We Can End Gun Violence
Tragic headlines about gun violence can make us wonder if the problem is too big to solve. You may ask yourself, “What can I possibly do to help end these shootings?” The truth is that every American has a role to play – and every action, no matter how small, brings us closer to a future free from gun violence.
Since the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, Everytown for Gun Safety has built a grassroots movement of more than 3 million Americans, passed life-saving background checks legislation in half a dozen states and won important gun safety victories in nearly 40 states.
Tell President Obama he has your support to take executive action to prevent gun violence
We’re tired of waiting for Congress to act on gun violence — and we bet you are too.
That’s why Everytown for Gun Safety just sent President Obama five straightforward actions the White House can take to help curb gun violence, save lives, and reduce crime without waiting on Congress.
We know President Obama is open to these ideas, but to overcome the NRA’s aggressive opposition, we need to send an overwhelming message that we want real action NOW.
Send your condolences to those affected by the mass shooting in Oregon
Once again, a college community has endured a tragic mass shooting. It’s important in the wake of this tragedy to let those affected know they’re not alone.
Please use our action form to add your name to a condolence message for the Roseburg, Oregon community and all those affected by this mass shooting.
Learn More About the Mother’s Dream Quilt Project
Every mother dreams that her child will grow up safe, healthy and happy. Unfortunately, too many American mothers see their dreams for their children shattered by gun violence.
Moms Demand Action has created The Mother’s Dream Quilt Project to symbolize the human toll of gun violence in America, as well as mothers’ shared commitment to making our country safer for our children.
We are creating a series of quilts from fabric donated by mothers across the country. Every block in every quilt uses the uniform quilting pattern known as “Mother’s Dream.” Each quilt also contains at least one block composed of meaningful fabric from a victim or survivor of gun violence. Blocks representing victims and survivors are surrounded by quilt blocks submitted by mothers who share in our collective sadness over too many lives shattered by gun violence.
The fully assembled quilts show how gun violence has become part of the fabric of America, but also show the strength, power and beauty of moms joining together.
Moms Tell Cabela’s: #NoCheckNoSale
An NRA-backed amendment to the 1993 Brady Bill created a loophole that—over the last five years—has allowed more than 15,000 gun sales to dangerous people because a background check could not be completed within the three-day period required by the law. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently revealed that the Charleston shooter obtained a gun despite an incomplete background check due to this loophole in the law.
Some retailers, like Wal-Mart, have instituted policies to prohibit the sale of a gun to a customer who hasn’t actually passed a completed background check. We are calling on gun retailers–starting with Cabela’s–to put public safety first. More than 100,000 have already called on Cabela’s to adopt a NoCheck, NoSale policy. Make sure Cabela’s gets the message: sign our petition today.
Moms Launch Be SMART Campaign
Moms Demand Action launched the official website for our new Be SMART campaign, created to unify responsible adults to reduce the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get ahold of unsecured firearms.
Watch the video starring Melissa Joan Hart, take our gun sense quiz, and sign up to learn more about how you can get involved in your community to prevent gun deaths and injuries that result from irresponsible gun storage.
These Shootings are #NotAnAccident
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has released the #NotAnAccident Index and interactive map, a first-of-its-kind tracking tool for unintentional shootings by children, and launched Be SMART, a new public education campaign that asks asking gun owners and non-gun owners alike to come together to reduce the number of unintentional shootings, suicides, and homicides that occur when firearms are not stored responsibly and children or teens get ahold of a gun.
The U.S. has one of the highest reported rates of unintentional child gun deaths in the world. But these tragedies aren’t accidents — they’re preventable. Learn more about how and where these shootings happen:
Moms Launch “World’s Longest Receipt” And New Kroger Ad
Following Moms Demand Action’s pressure on the second-largest grocery chain in the U.S., the recently-merged Albertson’s and Safeway is now clarifying its gun policies to ban open carry in all stores. As more companies realize that gun sense helps —not hurts— business, Moms are ramping up our pressure on Kroger and taking our #GroceriesNotGuns campaign to the next level by launching the “World’s Longest Receipt.” The new website highlights what Kroger is losing when it allows open carry in its stores, endangering both customers and employees. We invite you to enter the total of your receipt when you shop at Kroger’s competitors, as it will display a tally of the total dollars spent elsewhere.
To raise awareness about this campaign, watch our new ad about Kroger and share the video with your friends and family:
WATCH: The Story Of Moms
Since its birth, Moms Demand Action has achieved unprecedented wins for gun sense in the voting booth, state legislatures, and the corporate sector. Together, we are creating a safer America for our children.
We’ve Only Just Begun to Fight
Thanks to YOU, in many races where gun laws were front and center, democracy worked and commonsense prevailed. But we’re only just beginning. Help us go toe-to-toe with the gun lobby when state legislative sessions start in January 2015.