Action Alert Archives

  1. Action Alert: Breonna’s Law: Support KY Rep Attica Scott’s proposal They arrested her and her friends who were caught in a police net during a peaceful protest and charged them with vandalism and felony rioting charges. The arresting officer made her stop filming events ‘or her phone would be broken’. They waited ages until the hard evidence and public... 10.12.2020 Actions Taken: 5 Continue »
  2. Action Alert: SUCCESS! Charges Dropped Demand Trumped-up charges against Rep Scott are dropped UPDATE 6 October 2020 – we are delighted to report all charges have been dropped. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to act. The Louisville prosecutorial forces shockingly found nothing wrong with the actions of police who killed Breonna Taylor and shot her partner in a bungled... 10.3.2020 Actions Taken: 14 Continue »
  3. Action Alert: Trump: You don’t keep promises and it costs lives 1 October, Las Vegas three years ago – 58 people were murdered; they wanted a happy day out with friends.  The guns available to their murderer were so high-tech and so powerful, he killed from a great distance away and they had no chance.  No ‘good guy with a... 10.2.2020 Actions Taken: 4 Continue »
  4. Action Alert: Sign letter on Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Finding Louisville – a grand jury that met in secret decided to hold  NO ONE accountable for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. We agree with her family and their lawyer who called this a sham. We will publish the letter below, and send copies to relevant law enforcement agencies,... 9.25.2020 Actions Taken: 152 Continue »
  5. Action Alert: Child with autism shot: Demand officers charged, arrested 4 September, Salt Lake City, Utah – A family’s problems dealing with a 13-year-old autistic child turned into hell:  police summoned to help get him to medical attention instead shot him.  He is now in the hospital with damage to his intenstines, ankle, shoulder, colon and nervous system. Mother... 9.9.2020 Actions Taken: 18 Continue »
  6. Action Alert: Tell Trump shooting someone 7 times is not the same as choking at golf Kenosha, Wisconsin – protests continue following the shooting – seven times in the back at point blank range – of Jacob Blake on August 23rd. Far right protesters are coming from out of state and inciting violence.  They including 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse who is now on a murder... 9.2.2020 Actions Taken: 11 Continue »
  7. Action Alert: Jacob Blake shooting – arrest and charge police now 24 August 2020, Kenosha, Wisconsin – Three police officers caught on video are alleged to have tased and beaten a man, who moments later they shot in the back – seven times. Their victim is in stable condition; his children who witnesses the attack are obviously traumatized.  The police... 8.25.2020 Actions Taken: 12 Continue »
  8. Action Alert: Breonna Taylor 5 Months on: Many excuses, Zero arrests Kentucky 13 August 2020 – Five months ago a young woman was shot while sleeping at her home during a no-knock police raid that should never have happened. They shot her – and left her with not even an attempt at medical intervention for twenty minutes while they went... 8.14.2020 Actions Taken: 4 Continue »
  9. Action Alert: Aurora Police traumatize black family – demand action 5 August, 2020 – Aurora, Colorado – after a visit to a nail bar, children and women were surrounded by guns, police barking orders to get on the ground and be handcuffed face down.  Their crime?  Having the licence plate number they had. Police want us to think that... 8.7.2020 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  10. Action Alert: Thank NY AG James for Challenging NRA! 6 August, 2020, New York – The State Attorney General filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association. Ms James tweeted concerning the NRA’s self-dealing and illegal conduct. While this may not get the desired outcome, this is a crucial, brave challenge to the NRA. #BREAKING: I filed... 8.6.2020 Actions Taken: 44 Continue »
  11. Action Alert: Call out AG Barr for misleading Congress over shootings One of the hardest things to fight these days is misinformation.  How much harder it becomes when  The US Attorney General William Barr misleads Congress over crucial facts about America’s gun statistics. In a New York Times article fact checking Barr’s recent testimony to Congress, some glaring pieces of... 7.31.2020 Actions Taken: 4 Continue »
  12. Action Alert: Three year old shot dead – charges should be brought 22 July 2020 – Columbia, South Carolina:  another child has lost their life in another wholly avoidable gun death. Three year-old Liam Myers was at the home of a family friend when he was shot; he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Police are now saying that he... 7.24.2020 Actions Taken: 7 Continue »
  13. Action Alert: Amy McGrath- help her defeat McConnell in Kentucky July  2020 – For over two years Mitch McConnell blocked crucial gun law reform bills which the House of Representatives passed. With him as Senate Majority Leader, we have a drastically-reduced chance of meaningful gun law change.  His challenger, veteran Amy McGrath, wants gun law change; we want her... 7.17.2020 Actions Taken: 3 Continue »
  14. Action Alert: Breonna Taylor: Demand arrest, charges for her killers This Action Alert is taken with permission from a Facebook post by Ladd Everitt:  “Hey folks, I wanted to re-up this contact info because there are still no charges in the murder of Breonna Taylor!”  he wrote; it is inconceivable that those involved are not yet facing charges ACTION:... 7.5.2020 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  15. Action Alert: Lobby Congress, McConnell to make Postal Voting easier during Pandemic 30 June 2020 – Carl Reiner – writer, director, entertainer, social activist, beloved family member and friend passed away today; he is mourned by many in the entertainment world and by many for his wise words on our government. One of his most recent projects was a video which... 6.30.2020 Actions Taken: 7 Continue »
  16. Action Alert: NRA, Trump must answer for their Russian loyalty in light of Taliban Bounty Outrage Before this week, we knew for certain that Russian operatives: * interfered in America’s 2016 elections; * used fake news to spread propaganda to influence voters; * infiltrated the National Rifle Association which accepted millions of dollars from Russia.  These facts shocked many Americans – but as of this... 6.27.2020 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  17. Action Alert: Stand with Gov. Grisham against armed extremist ‘militia’ groups “The heavily armed individuals who flaunted themselves at the protest, calling themselves a ‘civil guard,’ were there for one reason: To menace protesters, to present an unsanctioned show of unregulated force,” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham 17 June, 2020 – Albuquerque – A man was shot on Monday... 6.19.2020 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  18. Action Alert: Show the press you support and value them June 2020 – peaceful protests called in the wake of the murder of George Floyd have experienced attempts to hijack them by a number of extremists, racists, and police.  Over 100 members of the press have been attacked by police wholly against Constitutional rights:  journalists have been arrested, beaten,... 6.5.2020 Actions Taken: 39 Continue »
  19. Action Alert: No Trump, you cannot threaten to shoot people 29 May 2020 – Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, peaceful protests as well as riots have broken out.  Trump subsequently tweeted he wants to shoot looters.  So much for upholding the constitution as his oath binds him to do. Police knelt on... 5.29.2020 Actions Taken: 90 Continue »
  20. Action Alert: Sleeping while black: demand justice for Breonna Taylor Grieving parents of Breonna Taylor are suing police.  She was shot in a bungled raid on the wrong address – as police searched for a man they already had in custody. As AOL News reports “Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT worker in Louisville, Ky., was shot in her bed... 5.14.2020 Actions Taken: 32 Continue »
  21. Action Alert: Ahmaud Arbery – FBI must widen its investigation UPDATE:  in two days, 489 One Pulse for America members signed this letter, a further 109 One Pulse for America members have contacted the FBI directly, as recorded in our database, and a further 30 people approximately indicated they wished to sign, but did not supply a home town and... 5.9.2020 Actions Taken: 111 Continue »
  22. Action Alert: Call out the NRA over its attack on Canada The NRA, awash with Russian money and spies, is trying to hide behind the flag and the Constitution, and is whining about Canada’s new gun law. The gun lobbyists who normally tell people such as celebrities to ‘stay in their lane’ have decided to deride Canada’s new lifesaving legislation.... 5.2.2020 Actions Taken: 5 Continue »
  23. Action Alert: Send messages of support to governors 20 April 2020- Three brothers identified as the provocateurs behind anti-quarantine protests around the country have a history of pushing extreme gun ownership views. The Washington Post reports the Dorr brothers manage a slew of pro-gun groups across a wide range of states, from Iowa to Minnesota to New... 4.20.2020 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  24. Action Alert: Let domestic abuse victims know there is help April 2020- with many cities and states implementing lockdowns and curfews to slow the spread of the Corona virus, domestic abuse victims are in danger:  but there is help. Time Magazine spells out the issues in this latest article , and WAMU / American University Radio reports on the... 4.8.2020 Actions Taken: 2 Continue »
  25. Action Alert: Call out the NRA on their dangerous, paranoia-inducing video 21 March 2020 – the NRA has released a video of a disabled woman – basically telling everyone society is going to collapse and they must get a gun. This paranoid, violence-inciting video would have you believe there is no well-regulated militia – no local police, no state troopers,... 3.28.2020 Actions Taken: 7 Continue »
  26. Action Alert: Join Giffords Law’s calls for home gun safety during Corona 24 March, 2020  – Reported by, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released a paper, “The Importance of Safe Gun Storage During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  It reads: “As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across America, communities are increasingly urging residents to practice social distancing to help slow the... 3.26.2020 Actions Taken: 2 Continue »
  27. Action Alert: Condemn Trump Jr for suggesting people ‘need’ to buy guns during pandemic 14 March 2020 – In the middle of a global pandemic which is claiming lives, most public figures are appealing to the public to remain calm, to not engage in panic buying, and to follow basic hygiene to stop the spread of Corona 19 (please wash your hands often... 3.15.2020 Actions Taken: 72 Continue »
  28. Action Alert: Read and share article on Oakland’s Peace Walk and gun violence reduction Oakland, CA, 7 March 2020 – Bucking a trend, Oakland has actually seen its gun crime go down, and on the 7th a Peace Walk was held in celebration. A coalition of gun control organizations, Black Lives Matter and others have been working on improving the situation in Oakland,... 3.9.2020 Actions Taken: 2 Continue »
  29. Action Alert: Call out NRA’s LGBT tokenism Washington DC, 26 February 2020 – The National Rifle Association would have you believe it’s suddenly LGBT-friendly.  The evidence?  It has a gay employee. Gay D.C. resident William ‘Billy’ McLaughlin, who serves as Digital Director for the National Rifle Association spoke at a meeting of some 50 people, where... 2.28.2020 Actions Taken: 4 Continue »
  30. Action Alert: Thank Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office for its Domestic Violence Initiative (thank you Peter Sullivan for sharing this article with One Pulse for America) The combination of domestic violence and guns has proven deadly across America; from February 2019 to today there have been c 400 domestic violence incidents involving shootings; this map from Gun Violence Archives illustrates.   Officer... 2.25.2020 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  31. Action Alert: Thank Spike Lee for standing up to NRA Feb 16, St Sabina – Spike Lee took a stand against the NRA in a speech that followed yet another week of bloodshed in the Chicago area. As the Chicago Sun Times reports, Mr Lee said:  “I think that we gotta take down the NRA. “We have more guns... 2.18.2020 Actions Taken: 27 Continue »
  32. Action Alert: Bullying Pasco Sheriff officer threatens to shoot student We have a word in the UK, ‘jobsworth’ – for pompous, egotistical, inadequate, officious idiots who when given any tiny position of authority go off on an ego trip.  At least ours don’t threaten to shoot high school students who want to go to orthodontists. A jobsworth officer with... 2.13.2020 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  33. Action Alert: Call Utah AG to account for avoidable gun deaths 7 February 2020, West Valley City, Utah – a man was shot dead, a woman shot multiple times – at a home with 5- and 10-year-old children in it.  The shooter?  The woman’s ex-husband who police and courts allowed to plea bargain out of serious charges. Deseret News reports... 2.8.2020 Actions Taken: 5 Continue »
  34. Action Alert: Masked gunmen in capitol! Object to Kentucky’s lethal precedent Friday 31 January 2020, Frankfort Kentucky – A gang of masked men in camouflage gear bearing semi-automatic weapons descends on the capital building, bypassing metal detectors at the invitation of security personnel.  This wasn’t the plot of a bad hostage-taking movie; it was a group of men, virtually all... 2.4.2020 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »
  35. Action Alert: Remind parents guns and children do not mix 1 February 2020 – there have been at least 4 children hurt or killed in gun accidents in their family homes in the last week.  All of these were wholly avoidable. An Indiana father ‘play wrestled’ with his toddler while wearing a gun- that child is dead. A nine-year-old... 2.1.2020 Actions Taken: 2 Continue »
  36. Action Alert: Support the states seeking ghost gun / 3d printer gun ban Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit last Thursday 23 January challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted online. CBS news reports New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition... 1.27.2020 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  37. Action Alert: Call Trump out for unacceptable VA tweet Virginia, 17 January 2020 – The Virginia State Senate is looking at bills that could prevent gun deaths – and as a result the NRA, other pro-2nd Amendment groups and nefarious neo-Nazis are threatening violence and insurrection.  That in itself is troubling, not least as Virginia already saw its... 1.18.2020 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  38. Action Alert: Know where your 2020 candidates stand on gun law reform A recent piece of research by VOX shows where Democratic presidential candidates stand on gun issues.  The GOP seems to plan to allow Trump to run opposed as its presidential candidate, and we can reasonably expect more inaction and McConnell to continue to sit on bills that could save... 1.13.2020 Actions Taken: 4 Continue »
  39. Action Alert: Condemn Donald Trump Jr for Clinton Assault Rifle posts 5 January 2020 – Donald Trump Jr took to Instagram and Twitter to pose with an assault rifle bearing an image of Hillary Clinton behind bars as well as crusader imagery, used by the far right and xenophobic groups. Some news outlets are rightly calling the post incitement to... 1.8.2020 Actions Taken: 27 Continue »
  40. Action Alert: Join Backfire Trump to send messages when shootings occur Some of our One Pulse for America members have signed up to Backfire Trump, a gun control app that sends pro gun-control messages out for you when there is a shooting. Visit the website here and decide whether it is for you. It is a good way to... 1.6.2020 Actions Taken: 5 Continue »
  41. Action Alert: Don’t let the NRA capitalize on Ft Worth shooting Ft Worth, Tx December 2019 – A gun-wielding man with a long history of arrests, violence and mental health issues was allowed to have a gun.  He took it to the White Settlement church in Ft Worth, and opened fire.  He murdered two people before an on-site, trained firearms... 1.3.2020 Actions Taken: 11 Continue »
  42. Action Alert: Sandy Hook 7th anniversary: sign the card 14 December 2019 – Today marks the anniversary of the brutal, cold-blooded slaying of innocent children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The gunman was able to take 26 lives – in under 4 minutes. The families are taking to social media to express their feelings.  ABC News... 12.14.2019 Actions Taken: 58 Continue »
  43. Action Alert: Send messages of support to Jersey City 10 December, Jersey City – Two anti-police, anti-Semitic domestic terrorists killed Jersey City police officer Detective Joseph Seals near a cemetery, and three people in a kosher food market: Mindy Ferencz, 31, the store’s co-owner; Moshe Deutsch, 24, a customer; and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, 49, a store employee. CNN... 12.12.2019 Actions Taken: 7 Continue »
  44. Action Alert: Thank Police Chief Art Acevedo for standing up to NRA Houston – as reported in Huffington Post and elsewhere, Police Chief Art Acevedo hit out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congresspeople for appearing to care more about the National Rifle Association than victims of gun violence. You can watch his wave-making speech here. He said:  “I don’t... 12.10.2019 Actions Taken: 108 Continue »
  45. Action Alert: Tell Commander-in-Chief Trump he’s responsible for Pensacola Pensacola, Florida; three sailors were killed by a Saudi national at a US Navy training college. Three US Navy sailors were killed when they “didn’t run from danger” after a Saudi officer opened fire at the base, US Navy officials said.  Eight others were injured.  The murdered sailors were Airman Mohammed... 12.10.2019 Actions Taken: 15 Continue »
  46. Action Alert: Pensacola: Send condolences to US Navy Pensacola, Florida; three sailors were killed by a Saudi national at a US Navy training college. Three US Navy sailors were killed when they “didn’t run from danger” after a Saudi officer opened fire at the base, US Navy officials said.  Eight others were injured. The murdered sailors were Airman Mohammed... 12.8.2019 Actions Taken: 8 Continue »
  47. Action Alert: Ten shot in New Orleans – time for tighter gun laws in LA New Orleans, 2 December 2019  – Police said ten people were shot early Sunday in the city’s French Quarter. Two of the victims were in critical condition according to NBC, but no arrests have been made, and police said the motive remained unclear. Louisiana has lax gun laws.  The movement... 12.3.2019 Actions Taken: 10 Continue »
  48. Action Alert: Tell NRA-funded Senators their integrity is suspect November 2019 – The evidence is incontrovertible:  the NRA was infiltrated by Russian agents and operatives who broke our laws, interfered with our 2016 election, and channeled untold millions to pro-NRA politicians. According to Fortune: “In 2016, the NRA spent more than $30 million on behalf of the Trump... 11.26.2019 Actions Taken: 4 Continue »
  49. Action Alert: Happy Birthday NRA?? The NRA wants us to mark its birthday; it turned 148 this week. OK, let’s do so. No – our Action Alert will not change the NRA leadership’s mind. YES – people will see your post and it will make your voice heard. Maybe, just maybe, someone else will... 11.19.2019 Actions Taken: 7 Continue »
  50. Action Alert: ‘Sixteen Seconds:’ an essay to share with Mitch McConnell This action is a bit different.  Please read this essay, then please share it via Facebook or email to Mitch McConnell, or tweet the link to him.   Sixteen Seconds of your time America’s gun crime epidemic has no equivalent anywhere in history or anywhere in the world. American... 11.15.2019 Actions Taken: 20 Continue »