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.
California may have the strongest gun laws in the nation, but the recent shooting rampage in Isla Vista reminds us that we must do even more to prevent gun violence. And now we have an opportunity to address the specific instances that led to the Isla Vista tragedy -- by making sure people at risk for violence do not have immediate access to firearms.
California teachers just had a major victory in our fight to prevent gun violence, and it is thanks in no small part to thousands of Courage members like you who signed on to support them. Earlier this month, CalSTRS, the largest teachers’ pension fund in the world, successfully divested $500 million from gun manufacturer Remington Outdoors.Read More
Courage Campaign led the fight for gun safety and the Legislature listened. The California Senate and Assembly passed the gun violence prevention package known as the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act and now we need to urge Gov. Brown to stand up to the NRA and immediately sign this lifesaving legislation.Read More
Thanks to YOUR support of the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement (LIFE) Act, California is now 33% percent of the way toward the safest, smartest gun laws in the country. All eight bills that make up the LIFE Act have passed the State Senate, and one (SB 140) has already been signed into law by Gov. Brown. Next up, the Assembly.Read More
After over 60,000 Courage members made calls, sent e-mails, gave money and mobilized their friends, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Sen. Feinstein's legislation banning assault weapons. Now we need your support to pass this legislation in the full Senate.Read More
It was unclear if President Obama would continue to push for the assault weapons ban in his State of the Union address after NRA attacks and a complaints from weak-kneed Democrats. Courage members called on the president to stand strong and he did. Become a monthly donor to Courage and give us the resources to keep fighting.Read More
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.