Action Alert Archives

  1. Action Alert: Demand freedom for wife who took husband’s guns for her safety On Thursday 20 June 2019, Courtney Irby left a divorce court where she was trying to separate from husband Joseph Irby:  he then allegedly tried to run her off the road with his car hitting hers, terrifying her (he’s in custody for it).   Fearing for her life, she reported... 6.22.2019 Actions Taken: 19 Continue »
  2. Action Alert: Oregon State Senator threatens to shoot troopers An Oregon state senator has threatened to shoot state troopers if they try to enforce the law and stop the stonewalling plaguing the senate. Senator Brian Boquist (R) threatened that any attempt to force him to attend the state senate and vote on a climate change package will see... 6.20.2019 Actions Taken: 11 Continue »
  3. Action Alert: Gun-threat police must be fired and charged On May 27, 2019, Phoenix Arizona police  threatened to shoot, assaulted, and endangered the lives of a family including small children.  We call for these police officers to be fully removed from the force immediately without pay; for law enforcement to arrest them promptly; and for prosecutors to prepare... 6.19.2019 Actions Taken: 15 Continue »
  4. Action Alert: Call for Firing of Principal who Threatened David Hogg On June 11, 2019, Parkland survivor David Hogg took to social media to promote the #WeNeedToKnow campaign, a collaboration between his group March For Our Lives and Brady United Against Gun Violence. The campaign is calling for federal funding for gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control andNational... 6.14.2019 Actions Taken: 683 Continue »
  5. Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Co-Sponsor Lucy McBath’s ERPO Bill On June 4, 2019, gun violence survivor and freshmen Congresswoman Lucy McBath of Georgia introduced H.R. 3076, the “Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act.” The bill would enact a national ERPO policy that allows family members and law enforcement to petition federal courts to temporarily seize firearms from individuals... 6.13.2019 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  6. Action Alert: Condemn Alabama AG for Shielding Officer(s) Who Killed E.J. Bradford In December 2018, One Pulse for America conducted a campaign calling for charges against the unidentified Hoover Police Department officer who shot and killed 21 year-old Army veteran E.J. Bradford during a mall shooting in Alabama. Bradford, an African-American, had legally drawn a gun to protect himself and others... 6.12.2019 Actions Taken: 37 Continue »
  7. Action Alert: Tell Virginia Leaders to Consider Gun Control During Special Session On May 31, 2019, an engineer resigned suddenly from his job at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. As they day ended, he opened fire in the parking lot and on three floors with a silenced .45-caliber handgun outfitted with high-capacity ammunition magazines. Twelve people were killed and four... 6.10.2019 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  8. Action Alert: Condemn Dallas Principal for Silencing Valedictorian on Gun Violence On June 3, 2019, Emmett J. Conrad High School held its senior graduation and the commencement speech was delivered by valedictorian Rooha Hagher.  But when Hagher addressed gun violence affecting young people—citing the names of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin—her principal Temesghen Asmerom ordered her mic cut... 6.6.2019 Actions Taken: 88 Continue »
  9. Action Alert: Help Defeat Recall of Aurora Survivor in Colorado House Update: On June 11, 2019, Kristi Burton Brown and the Colorado GOP dropped their planned recall of Aurora survivor Tom Sullivan! Brown claimed the decision was made “to focus on other essential efforts,” but she and CO GOP were under immense pressure and facing an increasingly powerful group of... 6.4.2019 Actions Taken: 48 Continue »
  10. Action Alert: Condemn Virginia Senator for Attacking VT Survivor Update: On July 8, 2019, during the special legislative session called by Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment proposed consideration of a bill that would ban firearms from local government buildings. Virginia law bans guns in courthouses only and violations are misdemeanor offenses. Norment’s bill would... 6.3.2019 Actions Taken: 69 Continue »
  11. Action Alert: Call For Charges Against Parent(s) Who Enabled Death of 9 y/o Around 6:30 p.m. on May 25, 2019, an 11 year-old boy and his 9 year-old brother were playing with a gun at their home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The gun accidentally discharged as the older brother was holding it and the round hit the 9 year-old, killing him on... 5.31.2019 Actions Taken: 193 Continue »
  12. Action Alert: Thank Salesforce for Ending Business with Assault Weapon Retailers On April 11, 2019, business software giant Salesforce quietly released an updated “Acceptable Use and External-Facing Services Policy” that bars customers from using its e-commerce technology to sell fully-automatic firearms and semiautomatic firearms that accept a detachable magazine and have features of an assault weapon (pistol grip(s), silencer, grenade... 5.30.2019 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  13. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Campground Manager who Pulled Gun on Black Couple Update: On June 5, 2019, Ruby Nell Howell, 70, was arrested for pointed a loaded gun at the Richardsons and charged with threatening exhibit of a weapon! She has been released from jail on a $500 bond pending trial. The crime is  punishable by up to three months in... 5.29.2019 Actions Taken: 113 Continue »
  14. 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: 27 Continue »
  15. 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: 35 Continue »
  16. 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: 10 Continue »
  17. 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 have taken this action! The video game “Sniper 3D Assassin” is a mobile game app available... 5.20.2019 Actions Taken: 37 Continue »
  18. 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: 12 Continue »
  19. 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 »
  20. 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: 43 Continue »
  21. 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 »
  22. 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: 43 Continue »
  23. 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 »
  24. 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: 22 Continue »
  25. 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 »
  26. 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 »
  27. 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 »
  28. 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 »
  29. 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 »
  30. 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 »
  31. 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 »
  32. 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 »
  33. 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 »
  34. 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 »
  35. 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 »
  36. 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 »
  37. 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 »
  38. 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 »
  39. 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 »
  40. 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 »
  41. 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 »
  42. 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 »
  43. 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 »
  44. 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 »
  45. 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 »
  46. 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 »
  47. 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 »
  48. 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 »
  49. 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 »
  50. 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 »