Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
Started 6 petitions
Tell Lawmakers: Shut Down Dangerous Campus Carry Laws
Guns on college campuses not only make us less safe, but they stifle intellectual freedom and debate. The vast majority of college students, faculty, and campus police chiefs reject campus carry laws -- but for some reason, our lawmakers aren't listening. This year alone, the NRA is pushing these laws in 16 states from coast-to-coast, and so we've got to speak up to stop them in their tracks. Sign our petition to demand that lawmakers stand up for students and faculty and reject campus carry laws that force colleges to allow guns into classrooms.
Tell Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan To Hold The Gun Industry Accountable!
Tell the NRA and their allies in Congress that you don’t support giving the gun industry special privileges. In 2005, NRA-backed lawmakers exempted the gun industry from almost all legal liability. That means that family members of gun violence victims have been denied a day in court against gun shops who have sold to known gang members, and arms manufacturers who have sold firearms without basic safety features.Gun manufacturers and sellers have more immunity than any other consumer product including toys, pools, knives, and cars. The NRA has spent millions of dollars defending this law. With 88 people killed by guns in America every day, why should the gun industry be held to a different standard than pharmaceutical companies and automakers?Senator Blumenthal and Representative Schiff have introduced legislation to repeal this reckless law. Tell Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan that you support Senator Blumenthal and Representative Schiff’s efforts to hold the gun industry responsible.
Join The Movement To End Gun Violence In America. Join Everytown For Gun Safety.
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For a generation, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by a broken Congress that has failed to take common-sense steps that will save lives. But something is changing. More than 2.5 million mayors, moms, survivors, law enforcement, teachers, gun owners, and everyday Americans have stepped up to demand more of our country and our elected officials -- and it's working. Because of this movement, the NRA is losing its grip on state houses across America. In 2015, we will continue to fight for laws that will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people by requiring a simple background check for every gun sale. And we'll hold our lawmakers accountable when they put the gun lobby's interests before the safety of our communities. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town. Sign up here to help bring an end to gun violence in your community and across the country.
Tell Oregon's Lawmakers: Require Background Checks for All Gun Sales
Oregon legislators recently introduced a life-saving background check bill (SB 941) to close the dangerous loophole that gives criminals and other dangerous people easy access to buy guns. Our lawmakers need to know that this legislation is an urgent priority and that we're expecting action as soon as it's introduced. Background checks are the single most effective way to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people -- and we need to make sure our lawmakers hear that message loud and clear. Send a message to your lawmakers in Salem right now, and urge them to vote yes on SB 941.
Tell Congress: It's Time for Background Checks
An overwhelming 92% of Americans support background checks for all gun sales. But under pressure from the Washington gun lobby, Congress has stalled and failed to close the deadly loopholes in the background check system. Even though federal law requires brick-and-mortar gun stores to conduct background checks, no background check is required for a gun sold by an unlicensed seller. Millions of guns are exchanged each year without a criminal background check — most often between strangers who meet online or at gun shows. Felons, domestic abusers, the seriously mentally ill, and other dangerous people know about this loophole, and they exploit it every day. It’s like having two lines at the airport — one with security, and one without — and criminals get to choose. It's time to close this dangerous loophole, and pass laws that will prevent dangerous people from being able to buy guns with no background checks and no questions asked.
Target: Create Gun Sense Policies in Your Stores
Gun extremists armed with semiautomatic rifles have walked into Target locations around the country, weapons out and loaded, making sure customers saw their guns. It’s often legal to do this, because many states have weak laws that allow people to openly carry around loaded weapons without any permits, training, or background checks. That means it’s up to companies themselves to protect their customers when the law won’t. Yet according to the Wall Street Journal, Target doesn’t have any policies to stop people from carrying weapons in its stores. Target boasts on its website that between 80% and 90% of its customers are women and says that 38% of its customers have children at home -- "or in a red shopping cart with them" -- a statistic they say is higher than any other similar store. And yet, they have no restrictions to keep families safe from customers carrying guns in its stores. The thought of shopping at a place with my kids that allows people to walk around with loaded weapons out in the open makes me want to bring my business elsewhere. But I don’t want to shop somewhere else. I want families to know that wherever they shop, they’ll be safe from dangerous situations. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chili’s, Sonic Drive-In, and Jack in the Box have already responded to petitions from moms and other gun sense supporters asking the stores not to allow guns. Now it’s up to Target to protect families who shop in its stores.