Join Moms Demand Action for the #WhateverItTakes Day of Action
We were stunned by the news of the shooting on live TV in Virginia that killed Allison Parker and Adam Ward, and injured Vicki Gardner. As we mourn alongside the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims, we stand by the pledge of Andy Parker – Alison Parker’s father – to do “whatever it takes” to get common-sense gun legislation passed.
We’re calling on all Americans to join us. We’ll be at the U.S. Capitol on September 10 when Congress comes back from recess – and up until then we’ll be taking action in our communities and online to show that we’ll do #WhateverItTakes to end the crisis of gun violence that kills 88 Americans and injures hundreds more every single day.
Pledge to be a part of a national day of action on Sept. 10th to demand Congress fix our broken gun laws, and get involved in your community. We’re planning events across the country, and there will be ways to get involved both online and off (like calling members of Congress).
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.