By Jueseppi B.
Back to School 2013
Kick off the school year with gun sense. Whether your child is starting his first year of kindergarten or her freshmen year at college, we’re giving you simple ways to promote a safe school year.Take the Mom’s Pledge to live with gun sense; stock up on school supplies at businesses that support gun sense using our back-to-school shopping guide; and find out which campuses are gun-free at our partner site ArmedCampuses.org. Plus, be sure to watch our powerful new PSA which reminds us all why we need to keep calling Congress and demanding gun reform. Together, we can make sure this school year is safe, productive and full of #gunsense.
Back to School Shopping Guide
In late August, a woman shopping in a North Carolina Staples storeaccidentally shot herself when shopping with her two-year-old son. It’s just another incident that shows the danger of allowing guns in places they don’t belong.
Moms make the vast majority of the spending decisions in American families. It’s time for us to use our economic power to reward companies that put our safety first, and pressure those that don’t. Here’s a quick guide to companies that have gun sense, and those that don’t. If you don’t see a business listed here, ask the store manager where you shop. Let companies know that you want them to start the school year with gun sense.
Staples told Moms Demand Action that it has a no-gun policy in the state of Arizona, but it has yet to take this policy nationwide. Individual Staples stores are allowed to prohibit firearms, and many do. Given the recent shooting in North Carolina, it only makes sense for Staples to go gun-free. If you do your back-to-school shopping at Staples, print out this friendly letter and give it to the store manager. Encourage Staples to do the right thing and protect its customers.
The membership warehouse club has a no-firearms policy in their stores. Only authorized law enforcement officers are permitted to carry guns inside a Costco. The company explains: “For the protection of all our members and employees, we feel this is a reasonable and prudent precaution to ensure a pleasant shopping experience and safe workplace.”
The nationwide chain prohibits patrons from carrying guns in its stores. According to the company: “The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority, and we believe prohibiting guns at our stores furthers this priority.” Don’t see a sign banning firearms at your local CVS? Ask your store manager to post one. CVS reiterated to Moms Demand Action that it takes its policy seriously and that signs should be posted in areas where state or local laws makes them necessary.
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This chain gets a failing grade for gun sense. Not only does Walmart allow guns in its stores, it also sells assault-style weapons, as well as guns that are marketed to children. Make sure Walmart knows that American moms won’t spend their back to school dollars at a company that won’t prioritize the safety of our kids and families.
“Deja Vu” – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America
Published on Apr 29, 2013
Moms Demand Action was founded to demand action NOW to:
1) Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
2) Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.
3) Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF, and ban online sales of ammunition.
4) Make gun trafficking a federal crime with serious criminal penalties.
5) Counter gun industry lobbyists’ efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.
- Moms Demand Action’s Kim Russell Discusses Starbucks’ Decision to Allow Open Carry in Stores on Fox and Friends Weekend – August 24th, 2013
- Newtown Action Alliance, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America, and National Gun Victims Action Council Urge Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to Meet With Newtown Families, Ban Guns From Stores
How many more rounds are we going to let this go on for?
Published on Apr 10, 2013
“How Many More Rounds?”
Moms Demand Action has launched a campaign to drive support for new and stronger gun laws in America in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. The video, “How many more rounds?,” is an emotive depiction of the damage caused by gun violence. An AR-15 assault weapon is fired in slow motion with each discharged shell casing representing a major shooting in America. The video ends with the message, “How many more rounds are we going to let this go on for?” along with a phone number to the Congress switchboard.
Gun Violence – Is this the #NewSchoolUniform ?
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