Action Alert Archives


  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »
  4. 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 »
  5. 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 »
  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. 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 »
  9. 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 »
  10. 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 »
  11. 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 »
  12. 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 »
  13. 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 »
  14. 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 »
  15. 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 »
  16. 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 »
  17. 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 »
  18. 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 »
  19. 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 »
  20. 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 »
  21. 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 »
  22. 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 »
  23. 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 »
  24. 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 »
  25. Action Alert: Thank Reps. Ryan and Walz for Giving NRA Donations Away Recently, two U.S. Representatives, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Tim Walz of Minnesota (also a gubernatorial candidate), decided to donate contributions they received from the National Rifle Association to better causes. Rep. Ryan gave $20,000 in NRA donations to Sandy Hook Promise, Americans for Responsible Solutions and Everytown for... 10.10.2017 Actions Taken: 78 Continue »
  26. Action Alert: Tell Senator Feinstein to Demand a Vote on the Assault Weapons Ban Update: Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced an updated and strengthened version of her 2013 Assault Weapons Ban legislation on November 8, 2017. Thanks to everyone who has taken this action! On Sunday, Senator Dianne Feinstein appeared on “Face the Nation” on CBS. When host John Dickerson asked her if there... 10.9.2017 Actions Taken: 70 Continue »
  27. Action Alert: Tell Nancy Pelosi to Call for Vote on Assault Weapons Ban On the evening of October 4, 2017 at a CNN Town Hall, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a remarkable exchange with Bob Patterson, whose wife Lisa was slain in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Addressing Pelosi remotely from his home just three days after the tragedy, a... 10.5.2017 Actions Taken: 83 Continue »
  28. Action Alert: Tell Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Cicilline to Ask for Vote on Assault Weapons Ban Update: Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced an updated version of her 2013 Assault Weapons Ban legislation on November 8, 2017. Congressman David Cicilline followed suit on February 26, 2018, introducing a companion bill in the House with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). The Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 is a far stronger, more... 10.4.2017 Actions Taken: 64 Continue »
  29. Action Alert: Tell Adam Paul Laxalt to Enforce Nevada’s Background Check Law Update: Adam Laxalt refused to enforce Nevada’s ballot referendum on universal background checks as attorney general. Laxalt was defeated by Democrat Steve Sisolak in his bid for the governor’s mansion in November 2018. On February 15, 2019, Governor Sisolak signed universal background checks legislation into law. “In November 2016,... 10.3.2017 Actions Taken: 79 Continue »
  30. Action Alert: After Las Vegas Shooting, House Should Table the SHARE Act 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 the... 10.2.2017 Actions Taken: 205 Continue »
  31. Action Alert: Tell The Hill to Stop Publishing John Lott Update: The Hill published its last op-ed by John Lott on July 23, 2018. Thanks to everyone who took action in this campaign! The popular Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill continues to publish op-eds by John Lott, a conspiracy theorist and discredited pro-gun economist who actively promotes the agenda of... 9.29.2017 Actions Taken: 116 Continue »
  32. Action Alert: Support Colorado Gun Violence Prevention Advocate Eyeing Run Update: On December 17, 2017, Ken Toltz announced he was suspending his race for Congress because of a serious health situation in his immediate family. Safe Campus Colorado founder and co-chair Ken Toltz is currently exploring a run in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. This is the seat being vacated by... 9.28.2017 Actions Taken: 27 Continue »
  33. Action Alert: Tell North Pointe Principal that School’s Violent “Prank” was Wrong North Pointe Preparatory, a charter school in Phoenix, Arizona serving grades 7-12, recently allowed its senior class to engage in a “prank” in which students simulated the ultraviolent horror movie “The Purge.” Students donned masks, wielded water pistols, and simulated the kidnapping and shooting of other students in a... 9.27.2017 Actions Taken: 53 Continue »
  34. Action Alert: Leave Messages of Support for Gun Violence Survivors Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence (MPGV) has launched a website called “Behind the Statistics” that shares stories about gun deaths and injuries and how families, friends, and communities have been affected by these tragedies. “No more numbers,” declares MGPV. “Say their names.” By allowing survivors to tell their deeply... 9.26.2017 Actions Taken: 28 Continue »
  35. Action Alert: Tell Florida Supreme Court to Remove Judges who Fundraised for NRA Florida’s Code of Judicial Conduct states that judges “shall not use or permit the use of the prestige of judicial office for fundraising or membership solicitation.” In 2012, Florida’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee ruled that judges could not attend the dinners of organizations that are not committed to the... 9.25.2017 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  36. Action Alert: Tell Associated Press to Stop Labeling Shootings “Accidental” Update: The AP Stylebook reported the following back to One Pulse for America: “We have received many, many requests about that gun violence language since . Sending more doesn’t have any effect! We consider every request we receive, whether we get it once or hundreds of... 9.21.2017 Actions Taken: 52 Continue »
  37. Action Alert: Tell Prince William County that Killing of Suicidal Teen Was Not “Justified” 15 year-old Ruben Urbina was excelling in life. He was a straight ‘A’ honor roll student at PACE West in Gainesville, Virginia. He had a terrific sense of humor that cheered his family. Ruben had struggled with mental illness, but according to his brother, was improving. On the evening... 9.20.2017 Actions Taken: 31 Continue »
  38. Action Alert: Tell your Senators to Vote NO on Health Care Repeal Update: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell originally indicated he was planning a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill on September 30, 2017—the deadline to pass legislation under budget reconciliation. But when Republican Senators John McCain and Rand Paul said they would vote against Graham-Cassidy, McConnell tabled the bill on September 26, 2017.... 9.19.2017 Actions Taken: 34 Continue »
  39. Action Alert: Take Action in Memory of Slain Teacher Update: Murderer Tyler Tessier committed suicide in jail on September 6, 2018, the day his three-week trial for killing Laura Wallen was set to begin. Wallen’s mother, Gwen, called Tessier a “diabolical human.” “As awful as today is, I feel at peace,” she said after learning of Tessier’s death.... 9.18.2017 Actions Taken: 38 Continue »
  40. Action Alert: Tell Sheriff & DA to Bring Charges Against Negligent Father The story has become so familiar it is sickening. A negligent father provides his suicidal young son with immediate access to firearms. The son then uses those weapons to kill and injure innocents. It happened again on Wednesday in Rockford, Washington. 15 year-old Caleb Sharpe went to Freeman High... 9.15.2017 Actions Taken: 30 Continue »
  41. Action Alert: Share Video on Gun Suicide Prevention September is Suicide Awareness Month and a good time reflect on the fact that suicides account for a majority of gun deaths each  year in the United States of America. On World Suicide Prevention Day, photographer Joe Quint (It Takes Us: Stories of Gun Violence from Across America) and... 9.14.2017 Actions Taken: 25 Continue »
  42. Action Alert: Tell your U.S. Representative to Vote NO on the SHARE ACT 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... 9.12.2017 Actions Taken: 35 Continue »
  43. Action Alert: Tell Congress to Oppose NRA Effort to Deregulate Silencers 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... 9.11.2017 Actions Taken: 90 Continue »