Action Alert Archives


  1. Action Alert: Tweet Thoughts About Gun Violence to Shot Show Each year, the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) organizes the gun industry’s “Shot Show.” Because they have no respect for gun violence survivors, the NSSF is conducting the event this year in Las Vegas, the site of the worst U.S. mass shooting in history. The Las Vegas shooting... 1.24.2018 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  2. Action Alert: Write Letter to Editor Expressing Opposition to Comments of Rep. Scott Perry The day the news broke that the NRA was being investigated by the FBI for spending Russian money on Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania went on Tucker Carlson’s show and claimed that ISIS was behind the Las Vegas shooting. “I smell... 1.23.2018 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  3. Action Alert: Share Blockbuster Article About FBI Investigation Into NRA On the morning of January 18, 2018, McClatchy published a bombshell article revealing that the National Rifle Association is under investigation by the FBI. Specifically, the FBI is investigating whether Russian Central Bank head Alexander Torshin illegally funneled money to the NRA to help Donald Trump win the presidency. The NRA’s... 1.18.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  4. Action Alert: Defeat Permitless Carry Bill in Florida Update: On January 18, 2018, SB 1242 was placed on the agenda of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee but never considered. The bill was indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration by Senator Greg Steube on March 10, 2018 when he was unable to muster the votes needed to pass... 1.17.2018 Actions Taken: 41 Continue »
  5. Action Alert: Reprimand Albuquerque Journal for Running MLK Gun Ad This year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Albuquerque Journal ran a repulsive advertisement from Los Ranchos Gun Shop that invoked the name and image of Dr. King in order to sell firearms and ammunition. Placed alongside women’s basketball scores in the sports section of Sunday’s Journal, the ad promoted... 1.16.2018 Actions Taken: 60 Continue »
  6. Action Alert: Tell Your State Legislators to Adopt Life-Saving DV Notification Law It is a federal crime (felony) to lie on a background check application when purchasing a gun from a a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL), but the law is rarely enforced because federal agencies like the ATF lack the necessary manpower. The state of Washington recently remedied this problem... 1.11.2018 Actions Taken: 35 Continue »
  7. Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Vote No on Howard Nielson, Jr. Update: On May 22, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Howard Nielson, Jr. to serve as a federal judge in Utah. The vote was party-line (51-47) with only Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine joining Democrats against Nielson. In 2017, we successfully campaigned against Brett Talley, an unqualified and dangerous... 1.10.2018 Actions Taken: 55 Continue »
  8. Action Alert: Tell Portland Hotel to Cancel Speeches by Dana Loesch, David Clarke On February 3, 2018, the Holiday Inn Portland-Airport (I-205) will be hosting a “Freedom Rally” organized by the Oregon Liberty Alliance. The event will feature two NRA leaders, former Wisconsin County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. and national spokesperson Dana Loesch, who are infamous for promoting violence against Americans they disagree... 1.9.2018 Actions Taken: 91 Continue »
  9. Action Alert: Tell South Carolina Senate Leader to Table Permitless Carry Update: Permitless (open and concealed) carry legislation continues to die in the South Carolina General Assembly. In April 2019, the latest iteration of the bill (S. 139) was tabled after a pro-gun activist threatened to shoot House Judiciary Committee chairman Peter McCoy for not marking it up. Thanks to everyone... 1.8.2018 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  10. Action Alert: Attend or Share Info About Virginia GVP Event on MLK Day On Monday, January 15, 2018, gun violence survivors and GVP advocates will gather at the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia to conduct the 26th annual Vigil and Advocacy Day of the Virginia Center for Public Safety and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. During the day, participants will acknowledge the... 1.5.2018 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »
  11. Action Alert: Leave Comment on Proposed ATF Bump Stock Rule Update:  During the second round of public comments on the proposed bump stock ban, supporters outnumbered opponents by three to one! On December 26, 2018, the Department of Justice published a final rule banning bump stocks. Owners were given 90 days to turn them into an ATF field office or destroy... 1.3.2018 Actions Taken: 162 Continue »
  12. Action Alert: Read Op-Ed by Leading Gun Researcher on NRA Carry Bill Daniel Webster, the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, has written a terrific op-ed in The Hill on the subject of the NRA’s “National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.” This dangerous legislation, H.R. 38, would force states to allow individuals from other states to carry concealed... 12.22.2017 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  13. Action Alert: Thank Trump Nominee for Speaking Truth About Assault Weapons Last week, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, Dean Winslow, withdrew his name from consideration to be assistant secretary of defense for health affairs after the Senate Armed Services Committee put his nomination on indefinite hold. The reason for his nomination being tabled? Professor Winslow testified before the... 12.21.2017 Actions Taken: 69 Continue »
  14. Action Alert: Sign Petition Calling for Charges Against Road Rage Shooter Update: In a memo to State Attorney Bruce Colton of Florida’s 19th judicial district on June 4, 2018, Assistant State Attorney Steve Gosnell said the decision had been made not to file charges against road rage killer Timothy Sartori after a six-month investigation. Gosnell wrote: “Stand your ground (law)... 12.20.2017 Actions Taken: 173 Continue »
  15. Action Alert: Share Report on Gun Homicide Prevention with a State Legislator The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Community Justice Reform Coalition, and PICO National Network just released an exciting new report with important recommendations on preventing gun death. Titled “Investing in Intervention: The Critical Role of State-Level Support in Breaking the Cycle of Urban Gun Violence,” the report... 12.19.2017 Actions Taken: 27 Continue »
  16. Action Alert: Share Sandy Hook Mom’s Statement about NRA Visit to White House With the Sandy Hook families grieving on the five-year anniversary of the mass shooting that took their loved ones, Donald Trump hosted National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre at the White House Christmas party. Trump did not say or tweet anything in remembrance of the 20 children and six... 12.18.2017 Actions Taken: 112 Continue »
  17. Action Alert: Read About Americans Living with Injuries from Gunfire Six out of every seven people who are shot in America survive. According to the CDC’s WISQARS tool, in the year 2015, nearly 85,000 Americans were shot but not killed. That’s more than twice the number of fatalities from guns that year (36,252). We are now seeing shootings in... 12.15.2017 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  18. Action Alert: Support Family Devastated by Las Vegas Shooting The Alvarado family of southern Utah was devastated by the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. 35 year-old Heather Alvarado was killed in the shooting. Her 14 year-old daughter Syrus was there with her and survived. Due to trauma, Syrus is now being homeschooled. Heather’s youngest... 12.14.2017 Actions Taken: 29 Continue »
  19. Action Alert: Support Effort to Ban Bump Stocks in South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Columbia City Council are making an exciting push to ban bump stocks and trigger cranks in the capital city of South Carolina. Four of the five Columbia City Council members have approved the reform so far, and now lawmakers in the state capitol are proposing... 12.13.2017 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  20. Action Alert: Write Letter to Editor for Exciting New Candidate in Minnesota Update: One Pulse for America member (and District 61B resident) Heidi Brenegan had her letter about Sara Freeman published in the North-Star Tribune on December 15, 2017.  Two weeks later, on December 29, 2017, One Pulse for America member Rachael Joseph had her letter about Sara published in the... 12.12.2017 Actions Taken: 16 Continue »
  21. Action Alert: Send Christmas Card to 5 Year-Old Survivor of Sutherland Springs Update: Ryland has recovered from his injuries and was released from University Hospital on January 11, 2018. Per his request, he got to ride home in a bright red fire truck from the Wilson County Fire Department. Thank you to everyone who sent Ryland a card during his hospital stay!... 12.11.2017 Actions Taken: 34 Continue »
  22. Action Alert: Sign CREDO Petition Opposing NRA Guns Everywhere Bill Update: The CREDO petition against the “National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” now has more than 200,000 signatures. The bill never reached the floor for a vote in the U.S. Senate during the 115th Congress. On December 6, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the “National Concealed Carry... 12.8.2017 Actions Taken: 112 Continue »
  23. Action Alert: Tell College it Does Not Owe NRA Spokesperson a Platform On December 6, 2017, Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts cancelled a planned speech by NRA spokesperson Antonia Okafor. The college claims that was because their faculty “did not follow its own procedures in sufficiently reviewing application,” but it was likely also because Okafor openly fetishizes firearms designed to... 12.7.2017 Actions Taken: 67 Continue »
  24. Action Alert: Tell Eatonville Mayor to Allow Hero Cop to Vest in Pension System Update: Just one day after this campaign was launched, Eatonville Mayor Eddie Cole announced the town was reversing its decision and awarding Cpl. Omar Delgado a pension! Thanks to everyone who contacted Mayor Cole and urged him to take this step. The Delgado family has something to be happy... 12.6.2017 Actions Taken: 77 Continue »
  25. Action Alert: Tell House to Reject Dangerous NRA Legislation 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. Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of the co-sponsors of the bill (along with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy) tweeted the following in response: “The benefits... 12.4.2017 Actions Taken: 91 Continue »
  26. Action Alert: Share Article About NRA’s “Kremlin Connection” On the morning of December 3, 2017, the New York Times published a bombshell article detailing the attempts of an NRA leader to arrange a “first contact” between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin during the 2016 presidential campaign. In May 2016, GOP operative and... 12.3.2017 Actions Taken: 45 Continue »
  27. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Vero Beach Road Rage Shooter Update: In a memo to State Attorney Bruce Colton of Florida’s 19th judicial district on June 4, 2018, Assistant State Attorney Steve Gosnell said the decision had been made not to file charges against road rage killer Timothy Sartori after a six-month investigation. Gosnell wrote: “Stand your ground (law) eliminated a need... 11.30.2017 Actions Taken: 143 Continue »
  28. Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Fix NICS System, Table Dangerous NRA Bill 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. Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of the co-sponsors of the bill (along with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy) tweeted the following in response: “The benefits... 11.29.2017 Actions Taken: 76 Continue »
  29. Action Alert: Provide Important Feedback to Las Vegas Victims Fund Update: The California-based nonprofit Route91Strong reported delivering more than $220,000 to help more than 150 survivor family members over 20 months. In June 2019, the Las Vegas Victims Fund changed hands to be administered by the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. The center says survivor applicants now can qualify for... 11.28.2017 Actions Taken: 21 Continue »
  30. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Illegal Hunter who Killed Neighbor Update: On November 30, 2017, the second-degree manslaughter charges filed by Chautaqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson against Thomas Jadlowski were thrown out due to a technicality. On March 19, 2018, Swanson re-indicted Jadlowski, filing a new two-count indictment for second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours. Jadlowski pleaded guilty... 11.27.2017 Actions Taken: 225 Continue »
  31. Action Alert: Talk to Family About Gun Control at Thanksgiving Dinner American gun violence prevention advocates know how important it is to advocate for tougher laws. The United States has the weakest gun laws of any democracy, and these laws cause hundreds of unnecessary deaths and injuries on a daily basis. But it will be difficult if not impossible to... 11.22.2017 Actions Taken: 17 Continue »
  32. Action Alert: Tell Cabela’s to Cancel Gun Giveaways on Black Friday Following the worst (single shooter) mass shooting in U.S. history  in Las Vegas, outdoors mega-retailer Cabela’s is planning a gun giveaway on Black Friday at different locations across the country. Vouchers for a free firearm (or other gift) will be distributed to the first 600 people age 18 and over... 11.21.2017 Actions Taken: 161 Continue »
  33. Action Alert: Tell Special Counsel Bob Mueller to Investigate NRA’s Ties to Russia Update: The final report issued by special counsel Robert Mueller was narrowly focused and did not touch on the NRA’s connections with the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Recently, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump‘s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, failed to disclose a “Russian backdoor... 11.20.2017 Actions Taken: 109 Continue »
  34. Action Alert: Tell your Senators to Support the Fix NICS Checks 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. Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of the co-sponsors of the bill (along with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy) tweeted the following in response: “The benefits... 11.17.2017 Actions Taken: 109 Continue »
  35. Action Alert: Learn About Gaps in your State’s Gun-Related Domestic Violence Laws Gun violence prevention advocates across the country are fighting hard to reform laws that arm domestic abusers. Since 2013, at least 25 states—including Alabama, Louisiana, Utah, North Dakota and South Carolina—have passed laws to help ensure the surrender of firearms by domestic abusers. Want to know what you can do... 11.16.2017 Actions Taken: 24 Continue »
  36. Action Alert: Learn About Sandy Hook Families’ Argument in Bushmaster Case Yesterday, the Sandy Hook families presented their dramatic oral argument about assault weapons in the Remington/Bushmaster case before the Connecticut Supreme Court. The families are making the argument that Remington engaged in negligent entrustment by supplying the Sandy Hook shooter with a semiautomatic rifle designed for battlefield use, the... 11.15.2017 Actions Taken: 54 Continue »
  37. Action Alert: Tell Rick Snyder to Veto Dangerous Gun Bills in Michigan Update: Of the 39 gun bills introduced during the two-year legislative term in Michigan that began in January 2017, only one—which made technical changes to records coordination between counties and law enforcement—was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. Thanks to everyone who took this action! In a terrific... 11.14.2017 Actions Taken: 97 Continue »
  38. Action Alert: Thank Samantha Bee for Addressing Guns and Domestic Violence Comedian Samantha Bee (ex-Daily Show) recently addressed the issue of guns and domestic violence on her show, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” In a lengthy segment, Bee educated viewers about “The Boyfriend Loophole,” which allows abusive boyfriends in 37 states to hold on to their guns when they are under... 11.2.2017 Actions Taken: 118 Continue »
  39. Action Alert: Support GVP Champion Ralph Northam in VA Gubernatorial Race Update: On November 8, 2017, Democrat Ralph Northam won Virginia’s gubernatorial race, defeating Republican Ed Gillespie by 54% to 45%. Northam has promised that gun reform will be at the top of his priorities as governor. Thanks to everyone who took this action! The Virginia elections are taking place... 11.1.2017 Actions Taken: 28 Continue »
  40. Action Alert: Tell AFSP to Stop Shunning GVP Advocates In January 2017, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) announced it was partnering with the controversial, Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in an initiative to reduce gun suicide. Since that time, the AFSP has publicly shunned gun control advocates across the country. The AFSP-NSSF partnership was supposed to focus on the distribution of... 10.30.2017 Actions Taken: 139 Continue »
  41. Action Alert: Tell Pasco County Sheriff to Fire Deputy Michael Brady On October 12th, Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies, armed with handguns and AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, engaged in a gun battle in the street with a severely mentally ill 30 year-old man named Brian DiSario. Disario was firing back at the deputies with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle sold to him by Pasco... 10.26.2017 Actions Taken: 56 Continue »
  42. Action Alert: Share Article on Woman who Warned Police About Sandy Hook The FBI just released a cache of documents associated with the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. It is now being reported that a resident of Newtown warned police that she overheard Adam Lanza threatening to perpetrate a mass shooting before he killed 20... 10.25.2017 Actions Taken: 103 Continue »
  43. Action Alert: Thank Jonathan Pring for Giving Up His Guns A Phoenix coffee shop owner is facing death threats from pro-gun activists after deciding to give up his firearms in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. After the tragedy, Jonathan Pring had a change of heart. “Who doesn’t love Las Vegas? I couldn’t sleep last night.,” he told the Arizona... 10.24.2017 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  44. Action Alert: Tell Gallatin County Republican Women to Fire Karen Marshall Update: Karen Marshall submitted her letter of resignation as VP of programs for the Gallatin County Republican Women on October 23, 2017. Thanks to everyone who took this action and demanded she be let go! On Thursday, Karen Marshall, the vice president of programs for Gallatin County Republican Women, told... 10.23.2017 Actions Taken: 105 Continue »
  45. Action Alert: Help Trayvon Martin’s Mom Shut Down “Carry Guard” Insurers Update: On February 23, 2018, Chubb Limited announced it will no longer be underwriting “Carry Guard” insurance for the NRA.  Lockton Companies LLC followed suit on February 26, 2018, announcing it would  discontinue providing brokerage services for NRA insurance programs. Thanks to everyone who took this action! Sybrina Fulton, the... 10.20.2017 Actions Taken: 88 Continue »
  46. Action Alert: Tell Denver Boy Scouts to Reinstate Fifth-Grader Ames Mayfield Update: On November 1, 2017, cub scout Ames Mayfield appeared on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” where the host celebrated him for his concern about domestic violence. Mayfield told Bee he has received communications from around the world thanking him for asking tough questions of Senator Vicki Marble (Esquire has... 10.19.2017 Actions Taken: 282 Continue »
  47. Action Alert: Tell your U.S. Senators to Vote No on Brett Talley Update: Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the White House to withdraw Brett Talley’s nomination for judge on the U.S. District Court of Alabama due to widespread condemnation. On December 13, 2017, the Trump administration did so. Our friends at the Alliance for... 10.17.2017 Actions Taken: 104 Continue »
  48. Action Alert: Condemn Pro-Gun Legislator’s Attempt to Limit Freedom of Press Indiana state Representative Jim Lucas has drafted a bill that would require professional journalists to obtain a license from state police in order to exercise their First Amendment right. The reason? “If you’re OK licensing my Second Amendment right, what’s wrong with licensing your First Amendment right?” he stated. Lucas... 10.13.2017 Actions Taken: 109 Continue »
  49. Action Alert: Tell your U.S. Representative to Table SHARE Act Permanently Update: On October 3, 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the SHARE Act was no longer on the House schedule. Ryan indicated there are no plans to bring the bill back up for consideration. Additionally, Congressman Peter Defazio, a Democrat from Oregon, has removed himself as a sponsor of... 10.12.2017 Actions Taken: 34 Continue »
  50. Action Alert: Sign MoveOn Petition Calling for Gun Control after Las Vegas Shooting Update: The MoveOn petition calling for gun reform after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College ultimately garnered more than 258,000 signatures! In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, MoveOn is circulating a petition by gun owner and country music producer Mark Carman calling for Congress... 10.11.2017 Actions Taken: 224 Continue »