Everytown for Gun Safety

95,724 supporters

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 2 petitions

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Petitioning Oregon State House

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.

Everytown for Gun Safety
1,240 supporters
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Petitioning Target

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.

Everytown for Gun Safety
94,484 supporters