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Shannon Watts, Everytown For Gun Safety: Fight Gun Violence With Your VOTE.


 

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns/Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

 

If our elected officials won’t change our gun laws, it’s time to change our elected officials.

I was in the Senate gallery one year ago today when a minority of U.S. Senators blocked a bill to expand criminal background checks. They caved under pressure from the Washington gun lobby instead of standing up for more than 90% of the American people who supported the bill. They made the wrong choice.

That’s why I’m proud to announce the launch of Gun Sense Voter, an unprecedented initiative to mobilize Americans in all 50 states to fight gun violence with their votes.

I’m writing to ask you to pledge to vote for candidates in local, state and federal elections who support common-sense laws to reduce gun violence. And, at the same time, help us show others the door.

Will you take the pledge to become a Gun Sense Voter today?

Are you a Gun Sense Voter? Here’s how you’ll know:

 

  • You believe that felons and domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to guns.
  • You think guns don’t belong in places like churches, schools and playgrounds.
  • You think our elected officials should be as passionate about the safety of our communities as they are about the right to bear arms.
  • You understand that each and every vote matters when it comes to reducing gun violence — and you’re not afraid to use yours to create change.

 

If you’re a mom, a mayor, a survivor, a police officer, or a concerned citizen who thinks that our elected officials must do more to stop gun violence, then you’re a Gun Sense Voter.

 

Make it official and take the Gun Sense Voter pledge right now:

 

http://www.GunSenseVoter.org/

 

I’ve taken the pledge, and I hope you will too.

 

It’s the most important thing you can do to make sure we finally get the common-sense gun laws that will keep our fellow Americans safe from gun violence.

 

Thank you,

 

Shannon Watts
Founder
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America

P.S. — When you take the pledge, please make sure you check the box if you can volunteer in your community. The Gun Sense Voter team will be reaching out to some volunteers all across the country to organize trainings in the weeks ahead, and we hope to see you there!

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies. We are moms, mayors, survivors, and concerned citizens. 



We depend on contributions from supporters like you to fund our important work to reduce gun violence.

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WHAT IS GUN SENSE?

 

Gun Sense is the simple idea that we can do more to keep our families and communities safe from gun violence. It’s the belief that we, as Americans don’t have to tolerate 31,000 deaths from gun violence every year.

If you believe that felons and domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to guns; if you think guns don’t belong in places like churches, schools and playgrounds; If you think our elected officials should be as passionate about the safety of our communities as they are about the right to bear arms: You have Gun Sense.

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Michael Bloomberg Announces $50 Million Project to Fight Gun Violence

 

Published on Apr 16, 2014

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States through a new lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety.
Bloomberg said in a New York Times article published Tuesday evening that he plans to spend the $50 million — at least — through Everytown’s advocacy work as well as “personal expenditures.”

 

“I put $50 million this year, last year into coal, $53 million into oceans,” he told the Times about the causes he supports. “Certainly a number like that, $50 million. Let’s see what happens.”

 

The group will have kick-off events in several cities across the country on Wednesday to spread the word and launch the “Gun Sense Voter” campaign that aims to mobilize 1 million voters to support officials and laws that tout gun safety.

 

 

 

 

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Shannon Watts, Mayors Against Illegal Guns: VICTORY, Facebook heard you!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Thanks to hundreds of thousands of supporters like you, Facebook and Instagram just announced new policies to crack down on illegal gun sales!

 

These are real, common-sense policies — and they’re going to make Facebook and Instagram safer for all users.1 As a mom and a Facebook user, I’m thrilled to share this news.

 

Join me by spreading the word about this amazing victory with your friends and family on Facebook and on Twitter! If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, please forward this email.

 

 

These new Facebook and Instagram policies include several measures that will drastically reduce the chances of illegal gun sales on its platform, such as letting users report suspicious gun posts, deleting posts that offer to buy and sell guns without background checks, requiring Facebook gun page owners to post a notice that says users must comply with all applicable laws, and warning Instagram users about the law when they search for gun offers.

 

What’s more, all individual gun offers and pages dedicated to gun sales will be blocked for users under 18 — a critical measure for keeping our kids safe online.

 

This victory marks a huge milestone in the history of our movement — and it all took shape in less than a month, thanks to you!

 

Moms Demand Action got its start on Facebook, a place I knew I could turn to find other like-minded moms and make our voices heard in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown. Facebook and Instagram have taken a major step forward to prevent gun sales, and we will hold them accountable to these promises going forward.

 

But there’s still so much more that can be done – by corporations, by Congress, by state and local political leaders — to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

 

We’re all working together to change the culture on gun laws, one step at a time. This is just the first page in an exciting new chapter in the fight for common-sense gun laws, and I hope you will continue to be there every step of the way.

 

Please share the news with your friends and family on Facebookand on Twitter today, and let them know about the momentum for common-sense gun laws that you’ve helped us build.

 

We aren’t going away until all Americans can live free from fear of gun violence — Facebook and Instagram heard our message, and now we need to take it even further.

 

Thanks for being a part of this historic moment,

 

Shannon Watts
Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

 

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Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America: Sign The Petition. Tell Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…No Gun Sales To Children On Facebook.


 

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Kentucky teen illegally bought 9mm handgun on @Facebook. Help #EndFacebookGunShows now:

 

Thanks! Now spread the word.

 

 

Would you want your child — or a classmate — to be able to buy a gun on Facebook?

 

That’s exactly what happened in Kentucky. A teenager bought a 9mm handgun from a stranger on Facebook and brought it to his Greenup County High School homecoming game.

 

Thankfully, no one was hurt and the seller is facing criminal charges this month.

 

But Facebook continues to let strangers buy and trade guns with no oversight, allowing guns to fall into the wrong hands.

 

This Thursday, Moms Demand Action volunteers plan to deliver more than 100,000 petition signatures calling on Facebook to prohibit all gun sales. Add your name now to make your signature part of the delivery.

 

Click here to automatically add your name to the petition to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

 

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As a mother of five, my heart aches at the thought that any one of my kids can easily log into Facebook and find someone willing to illegally sell them a gun.

 

Facebook can prevent this nightmare from coming true again. Other companies, including Craigslist, Google+ and eBay, already prohibit gun sales. That’s what we’ve been telling them in our recent meetings, and that’s what we’ll remind them when we deliver our petition with your signature.

 

We’re delivering the petitions in just three days. And we need as many signatures as possible to show Facebook that we mean business. Your name will make a difference.

 

Sign the petition automatically by clicking here:

 

http://act.demandaction.org/sign/Facebook-Gun

 

I’ll keep you up to date on our negotiations with Facebook. Our hope is they do the right thing and end this social media gun show for good. But until then, we need to keep the pressure on.

 

Thanks for speaking out,

 

Shannon Watts
Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

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JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO END GUN SALES ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM: Moms Demand Action Releases Video With a “Closer Look” at Gun Sales On Social Networks.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO END GUN SALES ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

 

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Systrom,

 

Your platforms unfortunately allow users to buy, sell, and trade firearms without requiring criminal background checks.

 

Other online platforms including Craigslist, eBay, and Google+ have already prohibited these sales.

 

I ask that you put an end to this completely unregulated social media gun show and prohibit gun sales from your platforms immediately.

 

Facebook and Instagram are currently being used to facilitate sales and trades of firearms between private sellers.

 

Most of these sales and trades can take place without background checks, meaning that there’s no way to stop a Facebook or Instagram user from potentially selling a gun to a felon, a domestic abuser or another dangerous person who would otherwise be prohibited from obtaining a gun.

 

Send a letter to Facebook and Instagram’s chief executives and tell them to end this social media gun show now.

 

 

A Closer Look: End Facebook Gun Sales

 

Published on Feb 7, 2014

On the heels of Facebook’s 10th anniversary and the “look back” videos that have dominated newsfeeds this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released a parody video to take a “closer look” at how Facebook makes it easy for guns to be bought and sold online — without criminal background checks.

SHARE our new video and ask your friends to SIGN our petition asking Facebook and Instagram to enact policies prohibiting gun sales: http://www.DemandAction.org/Facebook

 

 

 

Moms Demand Action Releases Its Take on Facebook Anniversary Videos With a “Closer Look” at Gun Sales on the Social Network

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

On the heels of Facebook’s 10th anniversary and the “look back” videos that have dominated newsfeeds this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released its own riff on the videos to take a “closer look” at how Facebook makes it easy for guns to be bought and sold online – without criminal background checks.

 

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Last week Moms Demand Action launched a campaign to call on Facebook and Instagram (owned by Facebook) to prohibit gun sales and trades on their site. Unlike other online platforms like Craigslist and Google+, Facebook and Instagram allow gun sales and trades – making them unregulated online marketplaces where felons, domestic abusers and other dangerous people can easily obtain firearms.

 

The campaign has shed a light on the vast, unregulated market for private gun sales on the internet. An estimated 6.6 million gun transfers occur every year without a background check, many through online transactions like those initiated via Facebook and Instagram.

 

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In 2011, the City of New York conducted an unprecedented undercover investigation of firearm sales online by determining whether unlicensed sellers advertising guns for sale on the internet are complying with federal law to refuse to sell to people who admit that they could not pass a background check – a disturbing 62 percent of these sellers agreed to sell to buyers who said they probably couldn’t pass a background check.

 

Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns have called on supporters to share memes, post comments on Facebook, and tweet to #EndFacebookGunShows. The petition asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has already received more than 30,000 signatures.

 

 

Moms Demand Action: No More Silence

 

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December 14, 2013, will mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is partnering with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to commemorate the anniversary with No More Silence, a campaign to honor the victims and show our resolve never to be silent again about gun violence. The campaign will culminate on December 14 with more than 50 events in 35 states. Each event will include a communal ringing of bells—a moment of No More Silence—to remember the victims and to show that the time for silence is over

 

 

 

 

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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 American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just one year, the organization has more than 130,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country. The group recently joined forces with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter @MomsDemand

 

 

I Used To Support Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’s Bid For Texas Governor. I No Longer Do.

 

Wendy Davis supports open carry gun law in Texas

 

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I Used To Support Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’s Bid For Texas Governor. I No Longer Do.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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From By ASSOCIATED PRESS:

 

Wendy Davis supports open carry gun law in Texas


AUSTIN, Texas — The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But the next governor could change that.

 

Rising Democratic star and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has joined her top Republican rival in supporting a proposed “open carry” law. It would allow people with concealed handgun licenses to wear a pistol on their hip, in full view, while in public.

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History suggests that Davis’ position is a pragmatic one…Not if you use common sense. | AP Photo

 

Davis has said she supports expanding gun rights in Texas. In a statement to The Associated Press, she said that includes open-carry — a position that puts her at odds with her own party but could keep her from alienating gun rights advocates in a deeply conservative state where the Second Amendment is sacrosanct.

 

Davis’ position now aligns her with her Republican gubernatorial rival, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, marking her latest effort to eliminate it as a wedge issue in the campaign.

 

The state senator from Fort Worth said such a law should allow private property owners to determine whether weapons could be openly carried on their property. She also said background checks and training requirements would “help ensure that only mentally stable, law-abiding citizens may carry, whether concealed or open.”

 

But her party and influential Democratic colleagues, including a fellow state senator running for lieutenant governor, disagree.

 

“There is little or no public safety justification for open carry,” said Emmanuel Garcia, spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party.

 

Kellye Burke, who leads the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, also opposes Davis’ position. She said the open carry of firearms, whether rifles or pistols, “is meant to be a sign of intimidation. It’s not about protection.”

 

“I don’t think people are aware of it. They just haven’t seen it yet. People are completely shocked how strange and lawless it looks to have that kind of firepower in our daily life,” Burke said.

 

History suggests that Davis’ position is a pragmatic one. Former Gov. Ann Richards, a Democrat, vetoed a concealed handgun measure, but Republican George W. Bush made it a major campaign issue when he defeated Richards for governor in 1994. Texas passed its concealed handgun law the next year.

 
Thank you ASSOCIATED PRESS.

 

I was a proud supporter of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis…but she took that support and traded it into the NRAssholes and gun manufactures without a care in the world. I am staunchly Anti-Gun. I support NO gun candidates for public office.

 

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Two Statements From Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America Founder, Ms. Shannon Watts.

 

Statement by Moms Demand Action Founder, Shannon Watts, on Wendy Davis’s Open Carry Announcement

 

By Moms Demand Action

 

Earlier today, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced that she supports new laws that would allow Texans to openly carry loaded firearms in public. Davis’s position is disappointing and dangerous given that there is no federal or state requirement for background checks on private gun sales in Texas, making it easy for felons and other dangerous criminals, including domestic abusers, to get guns.

 

In November, while several members of Moms Demand Action gathered in a restaurant outside Dallas, nearly 40 open carry activists stood in the parking lot with long guns – including semi-automatic rifles – waiting for our mom members to leave the restaurant. This episode of intimidation illustrates clearly that with rights come responsibilities, and passing background checks on all gun sales should be the priority before passing laws that allow open carry.

 

Davis has voiced her support for background checks – this past September she said, ‘If I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks atgun shows, I would sign that.’ And just this week the commissioners of Travis County, Texas, stood up for background checks at gun shows in their county.

 

As a mother, as an elected official, and as a champion of survivors of domestic abuse victims, we expect State Senator Davis to do the same and close the background check loophole to protect Texas families.

 

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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 American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just one year, the organization has more than 130,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country. The group recently joined forces with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter @MomsDemand

 

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