Approximately 40% of gun sales are made without any background check—giving convicted felons, the dangerously mentally ill and others unchecked access to firearms. It’s long past time to require a background check on every gun sale in America.
The insurrectionist ideology promoted by the NRA and other pro-gun groups is corrosive to the democratic values and institutions that protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. It’s time for patriotic Americans to set the record straight when it comes to our Constitution.
Semiautomatic, military-style firearms are designed for one purpose: to kill people en masse, and quickly. They have no place on our streets, and are a threat to law enforcement officers and civilians alike.
The pro-gun movement frequently claims that civilians who carry guns in public are the most law-abiding citizens in America. The truth, however, is far darker, as screening and training requirements for these individuals is minimal at best in most states.
Microstamping is a modern technology that makes it possible to trace guns from expended cartridges found at crime scenes. Despite its revolutionary crime-solving promise, the gun industry is fighting hard to prevent microstamping’s implementation at the state and federal level.
Countermarketing is an innovative strategy that allows municipal officials and law enforcement to use their “buyer power” to force the gun industry to market and distribute its products in a more responsible manner.
NRA-drafted laws are turning 3,000 years of jurisprudence on its head and allowing vigilantes to get away with murder, even when they could safely walk away.
Mental health screening for gun buyers in the United States is shallow, arbitrary and often unfair. A new standard must be developed that focuses on dangerousness—whether or not someone with mental illness presents a threat to self or others.
Legislators have given the gun industry special protections that no other industry in the country enjoys, including immunity from most negligence-based lawsuits.