Grandmothers Against Gun Violence

We are an active, enduring, effective grassroots organization. We show up. We write legislators, sign petitions, attend candidate forums, participate in rallies, partner with like-minded groups to add voices to the cause. We believe in public education on the topic of gun responsibility and gun violence. Our strength is in our numbers and persistence. We are grass roots with deep roots and, as grandmothers, we seek a safer world for our grandchildren and for theirs.

The Problem

Gun violence is a public health and safety issue. A leading cause of premature death in the US, guns kill almost 30,000 people each year and injure 60,000. Risk of accidental shootings and mishandling are high due to lack of safe storage and regulation, and due to gun purchasing loopholes many people who are not mentally stable purchase weapons. Everyone, especially students, live in constant risk of shootings. Gun violence affects families and children across the nation, and needs to be addressed on a local and federal level.

The Solution

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence works collaboratively with other groups to advocate for gun responsibility, reduce violence, and remedy the complex societal factors that contribute to a culture of gun violence. As first steps, we endorse the following actions:

  • Closing gun sale loopholes and requiring universal background checks on gun sales;
  • Banning the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines
  • Banning the sale of military style assault weapons
  • Safe storage of guns

We also support efforts to improve access to and delivery of mental health services and increased research into the causes of violence and into effective prevention. We educate voters and advocate for gun safety with legislators. We aim to empower every member of our community across generations to fight for the right to safety and legislation.

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