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Inspiring Gun Safety

Fighting for common-sense solutions to reduce the terrible daily toll gun violence takes on American families and communities. 
 
Gun violence kills more than 30 people each day in our nation, according to the CDC. In homicides, suicides or accidents, guns take the lives of more than 2,500 children every year. Over the last decade, more American children have died from guns than the number of U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

The tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012 refocused the public’s attention on the epidemic of American gun violence wreaking havoc on American families and communities across the country daily. MomsRising’s Gun Safety Campaign educates and engages our members and the general public about gun violence and helps build the political will to enact common-sense solutions to this terrible problem, including:
  • Criminal background checks for all gun purchases, including at gun shows and on the Internet.
  • A ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • A federal anti-gun-trafficking statute with real penalties to crack down on straw purchases.

In April 2013,  MomsRising helped bring about the first meaningful gun policy reform vote in the Senate in almost 30 years. Although this vote narrowly missed passage, we continue to lead the mom charge demanding action to reduce gun violence, especially the strengthening of background checks on all gun sales.

MomsRising amplifies the voices of moms and family members in the national debate on smart gun legislation, virtually through broadcast and personal media  channels, and in real life through meetings and other face-to-face interactions with lawmakers, stakeholders and influencers. We bring mothers and family members directly to Capitol Hill, the White House, local district offices and even the NRA to share their experiences, thoughts and hopes about gun violence. MomsRising also holds accountable corporations that promote irresponsible gun culture, such as LivingSocial, which offers entertainment packages that combine alcohol with recreational shooting.

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** Visit and/or contribute to MomsRising’s blog carnival about gun violence, Sorrow, Anger, Action: A Gathering of Voices Against Gun Violence. Read and comment on voices ranging from the personal to the political about gun violence and it’s impact on families and the country. [LINK: ]
 
[1] http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/protect-children-not-guns-2012.pdf

Moms Blogging on Gun Safety

#5Actions - We persisted & we won!

Posted March 27, 2017 by MomsRising

We did it!  Because you raised your voice, made calls, signed petitions, sent letters, shared your story, went to Town Halls, took action — along with hundreds of thousands of other people across the nation and across multiple organizations — you stopped a horrible healthcare bill in it’s tracks. Thank you! We won that battle, but the fight [...]

5 QUICK Actions for This Week! #KeepMarching

Posted March 13, 2017 by MomsRising

Take Action!It’s Monday! That means we have a new #5Actions list for you! (See below.) You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week, your choice. One thing is for sure: All the actions that people like you are taking across the nation right now are adding [...]

Civil Rights Is Now a Gun Safety Issue: Hate and Guns in Trump’s America

Posted March 6, 2017 by Gloria Pan

Last week, an armed White man, whose racism had been legitimized and emboldened by Donald Trump’s rhetoric since the beginning of his Presidential campaign, entered a bar in Olathe, Kansas, and shot two Garmin engineers from India, shouting “Go back to your country.” Adam Purinton killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounded Alok Madasani, as well as a third man, Ian [...]

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5 Years Without Justice is Enough

Posted February 8, 2017 by S. Nadia Hussain

Thursday, February 2, 2017 was the fifth anniversary of the killing of Ramarley Graham. Five years ago, 18 year old Ramarley was gunned down in his own home by NYPD Officer Haste. Police officers followed Ramarley, broke into his home without a warrant and shot him dead in front of his grandmother and 6 year [...]

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