Gun violence is an epidemic and a national disgrace. Every year in the United States guns kill over 30,000 people. We should not have to live in constant fear of our kids dying and being seriously injured in shootings that occur on our streets and in our homes or in mass shootings like Newtown, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois Univ. or Columbine.
What is the U.S. Congress or our State legislatures around the country doing about the problem? Almost nothing. Why? Because the National Rifle Association “NRA” and the gun industry use vast sums of money to block the passage of sensible gun legislation — laws that are designed to reduce death and injury and create safer communities. The gun lobby claims that they are protecting gun owners’ rights under the Second Amendment. In fact, their efforts lead to the death or injury of thousands of innocent Americans every year as families continue to pay an unbearable price for our national obsession with guns.
What needs to happen to reverse this ugly trend of gun violence? One realistic solution is for gun violence prevention activists to commit to political organizing on the grassroots/netroots level – state by state.
We cannot, however, achieve our goals without financial support. We are being challenged by the most powerful lobbying group in the U.S., which spends millions of dollars annually on lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures. We need your help.
Please help stop gun violence against our children — your children — by making a contribution to GunFreeKids.org. Look around this website and take action today. Thank you.