Spread the Word
The Gun Violence Prevention movement needs the support of concerned citizens who want to make this country safe for their families, their neighbors and themselves. In order to accomplish our goals of making America safe, by having our legislators pass sensible gun laws, they need to hear from you.
Start your own Facebook page or Twitter page and let people know that this is a vital issue to you, and that you want to connect with like-minded people that do not want to see this epidemic of gun violence as the new “normal”.
The Newtown Action Alliance stages several events throughout the year to show our support for sensible gun laws, and to demonstrate to the leaders in Washington, DC that we are not going away, and that our voices will continue to be heard.
You can be part of our efforts by joining our events, or by getting involved in your community. Activities all across the country show our leaders, and the media, that we will not be intimidated by the gun lobby and their supporters.
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Sign up for our newsletters here so that you will know what activities are being planned, what progress is being made throughout the country in terms of legislation, campaigns to #EndGunViolence, and how you can lend a hand and a voice.
Gun violence is a problem in America that can’t be ignored. We encourage you to give victims of gun violence a voice, and declare that you’ll be casting a vote in their honor. We are calling the campaign the #Ghost Vote. The aim of the new campaign is to put common-sense gun laws at the top of the agenda leading to the elections.
Everyone Supports Expanded Federal Background Checks. Except Congress. Demand Action.
Nothing Accomplished in DC
90% of Americans and 90% of gun owners support expanded Federal background checks. But Congress is only listening to the NRA lobbyists. Every year busloads of NAA activists, families of victims and survivors from Newtown and around the nation hand deliver letters to each member of Congress in support of expanded background checks. These letters are co-signed by groups representing over 26 Million Americans. Take your own action by calling the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak with your representatives’ offices. It’s easy. Demand they support expanded background checks. So far background checks have stopped more than 2 million dangerous individuals from purchasing guns, but we need to close all the loopholes with a strong Federal law.
Gun Makers Only Industry that Can’t be Sued. Wait, what?
Did you know that gun manufacturers are the only industry in America that is protected from lawsuits? Let that sink in. In 2005 Congress passed The federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) which grants broad immunity from liability to gun manufacturers and dealers in federal and state courts. Toys are better regulated. Victims of gun violence are the only citizens with such restricted rights to sue a manufacturer of a dangerous product.
Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter was killed in the Aurora Colorado movie theater shooting, are asking Congress to support the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act to repeal PLCAA . Click HERE to sign onto the letter to support Sandy and Lonnie.
Unload your Mutual Fund: Don’t Invest in Gun Profiteers
Before the Sandy Hook tragedy, it never occurred to us that our 401Ks, 529s, and IRAs and other accounts could be invested in mutual funds and stocks of companies that profit from the sale of guns and ammunition. Sickeningly, gun sales increase after every well publicized mass shooting.
You can help make a difference by unloading your investments in the gun industry. Reuters has compiled a list of more than 500 mutual funds that have stock holdings worth billions in these three gun manufacturers: Vista Outdoors, Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson.
You can find out if you are invested in these three gun manufacturers by checking this list. We hope you will contact your broker or fund manager to unload your investments in the gun industry right away.