Action Alert Archives

  1. Action Alert: Tell Colorado DA to Keep Misogynistic Would-Be Mass Shooter in Jail 27 year-old Christopher Cleary, who threatened to shoot and kill “as many girls” as possible, nearly avoided jail time after pleading guilty to making a threat of terrorism. Hours before the second anniversary of the Women’s March in January 2019, Cleary posted a Facebook message from Utah detailing his... 5.23.2019 Actions Taken: 19 Continue »
  2. Action Alert: Tell DCCC to Stop Taking Money from Sig Sauer Lobbyist According to a Federal Election Commission filing, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)—which raises money to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives—accepted $26,250 in bundled contributions from gun lobbyist Michael Herson during the month of April 2019. Through his firm American Defense International, Herson lobbies for German gun-maker... 5.22.2019 Actions Taken: 30 Continue »
  3. Action Alert: Put Pre-Emption Repeal Back on Agenda in Nevada Senate On April 23, 2019, the Nevada Assembly voted 28-13 to approve AB 291,  a gun control bill introduced by Route 91 Harvest festival shooting survivor and Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui. AB 291 would ban bump stocks; lower the legal blood alcohol content for gun carriers in Nevada (so it’s in... 5.21.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  4. Action Alert: Tell Apple & Google to Pull Video Game Targeting Reporters Update: In response to pressure placed on mobile hosts Google and Apple, TFG removed the “Breaking News” mission from its “Sniper 3D Assassin” game on May 20, 2019. Thanks to all those who took this action! The video game “Sniper 3D Assassin” is a mobile game app available on... 5.20.2019 Actions Taken: 35 Continue »
  5. Action Alert: Tell Democratic Presidential Candidates to Offer Strong Plan on Gun Control In February 2019, the House of Representatives sent two modest (and tainted) gun control bills to the Senate for consideration. They have languished there ever since. It is the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who are now setting the tone on gun control, competing with one another to see who... 5.17.2019 Actions Taken: 10 Continue »
  6. Action Alert: Submit Witness Slip in Support of Illinois Licensing Bill Update: SB 1966, the Fix FOID Act, passed the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on May 21, 2019 and is headed to the full House for a vote. Thanks to all those who submitted a witness slip! On February 16, 2019, 45 year-old employee Gary Martin was called into a... 5.16.2019 Actions Taken: 15 Continue »
  7. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Officer who Shot Unarmed Grandmother Officer Juan Delacruz of the Baytown Police Department was patrolling an apartment complex in the Houston, Texas suburb after 10:30 p.m. on May 13, 2019 when he saw a black resident with alleged outstanding warrants for criminal mischief and assault, 45 year-old Pamela Turner. Delacruz moved in to arrest... 5.15.2019 Actions Taken: 42 Continue »
  8. Action Alert: Tell Oregon Democrats to Put Gun Control Back on Calendar In the state of Oregon, Democrats control the governor’s seat, Senate and House. Governor Kate Brown promised strong action on gun control in her 2018 campaign and received the endorsement of Ceasefire Oregon and other gun violence prevention (GVP) organizations. Yet on May 13, 2019, Democrats agreed to kill... 5.14.2019 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  9. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Officers who Shot 3 Children in the Head On April 26, 2019, plainclothes officers with the Hugo Police Department decided to arrest armed robbery suspect William Smith while he was parked at a food center with Olivia Hill and her four children, ages 1, 2, 4 and 5. Smith was suspected of robbing a Pizza Hut in Hugo,... 5.13.2019 Actions Taken: 41 Continue »
  10. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Officer who Shot 14 y/o Near BB Gun On March 10, 2019, a 911 caller reported four people breaking into a house in Oklahoma City. The caller said the group might have firearms, but “wasn’t sure if they were real.” A white officer with the Oklahoma City Police Department, Sgt. Kyle Holcomb, approached the scene along a... 5.10.2019 Actions Taken: 27 Continue »
  11. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Officers who Fired 76 Times at Substance Abuser On July 21, 2018, Anaheim police officers Sean Staymates and Kevin Pedersen responded to a 911 call about a man who was “hallucinating,” under the influence of an unknown drug, and possibly armed. That man was 50-year-old Eliuth Penaloza Nava, who lived with his parents. The call came in... 5.9.2019 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  12. Action Alert: Tell DA to Appeal Vacancy of Conviction of Racist Shooter Just after 1:00 a.m. on a weekend night on August 7, 2016, a white home owner in North Carolina, Chad Copley, opened his second-story bedroom window to yell at a group of African-American youth attending a party in the neighborhood. Furious, Copley then called 911. The dispatcher could hear... 5.8.2019 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  13. Action Alert: Thank Cory Booker for Backing National Licensing & Registration On May 6, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Cory Booker unveiled a gun control plan that sets a high bar for his competitors heading into 2020. Booker has backed a national licensing & registration system for guns, stating, “We will make it harder for people who should... 5.6.2019 Actions Taken: 57 Continue »
  14. Action Alert: Tell Ron DeSantis to Veto Bill to Arm Teachers Update: On May 8, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 7030 privately and with little fanfare. School districts will be allowed to arm K-12 teachers when the law goes into effect on October 1, 2019. Thanks to all those who took action to fight this immoral legislation. Republican... 5.3.2019 Actions Taken: 23 Continue »
  15. Action Alert: Tell Michael Bennet to Co-Sponsor Assault Weapons Ban On May 2, 2019, Michael Bennet of Colorado became the 7th U.S. Senator to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Bennet is running to “restore integrity to our government,” but of the Democratic Senators vying for the nomination (Bennet, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Kirsten... 5.2.2019 Actions Taken: 10 Continue »
  16. Action Alert: Thank NY Attorney General for Investigating the NRA The first African-American and first female New York Attorney General, Letitia James, opened an investigation into the NRA’s tax-exempt status on April 26, 2019. James promised to conduct the investigation during her 2018 campaign and told Ebony, “The NRA holds out as a charitable organization, but in fact,... 5.1.2019 Actions Taken: 78 Continue »
  17. Action Alert: Share “Generation Lockdown” Video from March for Our Lives On April 29, 2019, the student gun violence prevention group March For Our Lives released a powerful video titled “Generation Lockdown.” MFOL was created after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead and another 17 injured. The video shows an active... 4.30.2019 Actions Taken: 20 Continue »
  18. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Owner of Handgun Brought to School by 8 y/o On April 11, 2019 an eight year-old boy in the second grade at Midview North Elementary School in Lourain County, Ohio brought a semi-automatic handgun to school in a backpack. At approximately 9:10 a.m. he showed the weapon to a group of friends and soon teachers were notified. Sheriff’s... 4.29.2019 Actions Taken: 38 Continue »
  19. Action Alert: Thank 1st Mayor to Ban “Warrior Training” for Police Mayor Jacob Frey has made Minneapolis the first city in the nation to ban “Warrior” training for police officers on-duty and off-duty. Frey made the announcement on April 18, 2019 via his Twitter feed. Fear-based “Warrior” training was developed by retired lieutenant colonel Dave Grossman, the inventor of the... 4.26.2019 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  20. Action Alert: Call for Firing of Deputy Who Mocked Deceased LGBTQ Teen Update: On May 3, 2019, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office posted the following on Facebook, “The investigation …uncovered multiple violations of both County and Sheriff’s Office policies. In accordance with policy, a hearing on the allegations and policy violations was held today, and the Deputy resigned from... 4.24.2019 Actions Taken: 163 Continue »
  21. Action Alert: Condemn Handgun Tie-Wearing Louisiana Sheriff On April 11, 2019, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz spoke at a press conference concerning the recent burning of three historically black churches. As he briefed reporters surrounded by representatives of the churches, Guidroz wore a tie adorned with pictures of handguns. The arsonist responsible for the crimes is... 4.23.2019 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  22. Action Alert: Call for Terrorism Charges Against Coast Guard Officer who Threatened Killings Update: On May 13, 2019, U.S. District Judge George Hazel sided with federal prosecutors and reversed a magistrate judge’s order to release would-be mass shooter Christopher Hasson while he awaits trial on gun and drug charges. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur continues to refuse to bring felony terrorism charges in... 4.17.2019 Actions Taken: 278 Continue »
  23. Action Alert: Tell Florida Senate President to Table Legislation to Arm Teachers Update: After it was passed by the Florida Senate, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 7030 into law privately and with little fanfare. School districts will be allowed to arm K-12 teachers when the law goes into effect on October 1, 2019. Thanks to all those who took action to fight... 4.16.2019 Actions Taken: 35 Continue »
  24. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Parents who Enabled Shooting Death of 6 y/o On April 8, 2019, the parents of six year-old Millie Kelly were loading their vehicle in the driveway of their home in Paulding, Georgia. The mother got out of the vehicle to see why it wouldn’t start and heard a gunshot. Millie’s four year-old brother had founded a loaded,... 4.12.2019 Actions Taken: 52 Continue »
  25. Action Alert: Check in with the Teenagers You Know The gun violence prevention movement was rocked in March by the suicides of two students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. in Parkland, Florida: 19 year-old graduate Sydney Aiello (the best friend of victim Meadow Pollack) and another student who remains unidentified. The Journal of... 4.11.2019 Actions Taken: 22 Continue »
  26. Action Alert: Tell McHenry County Fair Association to Dump Ted Nugent Residents of McHenry County, Illinois have responded angrily to local officials booking extremist NRA board member Ted Nugent to headline the annual county fair on August 3, 2019. The entertainment director for the event,  Jeff Kleinschmidt, claims his goal was to hire someone who is “an excellent musician”—a description that... 4.10.2019 Actions Taken: 71 Continue »
  27. Action Alert: Thank or Spank Your Representative for “Boyfriend Loophole” Vote On April 4, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and closed the “Boyfriend Loophole” which allows non-married abusers to hold onto their firearms after acts of domestic violence. The bill passed by a vote of 263-158, with 33 Republicans defying the... 4.9.2019 Actions Taken: 12 Continue »
  28. Action Alert: Call for Felony Charge Against Dallas Gun-Toter who Beat Black Woman On the evening of March 21, 2019, 24 year-old L’Daijohnique Lee drove the wrong way down a one-way street in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, Texas while dropping off a friend. Austin Shuffield, 30, was attempting to exit a parking lot on the street in his truck and... 4.4.2019 Actions Taken: 77 Continue »
  29. Action Alert: Tell Prosecuting Attorney to Drop Charges Against Egyptian Man Update: The mother in this incident, Santana Adams, was arrested on April 5, 2019 and charged with falsely reporting an emergency incident. All charges against Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan have been dropped. Adams’ bond was set at $20,000. She faces a fine and up to six months in jail... 4.3.2019 Actions Taken: 35 Continue »
  30. Action Alert: Tell DHS to Reinstate Domestic Terror Intelligence Unit Journalist Betsy Woodruff published a blockbuster piece at The Daily Beast detailing the reassignment of analysts in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) who were tasked with studying the threat from homegrown domestic terrorists. The number of analytic reports produced by DHS on this... 4.2.2019 Actions Taken: 37 Continue »
  31. Action Alert: Tell Colorado Sheriff to Enforce Democratically-Enacted Laws Sheriff Steve Weams of Weld County, Colorado recently bragged he would rather go to jail than enforce a democratically-enacted Extreme Risk Protection Order law.  An ERPO bill was recently passed by the Colorado Senate and seems to have the votes necessary to pass the state House. The bill was... 4.1.2019 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  32. Action Alert: Tell Media Platforms to Dump NRA Programming After Hoaxer Campaign Shocking new discovery has emerged from the trial of InfoWars’ Alex Jones that shows NRA program coordinator Mark Richardson reached out to a known Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist and encouraged him to sow seeds of doubt about the facts surrounding the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,... 3.29.2019 Actions Taken: 84 Continue »
  33. Action Alert: Tell Kansas School District to Let Students Discuss Gun Violence Update: The Shawnee Mission School District reached a settlement with the ACLU on April 18, 2019. The settlement agreement calls for First Amendment training for all district administrators; policy language to clarify the rights of students to organize non-school sponsored events; and policy language which clarifies the first-amendment rights... 3.28.2019 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »
  34. Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Support VAWA Reauthorization Update: On April 4, 2019, the House of Representatives voted 263-158 for a VAWA reauthorization that would close the “Boyfriend Loophole” by making it easier to take away guns from violent abusers even when they are not spouses or domestic partners. Thirty-three Republicans joined Democrats to support the bill... 3.27.2019 Actions Taken: 20 Continue »
  35. Action Alert: Tell Indiana School to End Sadistic Active Shooter Drills Update: The Indiana state legislature considered, but ultimately rejected, amendments to school safety legislation that would have prevented K-12 teachers from being shot with projectiles during future active shooter drills. Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) was the lead defender of the violent training, saying, “It’s got to do with reality,... 3.25.2019 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  36. Action Alert: After NZ Semiauto Ban, Send Message: “We Can Do it in United States.” On March 20, 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand will be banning military-style semiautomatic firearms and high-capacity ammunition magazines following a horrific mass shooting by a white supremacist targeting mosques during Friday prayers. Ardern also indicated there would be  a national buyback program for these firearms.... 3.21.2019 Actions Taken: 28 Continue »
  37. Action Alert: Tell Governor Hogan to Get Working on Gun Control Update: During the 2019 legislative session, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed two bills that would improve the state’s gun laws, but vetoed another. The legislation Hogan signed took modest steps toward curbing illegal guns and called for a study on tracing crime guns. The bill Hogan vetoed would have... 3.20.2019 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  38. Action Alert: File Complaint Regarding Fox Promotion of AR-15 On March 17, 2019, just two days after the horrific mass shooting in New Zealand, the show “Fox & Friends Weekend” ran a fear-mongering segment about Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s position on assault weapons. The segment featured a video clip of O’Rourke explaining he wanted to prohibit the... 3.19.2019 Actions Taken: 132 Continue »
  39. Action Alert: Tell Speaker Pelosi to Expel Steve King for Civil War Threat On March 15, 2019, a white supremacist gunman invaded two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during Friday prayers, killing 50 worshipers and wounding 50 more. In a manifesto, the shooter said, “This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil... 3.18.2019 Actions Taken: 167 Continue »
  40. Action Alert: Support Victims and Survivors of Mass Shooting in New Zealand A white supremacist gunman in his 20s killed 49 people in shootings during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019. NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the shootings, which were streamed online by the killer, as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence”... 3.15.2019 Actions Taken: 40 Continue »
  41. Action Alert: Thank Arkansas Republican for Opposing “Stand Your Ground” Update: Sen. John Cooper’s vote against a “Stand Your Ground” bill in the Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee proved to be the legislation’s undoing. Sponsor Sen. Bob Ballinger was unable to find the votes to bring the bill back up again and it died officially on April 24, 2019 when... 3.13.2019 Actions Taken: 69 Continue »
  42. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Man who Killed Unarmed Neighbor On November 12, 2017, Curtis Shelley was walking home from work in Killeen, Texas when he encountered neighbor Austin Fasulo on the street. The two men began to argue over Shelley’s dog. Fasulo allegedly stabbed the  animal weeks earlier when it bit his fiancee. During the argument, Fasulo retrieved... 3.12.2019 Actions Taken: 91 Continue »
  43. Action Alert: Thank Arkansas Senator for Standing Up to “Stand Your Ground” A bill that would have eliminated the “duty to retreat” (when one can do safely) from Arkansas’ self-defense laws was narrowly voted down in the state Senate’s Judiciary Committee on March 6, 2019 after hours of testimony against the legislation from gun control groups, law enforcement officials, prosecutors and... 3.11.2019 Actions Taken: 71 Continue »
  44. Action Alert: Thank Oklahoma Police Chief for Denouncing Permitless Carry On February 27, 2019, Republican Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma signed a dangerous permitless carry bill into law. Starting on November 1, 2019, Oklahomans will be allowed to carry loaded guns in public without obtaining a permit or undergoing any type of background check or training.  Unscreened individuals will... 3.7.2019 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  45. Action Alert: Condemn NH Legislators for Mocking Female GVP Advocates On March 5, 2019, the New Hampshire House of Representatives conducted a hearing on an Emergency Risk Protection Order bill at which female survivors testified about loved ones taken by gun violence. The room was also full of volunteers from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wearing... 3.6.2019 Actions Taken: 43 Continue »
  46. Action Alert: Tell House Leadership to Whip Democrats on Gun Control During the last week of February, the House of Representatives passed two gun control bills, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, by strong majorities.  H.R. 8 would require background checks on all private sales of firearms save those between immediate family members. H.R. 1112 extends the amount of time the FBI... 3.5.2019 Actions Taken: 8 Continue »
  47. Action Alert: Thank or Spank Your Representative for Vote on H.R. 8 On February 27, 2019, the House of Representatives passed universal background checks bill H.R. 8 by a vote of 240-190. It was the first gun control bill of significance to pass Congress in many years. H.R. 8 would require background checks on all private sales of firearms save those between immediate family members.... 2.28.2019 Actions Taken: 18 Continue »
  48. Action Alert: Tell NYC to Take Preemptive Action in Supreme Court Gun Case Update: On April 12, 2019, New York City filed a motion in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York City informing the Supreme Court it would be repealing its firearm transportation regulation for licensees, allowing them to bring their weapons outside the city.... 2.25.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  49. Action Alert: Share Report About Need for Effective Gun Owner Licensing On February 15, 2019, 45 year-old Gary Montez Martin brought a handgun he legally purchased to his manufacturing job at a Henry Pratt Co. factory in Aurora, Illinois. Martin had faced disciplinary action on the job and knew he was going to be fired. Right after a termination meeting,... 2.22.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  50. Action Alert: Write Letters to Your Senators Requesting Support for S. 42 The Washington, D.C. chapter of March for Our Lives has launched a terrific letter-writing campaign in support of Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy‘s S. 42, the Background Checks Expansion Act. S. 42 would require universal background checks on all private sales of firearms, save those between immediate family members. March... 2.20.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  51. Action Alert: Thank House Democrats for Moving Gun Control Bill to Floor It was an emotional scene when the House Judiciary Committee concluded its mark-up of universal background checks legislation, H.R. 8, on February 13, 2019. The marathon hearing, which started at 10:00 AM, did not conclude until after 8:00 PM because of delaying tactics employed by Republicans on the committee.... 2.14.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  52. Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Co-Sponsor House Assault Weapons Ban On February 15, 2019, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI-1st) introduced H.R. 1296, the House Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. Rep. Cicilline’s legislation is a companion bill to S. 66, introduced by California Senator Dianne Feinstein on January 9. The House Assault Weapons Ban is an improved version of Feinstein’s original... 2.13.2019 Actions Taken: 13 Continue »
  53. Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Block Trump Gun Export Plan In response to lobbying by the NRA, the Trump administration published a federal rule that would remove critical export controls on handguns, semiautomatic assault rifles like the AR-15, .50-caliber sniper rifles and many other firearms. The rule is set to go into effect during the first week of March 2019. Responsibility for... 2.12.2019 Actions Taken: 11 Continue »
  54. Action Alert: Tell Middle/High School to Get Rid of Assault Weapons A 2018 law enacted in Florida in requires K-12 schools to have at least one “safe-school officer” on the premises. Schools can choose between a school resource officer, who is employed by a law enforcement agency; a school safety officer, who is employed by either a law enforcement agency or... 2.11.2019 Actions Taken: 31 Continue »
  55. Action Alert: Condemn Matt Gaetz for Boorish Behavior at GVP Hearing On February 6, 2019, the House of Representatives held its first hearing on gun violence in eight years. The room was packed with victims and survivors of gun violence and members of the student GVP group March For Our Lives. One survivor present was Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin (“Guac”) was killed in... 2.7.2019 Actions Taken: 99 Continue »
  56. Action Alert: Tell Ohio Governor to Support Red Flag Legislation During the time when he was the governor of Ohio, John Kasich was a strong proponent of “red flag” legislation to temporarily disarm individuals in crisis (because of mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc.). “It would be a terrible mistake not to do it,” Kasich told the Ohio... 2.4.2019 Actions Taken: 11 Continue »
  57. Action Alert: Tell Houston Authorities to Charge Man who Threatened Reading Event The Freed-Montrose Library in Houston was about to start a Drag Queen Storytime event on Saturday, January 26, 2019, when Donald Trump supporter James “Doc” Greene, Sr. barged in with a loaded, concealed handgun on his body.  Greene was already banned from entering the library “for filming children” and causing... 2.1.2019 Actions Taken: 74 Continue »
  58. Action Alert: Thank Michael Franti for His GVP Song “Flower” Michael Franti & Spearhead appeared at the “End Gun Violence Together Rally” at TOMS shoes HQ in Los Angeles on January 16, 2019 and played a new song they had written about gun violence, titled “Flower.”  The song features Victoria Canal on vocals and is dedicated to victims and... 1.31.2019 Actions Taken: 19 Continue »
  59. Action Alert: Share Blockbuster Story Revealing Wayne LaPierre’s Lies On January 29, 2019, New York Times journalist Danny Hakim published a story that shed new light on an NRA delegation’s infamous December 2015 trip to Moscow to meet with top-level Russian officials including foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and deputy defense minister Dmitry Rogozin. Hakim revealed that email traffic... 1.30.2019 Actions Taken: 10 Continue »
  60. Action Alert: Thank Kamala Harris for Her Intensity on Gun Control On January 28, 2019, Senator Kamala Harris conducted a town hall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa after announcing she would seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020. At the event, local pastor Wallace Bubar of the Central Presbyterian Church of Des Moines asked Harris what she would do... 1.29.2019 Actions Taken: 42 Continue »
  61. Action Alert: Tell Texas Sheriff to Delete Dangerous Gun Meme On January 26, 2019, Trinity County (Texas) Sheriff Woody Wallace posted a reckless and dangerous pro-gun meme to his official Facebook page. The meme combines art from Dr. Seuss with a photo of a handgun super-imposed over one of the character’s hands. The text reads: I CARRY A GUN AT... 1.28.2019 Actions Taken: 36 Continue »
  62. Action Alert: Send Postcard to America for Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Bill Postcards for America has posted an alert for S. 66, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 introduced by the Democratic Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein. S. 66 is an improved version of Feinstein’s original 1994 assault weapons ban legislation. It would to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style... 1.25.2019 Actions Taken: 8 Continue »
  63. Action Alert: Tell Ron DeSantis to Shove His Thoughts and Prayers On January 23, 2019, a 21 year-old gunman entered a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida and killed 5 women execution-style. He had an “obsession with guns and death.” The shooter had resigned two weeks earlier from his job as a correctional officer. “For some reason always hated people and... 1.24.2019 Actions Taken: 46 Continue »
  64. Action Alert: Support Florida Representative Who Proudly Signed AWB Petition On January 19, 2019, new Florida state representative Anna Eskamani (D-47th-Orange County) posted a photo of herself signing an Assault Weapons Ban petition to her Facebook page.  The petition was gathering signatures for the “Florida Ban on Military-Style Firearms and Disqualifications for Firearm Possession Initiative,” a referendum that gun violence... 1.23.2019 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  65. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Gun Owner in “Accidental” Death of 13 y/o On January 19, 2019, 13 year-old Gabriel Fernandez and his 15 year-old brother Nicholas visited a friend in Houston, Texas. Once arriving, their friend led them and two other teenagers to a shed on the property to look at a gun he had obtained. As he handled the gun, it... 1.22.2019 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  66. Action Alert: Tell Senator Burr to Recuse Himself from NRA-Russia Investigation During the 2016 election cycle, the NRA illegally coordinated with the re-election campaign of Republican Senator Richard Burr. The same media company, using different names (National Media/Red Eagle), placed pro-Burr TV ads in North Carolina for both the NRA and Burr campaign. This was a violation of federal laws designed... 1.18.2019 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  67. Action Alert: Tell Virginia Legislator to Keep Her Gun at Home On January 15, 2019, Virginia state Senator Amanda Chase made headlines by open-carrying a .38-special handgun on the floor of the Virginia Senate. The GOP-controlled General Assembly in Virginia allows visitors and legislators alike to bring loaded firearms into the Capitol, but most carry concealed to avoid drawing attention to themselves. Senator... 1.17.2019 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  68. Action Alert: Send Card to Girl Who Was Kidnapped, Orphaned by Gunman On the night of October 15, 2018, 13 year-old Jayme Closs woke up to the sound of her dog barking and saw a car coming up the driveway. She woke up her parents and her father James Closs went to investigate. He was met at the door by 21... 1.16.2019 Actions Taken: 22 Continue »
  69. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Gun Owner Who Armed Kindergartner A 6 year-old boy in kindergarten at Africentric Early College K-12 School in Columbus, Ohio was stopped at the front door of the school on January 11, 2019 when staff noticed he had a heavy object in his pants. Searching him, they found a loaded, semiautomatic handgun with a detachable... 1.15.2019 Actions Taken: 55 Continue »
  70. Action Alert: Thank Laura and John Arnold Foundation for Funding GVP Research On January 7, 2019, the Rand Corporation announced the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research (NCGVR) is seeking proposals to support up to $10 million in projects during its first grant-making cycle. The collaborative is a  a philanthropic fund founded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to support scientific research on... 1.10.2019 Actions Taken: 22 Continue »
  71. Action Alert: Tell Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 8 On January 8, former Congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for the introduction of H.R. 8,  a bill to require universal background checks on all private gun sales except those between immediate family members. The primary sponsors of H.R. 8 are Democratic... 1.9.2019 Actions Taken: 55 Continue »
  72. Action Alert: Tell Arizona Police to Arrest “Patriots” Who Trespass on Private Property Members of a “Patriot” group in Arizona, Patriot Movement AZ (PMAZ), have engaged in a series of increasingly confrontational, armed protests in public spaces in Arizona. PMAZ is “a grassroots organization” of “Constitutional Activists who believe must defend American values against the progressive Leftist and Globalist Agenda.” The most... 1.7.2019 Actions Taken: 51 Continue »
  73. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Gun-Brandishing Driver Who Precipitated Deadly Accident On January 1, 2019, an unidentified 14 year-old boy and two of his friends (juveniles) took a GMC Acadia SUV for a joyride in Houston, Texas and began throwing eggs at cars passing by them on the road. A driver in one of the cars that was hit, a man... 1.4.2019 Actions Taken: 47 Continue »
  74. Action Alert: Share Information About Jazmine Barne’s Killer UPDATE: On January 6, 2019, Harris County sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 year-old African-American Eric Black, Jr. for the murder of Jazmine Barnes. The sheriff’s office acted on a tip and Black confessed to his role in a shooting in which Barnes and her family were not the intended target,... 1.3.2019 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  75. Action Alert: Tell Comedy Club to Fire Louis C.K. for Mocking Parkland Survivors An audio recording has emerged of a performance given by discredited comedian Louis C.K. at the Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown, New York in December 2018 in which he mocked survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In the segment, Louis C.K. attacked the surviving students... 1.2.2019 Actions Taken: 116 Continue »
  76. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Parent (Not 11 y/o) in “Accidental” Shooting On December 26, 2018, the parents of 11 year-old Carter Palm and his 13 year-old brother went out for the night and left the boys home alone in Lake City, Florida with one of their friends, 14 year-old Jadon Vaughn. At some point, Carter and Jadon began to play-wrestle... 1.1.2019 Actions Taken: 96 Continue »
  77. Action Alert: Thank Ohio Governor for Vetoing “Stand Your Ground” Bill Republican Ohio governor John Kasich enthusiastically vetoed HB 228, a “Stand Your Ground” bill written by the NRA, on December 19, 2018. HB 228 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.... 12.20.2018 Actions Taken: 65 Continue »
  78. Action Alert: Watch & Share Powerful “End Family Fire” PSA The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Ad Council have teamed up to launch the “End Family Fire” campaign, which promotes safe firearm storage in homes where children are present. Unfortunately, approximately 4.6 million American children live in a home where at least one gun is both loaded... 12.19.2018 Actions Taken: 30 Continue »
  79. Action Alert: Tell Florida Democrat That Arming Teachers is WRONG When a historic package of gun reform legislation was passed and signed into law in Tallahassee during Florida’s 2018 legislative session, Democratic state Senator Lauren Book (Plantation) was at the center of negotiations. The legislation raised the minimum age to buy a long gun from 18 to 21, banned the sale... 12.18.2018 Actions Taken: 70 Continue »
  80. Action Alert: Thank Pittsburgh Mayor for Challenging NRA Preemption After eleven people were killed and six injured  on October 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto and members of the city council vowed to do something meaningful to respond to the tragedy. With the endorsement of Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, they went to work on... 12.17.2018 Actions Taken: 54 Continue »
  81. 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: 86 Continue »
  82. 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: 25 Continue »
  83. 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: 96 Continue »
  84. 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 »
  85. 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: 39 Continue »
  86. 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 »
  87. 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 »
  88. 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 »
  89. 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 »
  90. 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 »
  91. 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 »
  92. 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 »
  93. 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 »
  94. 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 »
  95. Action Alert: Tell Law Enforcement to Charge Gun Owner who Enabled Teen Murder-Suicide On November 9, 2018, the mother of 15 year-old Samuel Yeargain returned home to find him and his best friend Pierce Schwartz (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 »
  96. 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 »
  97. 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: 94 Continue »
  98. 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: 164 Continue »
  99. 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: 82 Continue »
  100. 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 »
  101. 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: 140 Continue »
  102. 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 »
  103. 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 »
  104. 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 »
  105. 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 »
  106. 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 »
  107. 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 »
  108. 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 »
  109. 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 »
  110. 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 »
  111. 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: 167 Continue »
  112. 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 »
  113. 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 »
  114. 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 »
  115. 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 »
  116. 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 »
  117. 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 »
  118. 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 »
  119. 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 »
  120. 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 »
  121. 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 »
  122. 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 »
  123. 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 »
  124. 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 »
  125. 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 »
  126. 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 »
  127. Action Alert: Tell Your 2 Senators: Do NOT Use My Tax Dollars to Arm Teachers UPDATE: The Federal Commission on School Safety chaired by Betsy DeVos released its final report on December 18, 2018. The commission did not recommend arming teachers, instead advising, “school districts may consider arming some specially selected and trained school personnel.” The report also urged states to adopt Emergency Risk... 8.23.2018 Actions Taken: 354 Continue »
  128. 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 »
  129. 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 »
  130. 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 »
  131. 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 »
  132. 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 »
  133. 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 »
  134. 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 »
  135. 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 »
  136. 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 »
  137. 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 »
  138. 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 »
  139. 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 »
  140. 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 »
  141. 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 »
  142. 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 »
  143. 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 »
  144. 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 »
  145. 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 »
  146. 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 »
  147. 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 »
  148. 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 »
  149. 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 »
  150. 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 »
  151. 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 »
  152. 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 »
  153. 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 »
  154. Action Alert: Tell School Safety Commission to Study Easy Access to Guns UPDATE: The Federal Commission on School Safety chaired by Betsy DeVos released its final report on December 18, 2018. The commission did not recommend arming teachers, instead advising, “school districts may consider arming some specially selected and trained school personnel.” The report also urged states to adopt Emergency Risk... 6.7.2018 Actions Taken: 235 Continue »
  155. 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 »
  156. 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 »
  157. 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 »
  158. 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 »
  159. 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 »
  160. 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 »
  161. 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 »
  162. 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 »
  163. 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 »
  164. 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 »
  165. 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 »
  166. 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 »
  167. 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 »
  168. 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 »
  169. 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 »
  170. 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 »
  171. 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 »
  172. 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 »
  173. 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 »
  174. 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 »
  175. 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 »
  176. 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 »
  177. Action Alert: Tell Attorney to Bring Charges Against Father of Waffle House Shooter UPDATE: On March 14, 2019, the father of the Waffle House shooter, Jeffrey Reinking, was charged with unlawful delivery of a firearm for giving his violent son back firearms that were seized during a mental health crisis (schizophrenia). Reinking’s son killed four people in the space of 42 seconds... 4.24.2018 Actions Taken: 563 Continue »
  178. 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 »
  179. 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 »
  180. 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 »
  181. 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 »
  182. 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 »
  183. 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 »
  184. 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 »
  185. 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 »
  186. 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 »
  187. 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 »
  188. 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 »
  189. 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 »
  190. 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 »
  191. 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 »
  192. 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 »
  193. 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 »
  194. 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 »
  195. 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 »
  196. 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 »
  197. 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 »
  198. 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 »
  199. 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 »
  200. 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 »