WE ARE ON A MISSION TO SAVE LIVES FROM GUN VIOLENCE
Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed by 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 our national gun violence epidemic. At Giffords we do this in three ways:
We work to foster a culture where Americans are informed about what makes them safer and inspired to fight for a safer future.
We research, write and propose policies that make Americans safer and mobilize voters and lawmakers in support of safer gun laws.
We hold the gun lobby and any special interests who seek to profit at the expense of people’s safety accountable.
Giffords comprises three core entities—each with a distinct function, all working together to fight gun violence:
Advocacy and Lobbying
Our 501(c)(4) nonprofit arm mobilizes lawmakers and the constituents they represent—gun owners and non–gun owners—in support of safer gun laws.
Our political action committee works to support elected officials who step up to fight the gun violence epidemic.
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit works to research, write, defend, and enact the laws, policies, and programs proven to reduce gun violence and save lives.