Take the Pledge!5 pledges
I pledge to think and speak of suicide as something that can be prevented. Lives can be saved.
I pledge to keep any firearms in my house safely locked.
I pledge to break the silence and speak with my friends and family about suicide awareness and prevention, letting them know that "minutes matter" for everyone.
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.
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To make North Carolina safe from gun violence through the education of the public about preventing gun violence, the enforcement of current gun laws, and the enactment of needed new laws.
Polls have consistently shown that the majority of North Carolinians, like other Americans, want to prevent gun violence through effective policies and laws. North Carolinians Against Gun Violence is dedicated to mobilizing this majority and making citizens safe from gun violence, and the North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund directly supports these goals. We are building a statewide grassroots movement of individuals dedicated to reducing gun violence.
Our major strategy for preventing gun violence is through education: explaining the nature of gun violence and ways to prevent it. We also work for enforcement and enactment, through the advocacy of the enforcement of existing laws and through support of legislation on state and national levels.
We advocate approaches that address prevention, focusing on the underlying causes of gun violence, and punishment, dealing with the perpetrators of gun violence in the criminal justice system. We endorse measures that deal with the underlying reasons for violence, such as poverty, lack of jobs, family breakdown, alcohol and drug abuse, anger and despair, and the glorification of violence in the media. We endorse measures to rehabilitate young, potentially dangerous offenders, to keep abusive spouses from possessing guns, and to remove violent, gun-wielding criminals from society.
- 67% of North Carolinians favor requiring county permits for all handguns. - Public Policy Polling, 2010.
- 86% of Americans Including 81% of Gun Owners Support Background Checks for All Gun Sales . -Momentum Analysis & American Viewpoint Poll, 2011.