As you likely know, the Las Vegas shooter used military-style assault weapons, some modified with bump stocks to allow them to fire multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger, to murder 58 people and wound nearly 500 more. The Texas shooter also used a military-style assault weapon.
They weren't the first ones to use these weapons to massacre Americans. Shooters in San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, and other mass shootings also used assault weapons. These weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible as efficiently as possible. They should not be available to civilians.
It is well past time for Congress the United States to act.
Please tell our Senators to ban military-style assault weapons now. Add your name to the petition today.200 signatures
Dear Senators Burr and Tillis:
On Sunday, October 1, 2017, 58 victims were senselessly massacred and nearly 500 victims were injured in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On November 5th, 26 people were killed in Sutherland Springs, TX, and between 12 to 14 of the people killed or injured in the attack were children.
With easy access to military-style assault weapons, high capacity ammunition magazines, and bump stocks, one man turned a place of celebration and joy at a music festival into a war zone filled with terror, devastation and terrible loss. Another man destroyed an entire community in a place of worship.
Military-style semi-automatic assault weapons are designed to efficiently kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time available. There is absolutely no reason for assault rifles, assault pistols, and assault shotguns to be sold on the civilian market.
Congress did not take action after Aurora, Sandy Hook, Orlando and many other devastating mass shooting incidents.
We ask that you address this carnage now with an effective ban on the civilian use of these weapons. Military-style assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks do not belong in our homes, our streets, our schools, our malls, our movie theaters, our places of worship, or in any of our other gathering places. Now is the time to act.
Please sign our petition urging Congress to REJECT any legislation deregulating the sale of firearm silencers and make them easily accessible to criminals who want to conceal their crimes.194 signatures
As a North Carolinian, I urge you to please vote against the SHARE Act.
Silencers are already easy to buy if you’re a responsible person with a clean criminal record. If silencers are deregulated, there will be nothing to stop criminals from adding silencers to their growing arsenal: a public safety threat that we have successfully countered for the past 80 years.
This bill puts the profits of gun manufacturers ahead of public safety. We know that during active and mass shooting situations, hearing and seeing gunshots can mean the difference between life and death. Protecting communities and law enforcement is more important than gun company profits. So, please vote against the SHARE Act.
President Obama is taking Executive Action to narrow the gunshow loophole and enforce existing laws on the books. The action to clarify who "engaged in the business" of selling guns (and who is therefore required to perform background checks) will greatly improve the background check system and save lives.
Sign the card to thank President Obama for taking action and let him know you'll keep working to prevent gun violence!221 signatures
Thank you for taking action to reduce gun violence to narrow the gun show loophole by enforcing laws that are already on the books and working to clarify who is “engaged in the business” of selling guns and who is therefore required to perform background checks.
Because of the voices of Americans across the country, including many of our courageous elected officials who signed letters urging this action, the work of gun violence prevention advocates, and because of your decision to act, our families will be safer.
We know that this won't stop all shootings, but it's a big step! Continuing to organizing locally for state-based action will help finish the job, and you can count on me to continue to advocate for progress.
Dorothy Sue Baker donated 2015-12-21 10:13:42 -0500
NCGV works daily to prevent death and injury due to needless violence and preventable accidents. Our work includes direct work with at-risk youth, parent education, and statewide work to build safer communities. We are the only state organization dedicated to passing sensible gun safety measures and fighting back against those who attempt to strip our state of safe and sensible gun legislation. Our work makes a difference because of passionate people like you. NCGV is a supporter run organization. Your support ensures that NCGV continues to work for the safety of North Carolina citizens.
Donations to NCGV are 100% tax-deductible. To make a donation via mail: PO Box 51565 Durham, NC 27717
We share our prayers and thoughts with Newtown, Connecticut following the tragic events that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The unbelievable massacre which claimed the lives of 20 young students and six adults.
We must offer more than prayers and sorrow. Have we reached a point where our children cannot attend school without fear of being gunned down by a homicidal maniac who has obtained easy access to firearms? As mothers and fathers this simply cannot be acceptable; cannot be our way of life.
Today, American families must demand immediate action by our elected leaders to reform our gun laws. If elected officials cannot find their voices now and call for change—if NRA campaign contributions and threats continue to dictate their decision-making, taking priority over the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—what will it say about them?
Moreover, if we allow them to remain silent, what will it say about us?122 pledges
Sign below to pledge your support to work with NCGV to hold our elected officials accountable. Common sense gun laws can and do save lives.
We need our political leaders to be strong and do the right thing, no matter the opposition.
We need you to build a safer North Carolina and America.
In 2011 the “Castle Doctrine” law went into effect in North Carolina. This law allows anyone to use "deadly
force" if they feel threatened without the fear of civil or criminal accountability. This law extended far past someone's "castle" and includes their car and office.
On February 26, 2012 this country experienced the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot and killed while armed with nothing more than a bag of skittles. A similar law in Florida protected Trayvon’s shooter for far too long.
Yet Trayvon was not the first (or last) victim of these vigilante laws. Since passing in 2005, the number of “justifiable” deaths has almost tripled to an average of 35 a year, an increase of 283% from 2005-2010. In fact, Florida's Stand Your Ground Law been used to free gang members, drug dealers and even people who shot their victims in the back.
In South Carolina since enacting its “Shoot First” law, so-called ‘justifiable homicides’ increased in the state -- 45% compared to the four years prior. It's not too late to prevent this tragedy and injustice in North Carolina.104 signatures
Recognizing the impending threat to North Carolina families several brave legislators have attempted to pass legislation to amend or repeal NC's Castle Doctrine. To date these efforts have been defeated by extremist lawmakers beholden to the gun industry.
Sign below to show your support for the repeal of the Castle Doctrine