Action Alert Archives

  1. Action Alert: Support Student Survivors of the Parkland Shooting Just days after the horrific mass shooting that claimed 17 lives (15 others were injured by the gunman) at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, teachers and faculty there are calling on concerned citizens to support surviving students with GoFund Me donations and expressions of love. Please take one of... 2.22.2018 Actions Taken: 59 Continue »
  2. Action Alert: Tell Coach to Cancel AR-15 Raffle Tremendous controversy has erupted over an AR-15 raffle organized by the coach of a traveling little league baseball team in Neosho, Missouri. Coach Levi Patterson organized the team, and has the 7-9 year-olds on it selling raffle tickets in the community. Patterson’s original Facebook post about the raffle used the Neosho... 2.20.2018 Actions Taken: 269 Continue »
  3. Action Alert: Sign Petitions Calling for Assault Weapons Ban Following the gruesome mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, calls for a renewal of America’s federal Assault Weapons Ban (1994-2004) have been reinvigorated and heightened. The Parkland gunman used a semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifle and high-capacity ammunition magazines in the... 2.19.2018 Actions Taken: 388 Continue »
  4. Action Alert: Tell Your Members of Congress to Demand a Vote on Assault Weapons Our nation is grieving again today in the immediate wake of another gruesome mass shooting at an American school.  On Valentine’s Day, a heavily-armed 19 year-old white supremacist killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen others were wounded. The weapon was... 2.15.2018 Actions Taken: 333 Continue »
  5. Action Alert: Tell ATF Director to Fire Compromised Leader Update: After spending more than 28 years as a special agent with the ATF, acting deputy director and chief operating officer Ronald Turk quietly “retired” from the agency in February 2018. Thanks to everyone who contacted acting director Thomas Brandon and requested that Turk be removed! On February 14,... 2.14.2018 Actions Taken: 89 Continue »
  6. Action Alert: Tell the New York Times to Stop Publishing John Lott Update: The New York Times has not published another op-ed by fraudulent pro-gun “researcher” John R. Lott, Jr. since “Background Checks are Not the Answer to Gun Violence” in February 2018! Thank you to everyone who took this action and made it clear to the NYT that Lott is... 2.13.2018 Actions Taken: 61 Continue »
  7. Action Alert: Call for Charges Against Dog Weight Shooter Update: On February 27, 2018, 54 year-old Neal Myers was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action for killing Scott Beary and attempting to kill another patron of Show-Me’s Sports Bar & Grill. Myers’ bail was set at $250,000, cash only. In April... 2.12.2018 Actions Taken: 50 Continue »
  8. Action Alert: Support 11 Year-Old Boy Paralyzed by Bullet Update: The Chicago Tribune published a lengthy and moving profile of 12 year-old Jalen Ivy on September 26, 2018. Jalen has made significant progress in his physical therapy (he can now lift himself off his bed and transfer to his wheelchair), moved to a new home (which he loves),... 2.9.2018 Actions Taken: 36 Continue »
  9. Action Alert: Tell Kentucky Legislator to Move Child Access Prevention Legislation On February 6, 2018, Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee chairman Joe Fischer (R-Fort Thomas) told the Lexington Herald Leader that his committee has yet to act on a bill  that would make it a crime to leave loaded firearms unsecured around children, HB 31. because he “just don’t know anything about it.”... 2.8.2018 Actions Taken: 37 Continue »
  10. Action Alert: Support Lucy McBath in her Run for Congress Update: Gun violence survivor Lucy McBath triumphed by a narrow margin in her congressional race against Republican Karen Handel and was seated in the House of Representatives in January 2019!  Lucy McBath became a prominent gun violence prevention activist following the 2012 murder of her teenage son Jordan Davis in Jacksonville.... 2.7.2018 Actions Taken: 39 Continue »
  11. Action Alert: Support Whistleblower from Gun Bully Intimidation Update: Matthew Guska was indicted on two counts of felonious assault on  December 7, 2018 for hitting a 157 Lounge patron in the head with a flashlight and injuring him. On May 21, 2019, Guska pleaded guilty to a reduced first-degree misdemeanor charge of assault.  He was placed on... 2.6.2018 Actions Taken: 36 Continue »
  12. Action Alert: Read & Bookmark Newsletter on State Gun Laws The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has a terrific product that we highly recommend to all of you are who are engaged in doing state-level work on gun laws. The GunLawTrendWatch newsletter tracks and analyzes firearms legislation in all 50 states. As its editors note:  “We research nearly 1,700... 2.5.2018 Actions Taken: 38 Continue »
  13. Action Alert: Read Report on America’s Crime Gun Exports The Center for American Progress has released a terrific new online report called “Beyond Our Borders.” The report looks at how weak American gun laws impact violent crime in countries in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Typically we think of this problem in terms of U.S. gun... 2.2.2018 Actions Taken: 33 Continue »
  14. Action Alert: Read GVPedia White Paper on Defensive Gun Use GVPedia is a terrific new website that gives users access to a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed studies on gun violence. The creator of GVPedia, Devin Hughes, is also authoring “White Papers” on different topics to bring together some of this research in a more accessible way. The latest white paper... 2.1.2018 Actions Taken: 34 Continue »
  15. Action Alert: Express Concern About K-12’s Raffling of AR-15 Update: In response to our contacts, the “WM1 Project Prom 2018” Facebook page has been pulled down by its administrator(s). The post shown below came from the page. The day after a 15 year-old student at Marshall County High School (Kentucky) shot and killed two students and wounded 18... 1.31.2018 Actions Taken: 111 Continue »
  16. Action Alert: Tell Arizona State Reps. You Have Their Back A disturbing incident occurred on January 25, 2018 when armed Trump supporters confronted three Arizona state representatives near the state Capitol in Phoenix. The armed Trump supporters surrounded Rep. Pamela Hannley (D-Tucson) and yelled at her about “protecting illegals.”  Reps. Eric Descheenie (D-Chinle) and Representative Wenona Benally (D-Window Rock)—who are Native... 1.30.2018 Actions Taken: 49 Continue »
  17. Action Alert: Sign Credo Petition Telling Senate to Investigate NRA Update: The CREDO poll now has more than 89,000 signatures. On May 16, 2018, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee released a report titled, “Preliminary Findings About Trump Campaign’s Effort to Obtain Incriminating Information on Secretary Clinton from Russia at Trump Tower Meeting.” It stated: “The Committee has obtained a number... 1.29.2018 Actions Taken: 112 Continue »
  18. Action Alert: Share Article About Kentucky Shooting with Members of Congress This morning brought the heartbreaking news that 15-year old student Bailey Holt—one of the two killed yesterday at Marshall County High School in Kentucky—had called her mother just before she was shot and killed. “She called me and all I could hear was voices, chaos in the background,” said... 1.25.2018 Actions Taken: 48 Continue »
  19. 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 »
  20. 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 »
  21. 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 »
  22. 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 »
  23. 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 »
  24. 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 »
  25. 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 »
  26. 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 »
  27. 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 »
  28. 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 »
  29. 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 »
  30. 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 »
  31. 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 »
  32. 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 »
  33. 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 »
  34. 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 »
  35. 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 »
  36. 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 »
  37. 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 »
  38. 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 »
  39. 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 »
  40. 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 »
  41. 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 »
  42. 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 »
  43. 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 »
  44. 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 »
  45. 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 »
  46. 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 »
  47. 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 »
  48. 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 »
  49. 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 »
  50. 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 »