Ending Gun Violence
In response to recent mass shootings and the fact that 33 Americans are murdered by guns every day, Courage Campaign members demand meaningful action to end gun violence. We are pursuing multiple avenues of reform, including California's LIFE Act (of which Courage is a sponsor) and collaborating with partners around the country to help end America’s epidemic of gun violence, while respecting Second Amendment rights.
Governor Brown VETOED the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act, including a bill that would have created the nation's first loophole-free assault weapons ban. He chose to put craven political considerations above the safety and well-being of California’s more than 38 million residents. Please donate so we can make sure Gov. Brown hears your voice, as we share the stories of Californians lost to gun violence and educate him about the value of gun safety.
Key bills from the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act sit on Gov. Brown's desk -- including a loophole-free assault weapons ban and background checks for ammunition purchases. With the stroke of a pen, he could give California the smartest, safest gun laws in the nation, but he has a poor track record when it comes to gun safety. We must convince Gov. Brown to sign these laws to protect Californians from more senseless gun violence.
Four Democrats just voted against universal background checks for gun purchases. Background checks are supported by more than 90% of Americans, and three of these Senators are up for re-election in 2014. Pledge: "I won't donate a dime or lift a finger for any Democrat who opposes universal background checks -- or any party committee like the DSCC or DNC that spends money to get them elected."
On April 16th, the NRA is going to descend on the Capitol in Sacramento expecting to enjoy another day spouting lies and waving signs that depict President Obama as a dictator. Well, we've got a surprise for them. Air Courage is on the way, and it will make them face the facts. 61% of California support stronger guns laws like the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act. So, we're going to fly a plane with a banner that says "61% WANT STRONGER GUN LAWS = LIFE ACT". Can you help get this banner in the air?
Close loopholes and make common sense reforms. Become a citizen co-sponsor of the LIFE Act. Eight bills that will make California's gun laws, the safest in the nation.
Will real gun safety reform move forward, or will the Senate Judiciary Committee kill it? Please take a minute, call, and ask your Senator to support all four bills. We’ll provide the phone number and a sample script.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee can use their majority to pass every gun safety bill onto the full Senate. Tell them NOT to back down.
Next Tuesday, President Obama will make his State of the Union address, outlining his legislative priorities. Is the assault weapons ban one of them? Ask him to say so loud and clear.
The world's largest retailer -- and America's largest gun dealer -- could make a good faith effort to help stop gun violence by joining Dick's Sporting Goods in voluntarily stopping sales of assault weapons. Tell Walmart: "Put public safety ahead of profit and stop selling assault weapons."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is authoring a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammo, but she needs our help.