Action Alert Archives

  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »
  4. 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 »
  5. 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 »
  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. 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: 10 Continue »
  9. 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 »
  10. 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: 18 Continue »
  11. 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: 9 Continue »
  12. 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 »
  13. 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 »
  14. 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 »
  15. 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 »
  16. 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 »
  17. 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 »
  18. 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 »
  19. 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 »
  20. 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 »
  21. 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 »
  22. 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 »
  23. 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 »
  24. 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 »
  25. 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 »
  26. 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 »
  27. Action Alert: Tell 4-H Clubs to cut ties to the NRA and re-think shooting courses Many insidious organizations past and present understood how important it is to use propaganda on the young.  If you can indoctrinate impressionable young people to think the way you want them to think – and make them believe everyone thinks the same – your propaganda has been successful.  Whether... 11.13.2019 Actions Taken: 11 Continue »
  28. Action Alert: Tell Facebook to clean up its act November, 2019 –  Facebook’s lax policy is allowing advertising and pages that glamorize and normalize guns. Videos showing everything from  violence against living creatures  to making old guns work again seem perfectly acceptable on Mr Zuckerberg’s social media site. It’s time for us to speak out. A Huffington Post... 11.9.2019 Actions Taken: 13 Continue »
  29. Action Alert: The NRA IS a Russian Asset: watch, share Maria Butina CBS interview 3 November 2019 – CBS’s Lesley Stahl has arguably conducted the most important interview of the year. This remarkable interview confirms the  NRA was definitely infiltrated by young Russian government agent Maria Butina – and CBS has uncovered more damning evidence of her illegal activities which were directed by... 11.5.2019 Actions Taken: 6 Continue »
  30. Action Alert: Thank judge for sentencing former officer in Hill murder 1 November, DeKalb County – Judge LaTisha Dear-Jackson sentenced former police officer Robert Olsen for murdering Afghanistan veteran  Anthony Hill in March 2015.  Mr Hill was suffering PTSD and was found wandering naked near his apartment complex.  Within moments of finding him, Olsen shot him dead. Finding that Olsen’s... 11.2.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  31. Action Alert: Tell the MLBUA to take real action on AR-15-threat umpire October 2019 – ‘Nobody loves an umpire’ the saying goes;  here is as strong a case in point as you’re likely to find. One Major League Baseball umpire, who wants us to respect his judgment on a baseball field, says he’s getting an AR-15 if Trump is impeached .... 10.24.2019 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  32. Action Alert: Stand with San Francisco: NRA IS a Terrorist org 4 September, 2019 – San Francisco – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors labelled the National Rifle Association a Domestic Terrorist organization.  Now the NRA and San Francisco are locked in a legal skirmish with the NRA suing. Not long after the NRA announced it would sue, a US... 10.22.2019 Actions Taken: 15 Continue »
  33. Action Alert: Tell S Carolina Ford dealer its bible, flag and gun deal is revolting 21 September, 2019 – South Carolina – a mass shooting at a bar sees 2 murdered, four critically injured and a further four injured. 1 October, 2019 – South Carolina – in a wholly insensitive and tone deaf promotion, a South Carolina Ford dealership is giving away a bible,... 10.18.2019 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  34. Action Alert: Remember Elijah Cummings – demand gun control action now 17 October, 2019 – Maryland – Representative Elijah Cummings has passed away, age 68. One of the children of a sharecropper, he said watching Perry Mason steered him into studying law. He served Maryland well for many years, having won his seat in 1996. A tireless campaigner for rights... 10.17.2019 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »
  35. Action Alert: Shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson: officer must be charged 12 October 2019, Ft Worth, Texas– a twenty-eight-year-old woman is dead.  Atatiana Jefferson was shot in her own home by an officer standing outside of it who had been called to check a non-emergency situation.  He is suspended – not charged with any crime.  She was caring for a... 10.13.2019 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  36. Action Alert: Fire and charge ‘trigger happy’ Missouri sheriff’s deputy asap 11 October 2019, Kansas City, MO – A sheriff’s deputy’s account of why she shot an unarmed woman has been called into question– and it is virtually the same story she used when she fatally shot an unarmed man in 2017. Deputy Lauren Michael was decorated for shooting an... 10.11.2019 Actions Taken: 14 Continue »
  37. Action Alert: Send Thanks to Dick’s for destroying weapons 7 October 2019 –  The Chief Executive Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods says the chain has destroyed  $5 million worth of assault-type rifles it once stocked. The Hill reports  how the sporting goods chain decided to handle its remaining inventory of assault-style rifles, which were turned into scrap. CEO Ed... 10.8.2019 Actions Taken: 92 Continue »
  38. Action Alert: Send NASCAR thanks for not taking AK-47 advertisements 6 October –  The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing turned down  assault-style weapons advertisements, and now the National Rifle Association is suggesting ‘the stock car racing league has turned its back on part of its fan base’ with a position shift on guns. According to The Ledger,... 10.7.2019 Actions Taken: 98 Continue »
  39. Action Alert: Time’s Up for the NRA: Mitch McConnell must stand aside Introduction In March 2018 the NRA issued a threatening video called ‘Time’s Up’, mocking the Time’s Up movement.  In the video they threatened anyone who stood against their aims, calling them ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘unAmerican’.  But the shocking truth is now out:  when the NRA made that video, they had... 10.3.2019 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  40. Action Alert: Second anniversary of Las Vegas mass shooting – send messages 1 October 2017 saw the largest shooting tragedy in America’s violent gun massacre history.  Fifty-eight people enjoying an outdoor event in Las Vegas were murdered and hundreds injured. Obtaining an arsenal of weapons and ammunition, transporting it, and bringing it into a hotel posed no obstacles.  This has to... 10.1.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  41. Action Alert: Time’s Up for the NRA: Tell congresspeople you won’t vote for NRA candidates Introduction In March 2018 the NRA issued a threatening video called ‘Time’s Up’, mocking the Time’s Up movement.  In the video they threatened anyone who stood against their aims, calling them ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘unAmerican’.  But the shocking truth is now out:  when the NRA made that video, they had... 9.30.2019 Actions Taken: 7 Continue »
  42. Action Alert: Time’s Up for the NRA: New York: dissolve or monitor the NRA now Introduction In March 2018 the NRA issued a threatening video they called ‘Time’s Up’, mocking the Time’s Up movement.  In the video they threatened anyone who stood against their aims, calling them ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘unAmerican’.  But the shocking truth is now out:  when the NRA made that video, they... 9.29.2019 Actions Taken: 19 Continue »
  43. Action Alert: Senator Chase: How dare you threaten us? September 20 – State senator Amanda Chase of Virginia threateningly tweeted “I’m not afraid to shoot down gun groups.” She holds a gun in the accompanying picture, poised to shoot. The ominous tweet continued:  “SIGN my petition to help end the assault on our liberties.” The post is no... 9.24.2019 Actions Taken: 10 Continue »
  44. Action Alert: Watch and share ‘back to school’ video from Sandy Hook Promise September 2019 – With American school children returning to their classrooms, the gun law reform organisation Sandy Hook Promise created a powerful, moving video which has been watched and shared by millions.  Hopefully it will help spur our lawmakers to act and raise awareness of what risks we are... 9.19.2019 Actions Taken: 12 Continue »
  45. Action Alert: Tell Kellyanne Conway we want gun law reform – whatever she says Controversial advisor to Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway has issued a bizarre statement, telling ‘liberals and socialists’ that the murder of innocent Americans should not be ‘an excuse’ to confiscate firearms. “We’re not going to allow bad actors who should not have firearms in the first place, who then murder... 9.16.2019 Actions Taken: 30 Continue »
  46. Action Alert: Send threatened Beto O’Rourke a message of support 13 September 2019 – Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has reported Briscoe Cain to the FBI for tweeting the threat ‘my AR’s ready for you.’ O’Rourke said he wanted to get semi-automatic weapons of the type used in scores of American gun massacres out of public hands. As reported... 9.14.2019 Actions Taken: 64 Continue »
  47. Action Alert: Tell the NRA you support groups, companies that are standing up to them 12 September 2019 Gun law campaign groups and some of America’s biggest businesses are taking action against the NRA. A coalition of several gun-law reform groups has sent a letter to US businesses demanding they halt all support for the National Rifle Association. The coalition, which helped pressurize Walmart... 9.12.2019 Actions Taken: 20 Continue »
  48. Action Alert: Tell Patreon to ban man who made video about shooting David Hogg 9 September 2019 – a far right-wing, pro-gun blogger posted a video of himself using a high-powered rifle to shoot a life-size cardboard image of Parkland survivor David Hogg . Frank Espinoza, sometimes using the name ‘LA Werewolf’ is known for controversy and has had his Twitter and YouTube accounts... 9.9.2019 Actions Taken: 38 Continue »
  49. Action Alert: Share video with your reps of how an AR round explodes in the body 6 September 2019 – Against the backdrop of the recent assault rifle massacres, we still have the NRA and some politicians insisting that having an assault rifle is somehow a ‘right’.  Some of these people even claim it is a ‘god-given right’.  Most of those who favour assault rifles... 9.6.2019 Actions Taken: 6 Continue »
  50. Action Alert: Tell Texas Governor he’s responsible for future Texas gun deaths 1 September 2019 – Last year, 2,490 Texans died due to gun incidents; the 2019 toll still rises.  Today, Governor Abbott signed a raft of ten bills that is guaranteed to make that number rise even higher.  This is against the backdrop of the very recent El Paso and... 9.5.2019 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »