Seeking Common Sense Solutions to Reduce Gun Violence
US Gun Control
Organizations Worth Knowing About Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence The Brady Center works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence, including regulations governing the gun industry. In addition, we represent victims of gun violence in the courts. We educate the public about gun violence through litigation, grassroots mobilization, and outreach to affected communities. http://www.bradycenter.org/ Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence Demand a Plan is a campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a national, bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America’s communities safer by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands. Co-founded in 2006 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the coalition has grown from a committed group of 15 members to more than 850 mayors from 44 states, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, from major cities and small towns around the country. We have more than 1.2 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. http://www.demandaplan.org/ Coalition to Stop Gun Violence The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy. Our organizational structure is unique among national gun violence prevention organizations. CSGV is comprised of 48 national organizations working to reduce gun violence. Our coalition members include religious organizations, child welfare advocates, public health professionals, and social justice organizations. This diversity of member organizations allows us to reach a wide variety of grassroots constituencies who share our vision of non-violence. http://www.csgv.org/index.php Stop Handgun Violence a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1995 by a group of businesspeople moved by the increasing number of gun deaths and injuries in America. SHV works effectively to prevent firearm violence through public awareness and sensible legislation - without banning guns. In Massachusetts, we’re making a real difference. Since 1994, we have passed the most comprehensive gun laws in the nation and have reduced gun injuries by 50%, gun homicide by 56% and gun accidents by 58%. Our gun violence prevention efforts are a model for the nation. http://www.stophandgunviolence.org/ National Gun Victims Action Council National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC) is a non-profit network of gun victims, survivors, the faith community and ordinary people leveraging their economic power to change America’s gun laws. By harnessing the buying power of 9 million victims (the loved ones of those who lost their lives to guns), their supporters, 5 million gun assault survivors, their supporters and many of the 100 million Americans polls consistently show want sane gun laws, NGAC will introduce a different strategy based on establishing an economic lever that leads to sane gun laws. http://gunvictimsaction.org/ Sandy Hook Promise Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a non-profit corporation created by members of the community of Newtown, Connecticut in response to the shooting on December 14, 2012, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, which killed 20 children, four teachers and two administrators. This is the time.  The time to stand up and say that our society should not live under the threat of this kind of violence.  Sandy Hook Promise is committed to making Newtown be remembered as the place where we came together both as a community…and as a nation, and decided that we must do everything we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.  Let Newtown go down in history as the place where real change began. http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/ Stop the NRA Excerpt from Huffington Post Article, June 5, 2013 “Lerer Ventures partner Kenneth Lerer, a co-founder of Huffington Post and NowThis News, has launched “Stop the NRA,” a social media-driven effort to keep gun control issues alive and to increase pressure on lawmakers to ban assault weapons. (Disclosure: Lerer Ventures is an investor in PandoDaily.) The campaign started today at stopthenra.com, which features a video commissioned expressly for the occasion. The video (see below) juxtaposes National Rifle Association advocates and politicians complaining that the organization has been demonized by the media against a backdrop of footage from the scene of gun violence. The video interweaves the NRA soundbites with facts in stark white text that outline the extent of the US’s gun problem (“1 in 3 people in the US know someone who’s been shot”; “On average 8 children and teens are killed by guns every day”).” http://www.stopthenra.com/ Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms and families to advocate for stronger gun laws. Our common-sense, middle-ground solutions to the escalating problem of gun violence in America are straightforward. We are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, and we want you to join us! http://momsdemandaction.org/
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