There’s a Sit-In on the House Floor to Demand Action on Gun Violence
House members are holding a historic sit-in to demand a vote on measures that will protect Americans from gun violence.
They’re planning to hold the floor until the House agrees to vote on these common-sense policies — and we have to let them know that we support them.
Can you join Americans across the country and flood the House with calls to demand a vote on gun safety?
How did your Senators vote on common-sense gun laws?
After the deadliest mass shooting in American history, lawmakers voted to block efforts to pass common-sense gun laws — again.
But some lawmakers voted the right way, and took a brave stand for life-saving reforms. See how your senator voted, and then call their offices to tell them how you feel about their decision.
Tell Congress: Disarm hate. Take action NOW.
49 people were killed and over 50 injured during the worst mass shooting in U.S. history at a gay nightclub in Orlando. It was an attack on the LGBT community, an act of hate carried out with a gun. Hatred comes in many different forms. But there’s no reason why those filled with hate should have a gun.
Americans are dying. Now is the time to demand Congress take action to prevent gun violence in America.
Join Moms Demand Action and celebrate defeating the NRA’s dangerous “guns everywhere” agenda
The NRA is hosting their annual convention in Louisville this weekend, and they planned on touting the passage of their dangerous “guns everywhere” agenda here in Kentucky.
But thanks to supporters like you, along with moms and volunteers from across Kentucky, our movement helped defeat every one of their reckless proposals to undermine Kentucky’s public safety laws.
So now, on the same weekend the gun extremists gather for their convention, Kentucky moms and volunteers are hosting a special screening of Under the Gun — the film the gun lobby doesn’t want you to see. It’s an emotional documentary exploring the impact of gun violence in America, highlighting how the gun lobby’s out-of-touch agenda threatens public safety in communities across the country. And I want you to join us at our screening.
Sign up now to get your FREE tickets and join Moms Demand Action on May 21 for the special screening. The day will also feature a panel discussion with gun safety advocates and survivors of gun violence. After you RSVP, a volunteer will reach out with more details.
Guns in Bars? What Could Go Wrong?
We can all agree that mixing guns with alcohol makes for a pretty dangerous cocktail. That’s why it’s pretty insane that you can legally carry a loaded gun in places that serve alcohol in 49 out of 50 states.
Check out the video featuring Rachel Dratch about “What Could Go Wrong?” when guns and alcohol mix.
Then, sign up to get involved locally to stop the gun lobby’s state-by-state push for extreme gun laws.
Thank President Obama for Taking Executive Action on Guns
President Obama has taken historic action on gun violence through a number of common-sense reforms — including giving law enforcement the power to crack down on gun sellers who feed illegal firearms to our communities.
Send your thanks to the President for protecting everyday Americans — and let him know that you’ll be standing with him as he takes on the gun lobby and their allies in Congress.
Add Your Voice to the We Can End Gun Violence Video
Sometimes, ending gun violence can seem impossible. But this movement is defined by its resolve — and what we’ve proven over and over is that if we come together, we can save lives. Speak up for a future free from gun violence by lending your voice to the “We Can End Gun Violence” video.
Simply record yourself saying either “We Can” or “End Gun Violence,” and we’ll combine your video with messages from survivors, moms — even icons like President Obama, Julianne Moore, Spike Lee, Amy Schumer and Michael J. Fox.
Every action, no matter how small, helps us build safer communities and a brighter future. Together, we can end gun violence.
Click here to watch this powerful video and add your voice.
March for Gun Safety: Find an Orange Walk Near You
Yet another mass shooting has devastated an American community — this time in San Bernardino, California.
We don’t just need another moment of silence. We need a moment of action.
Right before the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, supporters will gather all across the country to participate in Orange Walks to honor all of the lives taken by gun violence in America, and show just how determined we are to end it. Will you join us?
Click here to find an Orange Walk near you.
How Did Your Senators Vote on Gun Safety?
Following the deadliest mass shooting since Sandy Hook, NRA-backed lawmakers voted to block efforts to pass common-sense gun laws — again.
But some lawmakers voted the right way, and took a brave stand for life-saving reforms. See how your senator voted here, and then call their offices to tell them how you feel about their decision.
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.