It’s been 200 days since the U.S. House passed #HR8, a bill that would require background checks on ALL gun sales in America; the Senate has yet to follow its example. ⠀ ⠀ Send your senators a message to take action to update #BackgroundChecksNow. Use our tool at the link in our bio.
Too many Americans have become members of a club no one wants to join: survivors of gun violence. ⠀ ⠀ Join the movement of Americans working to end gun violence that is tearing apart our families and communities. Text READY to 644-33 to join a Moms Demand Action chapter near you.
It’s clear: The 2020 Presidential Gun Sense Candidates are serious about tackling the issue of gun violence if elected. That’s because voters like you have demanded it.⠀ ⠀ Learn more about their positions at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #DemDebate#DemocraticDebate
BREAKING: 17 presidential candidates have been awarded our 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction! ⠀ ⠀ These candidates are committed to gun safety, and our volunteers are committed to helping elect one of them as the next President of the United States.
Kroger has taken a public stand for gun safety. Have you?⠀ ⠀ Join the movement of Americans demanding common-sense solutions to our nation’s gun violence crisis. Text CHECKS to 644-33 to tell be connected to your senators.
Last night, members of the House Judiciary Committee formed an impromptu “chapter” of Moms Demand Action, while marking up three lifesaving gun safety bills: one that would prohibit high-capacity magazines, disarm hate crime offenders, and allow family and law enforcement to intervene when people pose a risk to themselves or others.⠀ ⠀ All three bills advanced out of committee! 👏👏👏 ⠀ ⠀ Read the full story at the link in our bio.
Capitol Hill was bustling today with our volunteers, gun violence survivors and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who are calling for stronger gun laws at the federal level.⠀ ⠀ We cannot afford to wait any longer: Now that Congress is back in session, demand your senators take immediate action to pass legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law. Text CHECKS to 644-33 to be connected. #EndGunViolence
@Walmart is one of numerous corporate leaders calling on Congress to take action on gun violence. ⠀ ⠀ Be a part of the chorus of Americans calling for stronger federal gun laws. Text CHECKS to 644-33 to be connected to your senators. #BackgroundChecksNow
Laws that keep guns out of the hands of people in crisis, like Red Flag laws, have been proven to reduce suicide by gun.⠀ ⠀ This #SuicidePrevention Awareness Month, tell your senators to protect people in crisis by passing a strong Red Flag law. Send them a message at the link in our bio.
This month marks one year since Symone Ervin’s beloved son, Nigel, took his life with a gun. Her heartbreaking story is one shared by too many Americans.⠀ ⠀ Read Symone's tribute to Nigel on the #MomentsThatSurvive Memory Wall, and share your own story. Find it at the link in our bio. #suicideprevention
Not one, not two, but THREE of America’s leading retailers joined the growing number of businesses who are rejecting gun extremism and saying no to open carry of firearms in their stores.⠀ ⠀ Take some time today to thank @Walgreens, @Wegmans and @CVSPharmacy for having gun sense!
Our grassroots army of volunteers has helped convince some of America’s most prominent brands to stand up for public safety by strengthening gun policies in their establishments. Take a look at some of our victories, then text READY to 644-33 to join us!
VICTORY!! Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, just announced it will ask customers to refrain from openly carry firearms in its stores⠀ ⠀ The change comes five years after Moms Demand Action launched an aggressive campaign asking the store to end this dangerous practice, and on the same day Walmart announced a similar change to its gun policy.
Thanks to all who lent their voices to this campaign, and to @KrogerCo for listening!⠀ ⠀ Read the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
BREAKING: The man who shot and killed seven people and injured over 20 others in Odessa, Texas, on Saturday reportedly bought the firearm he used from a private seller, evading a federal background check. Authorities said he previously failed a background check. ⠀ ⠀ It’s past time to strengthen federal gun laws. Insist your senators do so by passing legislation to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law. Text CHECKS to 644-33 to be connected.
IT’S WORKING: Moms Demand Action volunteers and other gun safety advocates have been asking Walmart to block open carry in its stores since 2014. Today, Walmart announced it is requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.⠀ ⠀ This is what can happen when Americans stand united against gun extremism and stand up for common-sense gun safety measures.
Gun violence doesn’t take a holiday in America.⠀ ⠀ This #LaborDay, take one simple action to help #EndGunViolence: With just two clicks, send your senators a message urging them to pass background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag Law. Use our tool at the link in our bio.
HEARTBREAKING: The 17-month-old girl who was shot and injured in yesterday’s shooting rampage in Texas has been identified as Anderson Davis. Anderson’s front teeth were knocked out and she has a hole through her bottom lip and tongue.⠀ ⠀ Our children deserve better. Insist your senators take action on gun violence by passing legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law. Use our tool at the link in our bio to send them a message.
Today is the first day of #SuicidePrevention Awareness Month. Throughout this month, we’ll be shining a light on this crisis, sharing stories of Americans whose loved ones have ended their lives by gun suicide. ⠀ ⠀ Like Kerry Kraemer, whose beloved stepfather took his life with a gun in 2007. Now, Kerry advocates for stronger gun laws that limit access to people in crisis, like Red Flag laws. At the link in our bio, read her #MomentsThatSurvive story and share your own.⠀ ⠀ If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-TALK or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 for free, confidential support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.⠀
Our hearts are with the Odessa and Midland, Texas communities, where earlier today, at least five people were killed and 21 were injured when a gunman fled an attempted traffic stop by police and went on a random shooting spree.⠀ ⠀ Each day the Senate fails to act on gun safety, an average of 100 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more are injured. Tell your senators it’s past time to pass background checks on all gun sales and a strong red flag law: Send a message with two clicks at the link in our bio.
Be a part of the largest grassroots group of Americans working to end gun violence in America. ⠀ ⠀ Text READY to 644-33 to join a Moms Demand Demand Action chapter near you. And, no, you don’t have to be a mom to volunteer!
Kayden Johnson, 2⠀ Kristina Curry, 16⠀ Jashon Johnson, 16⠀ Kennedi Powell, 3⠀ Charnija Keys, 11⠀ Myiesha Cannon, 16⠀ Derrel Williams, 15⠀ Eddie Hill IV, 10⠀ Xavier Usanga, 7⠀ Jason Eberhart, 16⠀ Jurnee Thompson, 8⠀ Sentonio Cox, 15⠀ ⠀ Since April, at least 12 children have been killed in fatal gun violence incidents in St. Louis. Say their names and ACT in their honor.⠀ ⠀ Read the full story at the link in our bio.
Ben Tucker has lived through two horrific acts of gun violence: Once, as a photojournalist, he witnessed a gunman shoot and kill hostages being held inside a retail store. Then, as a teacher, his colleague was shot and killed by a 12-year-old student who brought his father’s gun to school—a senseless killing that may have been prevented with responsible gun storage.⠀ ⠀ Read Ben’s Moments That Survive story at the link in our bio, and share your own: everytown.org/tribute/ben-tucker/
Poll after poll demonstrates overwhelming support by Americans, including the majority of gun owners, for requiring background checks on all gun sales.⠀ ⠀ Text CHECKS to 644-33 to call your senators and tell them to update #BackgroundChecksNow, and to pass a strong Red Flag law!
More and more of our elected officials are bucking the NRA and putting public safety ahead of the interests of the gun lobby. In fact, the number of Democrats in the House with “A” ratings from the NRA “has fallen from 63 after the 2008 elections to three after the 2018 midterms.”⠀ ⠀ A clear sign that momentum is on the side of gun safety.⠀ ⠀ Read the full story at the link in our bio.
Our lawmakers CAN take action to protect Americans from gun violence, but we must demand it. ⠀ ⠀ Lend your voice: Text CHECKS to 644-33 to tell your senators to require #BackgroundChecksNow on ALL gun sales and to pass a strong Red Flag law.
Four years ago today, Adam Ward, 27, was shot and killed while filming live for a local news station in Roanoke, Virginia, @WDBJ7.
Now, Adam’s family is keeping his voice alive by “demanding common-sense, evidence-based and effective policies to create a safer tomorrow.”⠀ ⠀ Read their #MomentsThatSurvive story at the link in our bio and share your own.
Gun owners: It is imperative to secure guns in your homes to help prevent shootings by children. ⠀ ⠀ #BeSMART for Kids: Assume curious children and teens can find guns and store them locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition.
While the Senate drags its feet on gun reform, 100 people die and hundreds more are injured every single day by gun violence.⠀ ⠀ Use the tool at the link in our bio to tell your senators to pass background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law.
Repost @StudentsDemand: Local school policies aren’t the only way to keep schools safe— federal policy matters, too. We know that there are federal laws that can help make schools safer: a strong Red Flag law, background checks on ALL gun sales, and raising the age to purchase semi-automatic firearms to 21, to name a few. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If Congress believes in school safety, they should take action now. Read more about the federal initiatives that would improve school safety at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ P.S. Text CHECKS to 644-33 and demand the Senate act on a strong Red Flag law and background checks on all gun sales.
The onus is on ADULTS to ensure children and teens don’t gain access to firearms. ⠀ ⠀ #BeSMART for Kids: Assume children and teens know where guns are stored and keep them locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition.
MUST WATCH: @MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow highlights our nationwide recess rallies calling for background checks on all gun sales—a policy the vast majority of Americans support—and the “electoral cost” some members of Congress will pay if they don’t fall in step with the will of the people. Watch the segment at the link in our bio, then join the rallying cry for background checks on ALL gun sales and a strong Red Flag law. Text CHECKS to 644-33 to be connected to your senators.
New friendships tend to blossom between students at back-to-school time. #BeSMART: Before your child or teen visits the home of a friend, be sure to ask if there are guns in the home and how they are stored. It could mean the difference between life and death.⠀
Americans turned out in droves at Recess Rallies across the country this weekend, demanding the U.S. Senate take action to require background checks on all gun sales and pass a strong Red Flag law.⠀ ⠀ Thank you to all who came out to make your voices heard! #recessrally
HAPPENING NOW: This weekend, while Congress is on recess, we’re rallying in communities across the country to demand the Senate pass legislation requiring background checks on ALL gun sales in America and a strong Red Flag law.
It’s not too late to join us! Text RALLY to 644-33 to find a #RecessRally in your community.