Imagine an America where our children grow up without fear of gun violence. This isn’t a utopian dream – it’s something we can build in this generation. In fact, in states all around the country, Giffords is helping to write, pass, and enact legislation that is reducing gun violence and saving lives.
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.
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
For nearly 25 years, our legal experts have been producing leading-edge legislative analysis and fighting for a safer America by defending the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence.Visit Law Center Website
The Washington 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.
Ralph Northam is a leader with the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and push for solutions that will save lives. We’re proud to endorse to become the next Governor of Virginia.
New Jersey’s next governor will play an important role in making communities safer from gun violence, and we believe Phil Murphy is best qualified to take on this important challenge.
Giffords is proving that candidates who campaign on a gun safety platform win. In the 2016 elections, 73% of our endorsed candidates and ballot initiatives won, including our biggest investment—the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire.