Gun safety was on the ballot this election, and voters spoke loud and clear. From coast to coast, in red states and blue states, voters rejected NRA politicians and elected gun safety champions to represent them in Congress.
Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed with a gun than people in other developed nations – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Gun deaths are preventable, which is why we’re committed to tackling this national gun violence epidemic.
The gun lobby has been selling a message of fear to the American public for years. And it’s used its money to scare lawmakers into following its extreme ideology. Our path to safety is to summon the courage of America and fight back with voices and votes.
Recent polling shows that gun violence is emerging as a galvanizing force ahead of the 2018 elections.
This year, candidates like Jason Crow are running on gun safety, and we're betting they're going to win.
The first female Marine aviator to fly in an F-18 in combat, Amy McGrath has never been afraid to take on a challenging mission. She’s a proven leader, and we’re proud to do all we can to elect her to Congress.
Americans are demanding action to make our schools and communities safer, and to do that, we need leaders with the courage to fight. Meet the candidates we've endorsed for their leadership on gun safety.
Against fierce opposition, we have helped pass more than 200 new strong gun laws in 45 states and Washington DC.
Ending our nation’s gun violence epidemic will take the commitment of lawmakers to make communities safer. But it will also take the collaboration of people from all walks of life coming together and finding the courage to speak up.
“Together we are demanding change because we know our elected leaders can do more to protect our rights and save lives.”— Sheriff Lupe Valdez
“As gun owners and ranchers, we’re looking for leaders who will take responsible steps to keep guns out of the wrong hands.”— Don and Jane Schreiber
“We know gun violence is a complex problem, but we also know there are steps we can take right now that will make women and families safer. We must reduce the risk for victims of domestic violence.”— Ruth Glenn
“In our great country, gun violence is a disaster that left 33,000 dead last year, and more than 84,000 injured. We need to mount a national response. ”— Admiral Thad Allen
“In order to keep guns out of dangerous hands and make our communities safer, law enforcement officials need the best tools and resources that our country has available.”— Louis Dekmar
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