Action Alert Archives

  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »
  4. 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 »
  5. 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 »
  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. 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 »
  9. 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 »
  10. 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 »
  11. 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 »
  12. 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 »
  13. 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 »
  14. 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 »
  15. 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 »
  16. 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 »
  17. 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 »
  18. 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 »
  19. 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 »
  20. 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 »
  21. 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: 10 Continue »
  22. 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 »
  23. Action Alert: Write Letters to Your Senators Requesting Support for S. 42 Update: On March 25, 2019, March For Our Lives volunteers delivered 6,000 handwritten letters to Senators from constituents across the country in support of S. 42! Thanks to everyone who sent letters to MFOL-DC as part of this campaign. The bill now has more than 40 co-sponsors. The Washington,... 2.20.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  24. Action Alert: Thank House Democrats for Moving Gun Control Bill to Floor Update: On February 27, 2019, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 by a vote of 240-190.  An ugly amendment was added to the bill via Motion to Recommit by Republican Doug Collins of Georgia, however. It would require Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified whenever an... 2.14.2019 Actions Taken: 9 Continue »
  25. Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Co-Sponsor House Assault Weapons Ban Update: H.R. 1296 now has more than 190 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. The bill has yet to be referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration, however. On February 15, 2019, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI-1st) introduced H.R. 1296, the House Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. Rep. Cicilline’s... 2.13.2019 Actions Taken: 13 Continue »
  26. 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 »
  27. 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 »
  28. 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 »
  29. 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 »
  30. 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 »
  31. 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 »
  32. 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 »
  33. Action Alert: Thank Kamala Harris for Her Intensity on Gun Control Update: On April 22, 2019, Kamala Harris promised to sign a number of executive orders on gun control on Day 1 of her presidency. This includes mandating a background check requirement for “anyone who sells more than five guns a year” and ordering the ATF to revoke the license... 1.29.2019 Actions Taken: 42 Continue »
  34. 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 »
  35. Action Alert: Send Postcard to America for Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Bill Update:  S. 66 has 29 co-sponsors, but has yet to be referred to committee. 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... 1.25.2019 Actions Taken: 8 Continue »
  36. 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 »
  37. 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 »
  38. 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 »
  39. 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 »
  40. 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 »
  41. Action Alert: Send Card to Girl Who Was Kidnapped, Orphaned by Gunman Update: On May 24, 2019 Jake Patterson received a sentence of life in prison for kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents. In her personal statement to the court, Jayme said, “There’s some things that Jake Patterson can never take from me. He can’t take my freedom. He thought... 1.16.2019 Actions Taken: 22 Continue »
  42. 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 »
  43. 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 »
  44. Action Alert: Tell Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 8 Update: On February 27, 2019, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 by a vote of 240-190.  An ugly amendment was added to the bill via Motion to Recommit by Republican Doug Collins of Georgia, however. It would require Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified whenever an undocumented immigrant... 1.9.2019 Actions Taken: 55 Continue »
  45. 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 »
  46. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Gun-Brandishing Driver Who Precipitated Deadly Accident Update: The 14 year-old driver involved in this fatal crash was initially charged with murder for killing Silvia Zavala in the collision. That charge was downgraded to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on April 10, 2019. The boy pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year of probation.... 1.4.2019 Actions Taken: 47 Continue »
  47. 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 »
  48. Action Alert: Tell Comedy Club to Fire Louis C.K. for Mocking Parkland Survivors Update: Louis C.K. has performed only “a smattering of stand-up shows” since attacking Parkland survivors.  He no longer posts the dates or time of his shows publicly. In May 2019 it was reported the “comedian” is trying to ban phones at his shows and force audience members to sign... 1.2.2019 Actions Taken: 116 Continue »
  49. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Parent (Not 11 y/o) in “Accidental” Shooting Update: Jordan Palm and Sierra Watts have been charged with a misdemeanor crime for leaving 11-year-old Carter Palm, his 13-year-old brother, and 14 year-old Jadon Vaughn at home alone with two unsecured guns. Jordan Palm is the father of the two boys who survived the shooting. Watts is his... 1.1.2019 Actions Taken: 97 Continue »
  50. 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 »