By Jueseppi B.
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.
Start the School Year with Gun Sense
As we send our children back to school this year, we do it with a renewed commitment to providing a safe environment in our homes, schools and communities. Moms Demand Action is offering a few easy ways that you can start the school year with gun sense.
TAKE THE MOM’S PLEDGE
Our kids’ safety depends on all of us. Take our Mom’s Pledge to live with gun sense, and commit to following three simple principles that will help protect children from gun violence. #momspledge.
GO BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING WITH GUN SENSE
Support businesses that support a safe shopping environment. Find out which companies prohibit firearms in their stores, and learn which companies need to enact better policies on guns. Let businesses know you’ll spend your back-to-school dollars at stores with gun sense.
IS YOUR CHILD’S COLLEGE GUN FREE?
If your family is in the midst of a college search, you should know each school’s policy with respect to guns on campus. ArmedCampuses.org is an essential resource to help you quickly understand state laws and individual schools’ policies regarding firearms. Visit ArmedCampuses.org as part of your college selection process.
WATCH: IS THIS THE NEW SCHOOL UNIFORM?
Our powerful new PSA shows why moms won’t stop fighting for common-sense solutions to keep our kids safe.
Gun Violence – Is this the #NewSchoolUniform?
Published on Aug 25, 2013
“A powerful new PSA on gun control and school safety from Moms Demand Action. Spread the word and help make a difference!”
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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.
Today’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in our nation’s capital is beyond horrific. The victims and their families are in all of our thoughts and prayers. We applaud the efforts of all – military, law enforcement, and civilians – who faced this dangerous situation and bravely worked together to protect many lives today. The gunmen are reported to have been armed with a variety of guns, including semi-automatic weapons. The Navy Yard is a secure military facility, with armed guards posted throughout, yet shooters still managed to carry out a mass shooting.
Today’s tragedy is just one more awful example of whyCongress and state legislators must act without delay to strengthen our country’s gun laws. Mass shootings are taking place in America with alarming and increasing regularity, a situation not being played out in any other country in the developed world. Our school children, college students, military heroes and all other Americans are at-risk every day due to lax laws created with assistance from the gun lobby.
The moms of America are awake and we will not tolerate continued inaction. What will it take to wake legislators up to the epidemic of gun violence that is raging out of control in America?
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms
Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms.
The nonpartisan grassroots movement of Americanmothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to
lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just nine months,
the organization has more than 100,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country.
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