News Entries in gun violence prevention
Going head to head with the gun lobby (and winning)
In 2014, OFA volunteers took the fight on gun violence prevention state by state.
We proved once again that, when enough of us raise our voices together, we can take on even the most powerful interest groups.
This is how we make progress on gun violence prevention
Washington voters proved it's possible to take on the gun lobby—and win.
In the face of intense and well-funded opposition from the gun lobby, voters approved Initiative 594, a measure to strengthen background checks for gun sales.
Coming together to fight for gun violence prevention
Volunteers across the country called into Washington state to gather support for an initiative that would expand background checks.
Americans are standing up to powerful special interests and taking the fight to the state level to prevent gun violence. By working together, OFA volunteers were able to make thousands of calls and get pledges from Washingtonians to vote “yes” on Initiative 594, which would expand background checks and close dangerous loopholes in gun sales.
The path ahead on gun violence prevention
Inaction in Congress doesn't mean that change can't happen. Here's what's happening in Washington state.
OFA supporters are taking on the powerful, out-of-touch gun lobby—and we're willing to take this fight state by state to demonstrate that there's a way to win.
OFA volunteers honored as White House Champions of Change
Volunteers from Nevada and Arizona were honored by the White House earlier this month as two grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.
Fighting for a safer Washington state
We’re organizing to pass common-sense gun laws in our state.
OFA volunteers are teaming up with the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility to organize for Initiative 594, a common-sense measure to expand background checks for all gun sales. Seven in ten Washingtonians support the measure, but we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months to make sure it becomes law.
Mark became a victim of gun violence 15 years ago this week
I will never stop working to prevent violent deaths like his.
Mark Horner was a talented musician, loving son, and devoted friend.
How it’s done: Planning an OFA-Pittsburgh Day of Action
Take a peek behind the scenes of how we plan a Day of Action.
OFA-Pittsburgh is preparing a gun violence prevention Day of Action. Here’s how it works.
Victims of domestic violence lose aid due to shutdown
At least 2,000 shelters rely on funds from federal programs that have been halted by the government shutdown.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At a time when we should be focused on solutions to domestic violence, the government shutdown is hindering support for victims.
After tragedies like this, we need gun violence prevention
We can pass legislation that helps prevent future gun violence—we just can't back down now. The more voices we have on our side, the stronger our call will be.
Action August marches on with fight for common-sense gun laws
Earlier this year, Congress had a chance to pass common-sense legislation to prevent gun violence. Nine out of 10 Americans supported expanded background checks, but still Congress failed to act. On Wednesday, OFA supporters united to ask their members of Congress what will it take to finally act to prevent gun violence?
Take a look at how volunteers and community leaders across the country rallied ...
Read all about it: Americans ask Congress to act to prevent gun violence
From coast to coast, community leaders joined OFA supporters Wednesday to stand up and ask Congress to pass measures to prevent gun violence, including a measure requiring background checks on all commercial gun sales. Here's a look at how OFA made headlines nationwide:
* Pennsylvanians gathered outside Representative Jim Gerlach's office to ask him to support legislation that would expand background checks ...
How background checks can help fix America's broken gun laws
The Center for American Progress is out today with a new infographic explaining how our country's gun laws are broken. Too often dangerous people, even those legally barred from owning guns, can still purchase firearms without background checks to stop them. That includes convicted felons, domestic abusers, and the seriously mentally ill.
Check out the full infographic by clicking image above.
We need to ...