Save Our Children from Gun Shots
It’s time to save our children from the threat of being shot in or out of school. Join the following organizations today. With their 501c(4) designation, they lobby effectively for stronger federal and statewide gun laws.
Gabby Giffords, who believes we must change our culture of accepting gun violence.
The Brady Campaign, which focuses on strengthening gun control laws.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which is an umbrella group of 48 religious, social and political organizations organizing by state to stop domestic violence.
Some states have laws that control gun violence and have reduced the death rate. For instance, Massachusetts has very strong gun laws. These laws may include the following:
*A license to carry a gun, and a firearms identification card is also required to purchase, possess, and transport guns and ammunition.
* An individual must be 21 years old in order to purchase or own a gun.
* All guns must be stored in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device.
* Family members and others with a close connection to someone known to be unusually violent are permitted to petition the court to remove weapons from the violent person. Laws allowing this may be called “extreme risk protection orders.” Four States—California, Connecticut, Washington and Oregon—have passed laws that curb domestic gun violence.
* Ban the sale of assault weapons and bump stocks. Sales should be banned in private and in Internet sales as well as those from licensed dealers.
* Nine states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington) and Washington, DC have passed laws requiring universal background checks before almost all gun sales, including private sales by unlicensed dealers. These background checks apply to gun shows, resulting in the nation’s strongest gun laws and lowest death rates. [Learn More]
If you are concerned about these issues, speak with the elected officials in your state.