Families’ Argument in Bushmaster Case Yesterday, the Sandy Hook families presented their dramatic oral argument about assault weapons in the Remington/Bushmaster case before the Connecticut Supreme Court. The families are making the argument that Remington engaged in negligent entrustment by supplying the Sandy Hook shooter with a semiautomatic rifle designed for battlefield use, the... 11.15.2017 Actions Taken: 54 Continue »
  185. Action Alert: Tell Rick Snyder to Veto Dangerous Gun Bills in Michigan In a terrific hurry, the Michigan state Senate passed a flurry of dreadful gun bills on November 9, 2017 that would do the following: Allow concealed carry of loaded guns in K-12 schools. Allow 18, 19 and 20 year-olds to get permits to carry concealed guns in public. Allow... 11.14.2017 Actions Taken: 97 Continue »
  186. Action Alert: Thank Samantha Bee for Addressing Guns and Domestic Violence Comedian Samantha Bee (ex-Daily Show) recently addressed the issue of guns and domestic violence on her show, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” In a lengthy segment, Bee educated viewers about “The Boyfriend Loophole,” which allows abusive boyfriends in 37 states to hold on to their guns when they are under... 11.2.2017 Actions Taken: 118 Continue »
  187. Action Alert: Support GVP Champion Ralph Northam in VA Gubernatorial Race UPDATE: On November 8, 2017, Democrat Ralph Northam won Virginia’s gubernatorial race over Republican Ed Gillespie by 54 to 45 percent. Northam has indicated that gun reform will be at the top of his priorities as governor. Thanks to everyone who supported the Northam campaign! The Virginia elections are... 11.1.2017 Actions Taken: 28 Continue »
  188. Action Alert: Tell AFSP to Stop Shunning GVP Advocates In January 2017, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) announced it was partnering with the controversial, Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in an initiative to reduce gun suicide. Since that time, the AFSP has publicly shunned gun control advocates across the country. The AFSP-NSSF partnership was supposed to focus on the distribution of... 10.30.2017 Actions Taken: 139 Continue »
  189. Action Alert: Tell Pasco County Sheriff to Fire Deputy Michael Brady On October 12th, Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies, armed with handguns and AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, engaged in a gun battle in the street with a severely mentally ill 30 year-old man named Brian DiSario. Disario was firing back at the deputies with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle sold to him by Pasco... 10.26.2017 Actions Taken: 55 Continue »
  190. Action Alert: Share Article on Woman who Warned Police About Sandy Hook An article was published by CBS News yesterday that should be national news, but is receiving far too little attention from the media. The FBI just released a cache of documents associated with the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. It is now being... 10.25.2017 Actions Taken: 103 Continue »
  191. Action Alert: Thank Jonathan Pring for Giving Up His Guns A Phoenix coffee shop owner is facing death threats from pro-gun activists after deciding to give up his firearms in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. After the tragedy, Jonathan Pring had a change of heart. “Who doesn’t love Las Vegas? I couldn’t sleep last night.,” he told the Arizona... 10.24.2017 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  192. Action Alert: Tell Gallatin County Republican Women to Fire Karen Marshall UPDATE: In the face of intense pressure, Karen Marshall submitted her letter of resignation as VP of programs for the Gallatin County Republican Women on October 23, 2017. Thanks to everyone who contacted the Gallatin County Republican Women demanding Marshall be let go! On Thursday, Karen Marshall, the vice president... 10.23.2017 Actions Taken: 105 Continue »
  193. Action Alert: Help Trayvon Martin’s Mom Shut Down “Carry Guard” Insurers UPDATE: On February 23, 2018, Chubb Limited announced that it will no longer be underwriting the “Carry Guard” insurance policy for the NRA.  Lockton Companies LLC followed suit on February 26, 2018, announcing it would  discontinue providing brokerage services for NRA-endorsed insurance programs. Thanks to everyone who took action in... 10.20.2017 Actions Taken: 88 Continue »
  194. Action Alert: Tell Denver Boy Scouts to Reinstate Fifth-Grader Ames Mayfield UPDATE: In addition to messages from One Pulse for America members, Ames has received communications from around the world thanking him for asking tough questions of America’s elected leaders (Esquire has confirmed that Ames did, indeed, research and write his own questions). On November 1, 2017, Ames appeared on “Full Frontal with... 10.19.2017 Actions Taken: 282 Continue »
  195. Action Alert: Tell your U.S. Senators to Vote No on Brett Talley UPDATE: Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the White House to withdraw Brett Talley’s nomination for judge on the U.S. District Court of Alabama due to the significant condemnation it had received. On December 13, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was withdrawing Talley’s... 10.17.2017 Actions Taken: 104 Continue »
  196. Action Alert: Condemn Pro-Gun Legislator’s Attempt to Limit Freedom of Press Indiana state Representative Jim Lucas has drafted a bill that would require professional journalists to obtain a license from state police in order to exercise their First Amendment right. The reason? “If you’re OK licensing my Second Amendment right, what’s wrong with licensing your First Amendment right?” he stated. Lucas... 10.13.2017 Actions Taken: 109 Continue »
  197. Action Alert: Tell your U.S. Representative to Table SHARE Act Permanently UPDATE: On October 3, 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the SHARE Act was no longer on the House schedule. He stated there are no plans to bring the bill back up for consideration at this time. Additionally, Congressman Peter Defazio, a Democrat from Oregon, has removed himself... 10.12.2017 Actions Taken: 34 Continue »
  198. Action Alert: Sign MoveOn Petition Calling for Gun Control after Las Vegas Shooting In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, MoveOn is circulating a petition by gun owner and country music producer Mark Carman calling for Congress to enact new gun laws. You might recognize Carman’s name. He achieved a measure of fame after the mass shooting at Umpqua... 10.11.2017 Actions Taken: 224 Continue »
  199. Action Alert: Thank Reps. Ryan and Walz for Giving NRA Donations Away Recently, two U.S. Representatives, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Tim Walz of Minnesota (also a gubernatorial candidate), decided to donate contributions they received from the National Rifle Association to better causes. Rep. Ryan gave $20,000 in NRA donations to Sandy Hook Promise, Americans for Responsible Solutions and Everytown for... 10.10.2017 Actions Taken: 78 Continue »
  200. Action Alert: Tell Senator Feinstein to Demand a Vote on the Assault Weapons Ban UPDATE: Under intense pressure, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced an updated version of her Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 on November 8, 2017. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2017 is a stronger, more effective bill than its predecessor. Thanks to all those who contacted her office! On Sunday, Senator Dianne... 10.9.2017 Actions Taken: 70 Continue »