America Needs a Gun Safety President

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Watch 2020 Democratic presidential candidates discuss their plans to make us safer from gun violence.

Joe Biden | Cory Booker | Pete Buttigieg | Kamala Harris | Amy Klobuchar | Beto O’Rourke | Bernie Sanders | Elizabeth Warren

We deserve a president who listens to the American people, not the NRA. We deserve a president who takes bold action to make us safer, not one who tweets thoughts and prayers then does nothing. We deserve a president who fights for stronger gun laws, not gun lobby profits. 2020 Democratic candidates are vying to be that leader.

We sat down with Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren to discuss their plans to make us safer from gun violence.

We can save lives from gun violence.

It shouldn’t take another tragedy. We’re not waiting on good ideas. We know there are solutions that will save lives, beginning with background checks on every gun sale. This is something the vast majority of Americans agree on.

We can save lives from gun violence if we elect leaders with the courage to act. That’s why we need a Gun Safety President now more than ever.

The NRA has no place in the White House.

For years, the NRA has peddled a message of fear, intimidating and threatening lawmakers into getting in line behind its extreme agenda—all so gun manufacturers can make more money.

But the gun lobby’s days of controlling our political system are over. In 2020, we will kick the NRA out of the White House. We will elect a Gun Safety President who cares more about people than profits, a president who listens to Americans’ overwhelming demands for safer gun laws and takes action to save lives.

Our kids deserve to be safe at school.

Students across America are scared that their school could be the site of the next mass shooting. Parents are afraid to put their kids on the school bus. Instead of making lesson plans, teachers are making active shooter plans. It shouldn’t be this way.

The candidates we spoke with understand that protecting our kids is one of the most urgent priorities our next president will face and are committed to fighting for a safer future.

Joe Biden

For Vice President Joe Biden, it was the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary that really made the issue of gun violence hit home for him. In this video, Vice President Biden discusses meeting parents in Newtown and how this resonated with his own experience losing a child.

Cory Booker

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker knows the impact of gun violence personally—it’s all too common in his neighborhood in Newark. In this video, Sen. Booker tells a story that instilled in him the definition of hope, and that makes him passionate about fighting for a safer future.

Pete Buttigieg

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg believes that our best shot at saving lives from gun violence is the generational alliance between young people and adults. In this video, Mayor Buttigieg reminds us that seemingly intractable issues can change quickly when we decide to fight for what’s right.

Kamala Harris

From her days as prosecutor and attorney general, California Senator Kamala Harris is no stranger to the tragic reality of gun violence. In this video, Sen. Harris reminds us that gun violence impacts communities of color the hardest and urges us to fight for solutions that tackle the breadth of the crisis.

Amy Klobuchar

Senator Amy Klobuchar reminds us that gun violence is so much more than mass shootings. In this video, Sen. Klobuchar shares the story of a Minnesota police officer killed responding to a domestic violence dispute, and explains how gun violence can impact an entire community.

Beto O’Rourke

Congressman Beto O’Rourke brings a passionate voice to the national conversation on gun safety. Who inspires him? Young people. In this video, Congressman O’Rourke talks about the active shooter drills his son has experienced, and how young people are motivating our nation to act.

Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hails from a state that didn’t have gun safety laws until recently. In this video, Sen. Sanders explains how he’s grown to understand the pervasive fear kids face growing up in the mass shooting generation and how this motivates him to fight for stronger gun laws at the federal level.

Elizabeth Warren

We sat down with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to discuss her plans to save lives from gun violence. In this video, Sen. Warren shares the story of meeting Pastor Kim Odom who lost her son to gun violence, and how that experience inspires her fight to save lives.