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 9 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.
Defend Executive Action
President Obama took important steps in January to better enforce our gun laws and help reduce gun violence in America. But the NRA pledged they'll fight to block his action "more aggressively than we have ever challenged anything" -- and now their allies in Congress are attempting to block these common-sense policies. Send a message to your senator and representative telling them you support the President's efforts and reject these political games that put Americans in danger.
Thank President Obama for Taking Executive Action on Guns
President Obama has taken important 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.
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.
Take action to reduce gun violence
Our country is crying out for change. We can't wait on Congress any longer. It's time for Obama to act. 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. Sign the petition to President Obama to tell him you support him in taking executive action to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Everytown sent a list of five executive actions that the President should take to clarify existing rules and more strictly enforce the law: Guns Near Schools: Remove exemptions that let dangerous people carry guns near our children's schools Crack down on No-Check Gun Sellers: Make sure high-volume gun sellers become licensed dealers and are required to conduct background checks for all gun sales. Intercept Potential Killers: Ensure that federal law enforcement notifies local law enforcement when dangerous criminals try to illegally buy guns at dealers in their community Enforce Existing Law: Help states that require background checks for all gun sales to enforce existing laws on the books Close the Boyfriend Loophole: Don't let convicted domestic abusers buy guns just because they’re not married to the person they abused. Each of these common-sense measures can help reduce gun violence -- and NONE of them requires going through Congress.Make them a reality by automatically adding your name to the petition to the White House right now. If enough of us come together, we can convince President Obama and the White House to drown out the gun lobby's scare tactics and recognize that Americans are hungry for change. 1. "Gun Safety Group Sees Room to Reinforce Existing Laws," New York Times, October 4, 2015
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.