Join an organization that can help reduce gun violence in America. Find one that fits your profile and be active. Here are a few suggestions:
Yes, the NRA. The National Rifle Association is the most powerful gun lobby in the United States. Their role in the political realm of the U.S. can become less partisan and more educational while simultaneously enhancing the existence and health of the Second Amendment. Perhaps the best way to have this effect is to become a member of the NRA. As a member, work to change it toward a more measured, trusted, non-partisan organization. Members will have more of a voice in doing so than non-members.
Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety
Moms Demand Action “Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms.”
Everytown for Gun Safety Allied with Moms Demand Action, “Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.” This organization has some helpful tools such as the Gun Law Navigator: see how your state’s gun laws compare
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence “Brady has announced the bold goal to cut the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025, based on an innovative and exciting strategy that centers on the idea of keeping guns out of the wrong hands through three impact-driven, broadly engaging campaigns: (1) a policy focus to “Finish the Job” so that life-saving Brady background checks are applied to all gun sales; (2) to “Stop ‘Bad Apple’ Gun Dealers” – the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of all crime guns; and (3) to lead a new national conversation and change social norms around the real dangers of guns in the home, to prevent the homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings that happen every day as a result.”
Giffords “For more than 15 years, Gabby Giffords has been a dedicated public servant. Originally a registered Republican and later elected as a Democrat, Gabby is known as a political moderate and recognized for her steadfast bipartisanship across many issues. In 2000, Gabby was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. Elected to represent the 8th District of Arizona, Gabby served in Congress from 2006 to 2012. On January 8, 2011, Gabby was shot while meeting with constituents in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. The shooter killed six people and wounded 13 others. Despite her critical injuries, Gabby embarked on a courageous rehabilitation journey.”
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement, and effective policy advocacy.