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Our country has suffered too many tragedies at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit terrible acts of violence.
Between 2001-2013, more than 150,000 people were killed by gun violence in the United States. Already in 2015, there have been nearly 300 mass shootings where four or more people were shot.
Though most gun owners use their guns legally and responsibly, there is more we can do to better protect our children and communities—and prevent tragedies like those in Newtown, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Tucson, Charleston, and Roseburg, Oregon.
Nine out of 10 Americans support expanding background checks. It's the right thing to do. But a minority in Congress failed to stand up to special interests who want to maintain the status quo—that's why we're taking the fight to the state and local level, where Americans can raise their voices at home in their communities.
When a minority in the Senate stopped passage of a bipartisan, common-sense measure to expand background checks and better protect our communities and families, OFA supporters refused to back down. We know that local organizing can change a community, and that can change a state. And state by state, we can bring that change to the country.
There is more we can do to prevent gun violence—and we’re going to keep doing our part. Right now, you can join the chorus of OFA supporters asking Congress to commit to #DoSomething today.
Another powerful and effective way to take action is to write a letter to your local paper. Make your voice heard in your own community and tell your neighbors that it's time to expand background checks for gun sales now.Write a letter
After a minority in the Senate stopped passage of a bill to expand background checks, OFA supporters gathered more than 1.4 million signatures from Americans demanding action and hand-delivered those petitions to Congress.
The White House honored two OFA volunteers—Pat Simon and Teresa Crawford—for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. Their stories are extraordinary, and they exemplify the commitment that OFA volunteers bring to the table across the country.Read more
Background checks save lives. Expanding background checks is a common-sense measure supported by nine out of 10 Americans—and 73 percent of gun owners—which would make our families and communities safer by keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals.
Federal and state lawmakers should act now to close the loopholes.
Meet some of the Americans standing up for background checks, then share your story of why you’re fighting to make your community safer from gun violence.
President Obama is not backing down—since Congress failed to act, he has proposed more than 20 Executive Actions to prevent gun violence. Learn more.
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OFA supporters from around the country joined together to call for action on gun violence prevention. Read about how it went, and what's next.
OFA supporters won't stop calling for action on gun violence until Congress decides to act.
Volunteers are urging Congress to #DoSomething about gun violence—and they're listening.