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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:55 AM

 

Pro-Gun Control organizations

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I'd like to start by creating a thread for organizations supporting gun control legislation.

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

http://www.bradycampaign.org/

The Joyce Foundation

http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/gun-violence-prevention/

The Violence Policy

http://www.vpc.org/

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/home/home.shtml

Americans For Responsible Solutions

http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

Please add any groups working to support gun control legislation which are sources for statistics on gun violence or that may need our financial support to oppose the pro-gun lobby.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:18 PM

1. Good Info!

 

I especially liked the links provided by the VPC on the gun lobby! A real eye opener.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:48 PM

2. A few good sources for research and statistics on gun violence.

The Harvard School of Public Health has a bunch of studies and links to overviews about certain issues:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearms-research/

Johns Hopkins also has a good gun policy research center.
http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-gun-policy-and-research/

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 01:05 PM

3. Thanks guys. Glad to see this Group off to a good start.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 03:09 PM

4. The Children's Defense Fund is an excellent source for statistics on gun violence and children.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 03:47 PM

5. Great group of posters in one thread!

From a legal perspective; Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Legal Community Against Violence) http://smartgunlaws.org/

Wendy Cukier President, Coalition for Gun Control of Canada is a good source for an International perspective from our Northern neighbors. http://guncontrol.ca/

A couple of news feeds that follow published shootings; Ohh Shoot highlights unintentional shootings. http://ohhshoot.blogspot.com/
A searchable list of accidental shootings reported by the media. http://accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com/tagged/gun-control

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:15 PM

6. Could the host(s) pls pin this thread? Also add:

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:19 PM

7. This site lists the NRAs board, along with idiotic things they have said, conflicts of interest, etc

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 09:08 AM

8. Ceasefire

There's Ceasefire, not sure if actually a guncontrol group per se, or rather an anti crime program stemming from an anti guncrime initiative which was spurred by 'project exile' out of richmond virginia in late 90's (a federal program despite nra's bragadoccio).
They send me a link & pennsy updates on about a monthly basis. It might be 'state specific' to pennsylvania - most of the states I think, have some sort of effort like it.

CeaseFirePA is building a statewide network of communities taking a stand against gun violence. In cities and towns across Pennsylvania, individuals and organizations have already taken the first steps toward safer neighborhoods by launching their own local initiatives to reduce gun violence. CeaseFirePA is working to connect those leaders, and join and magnify their voices as one.

I'm a member of brady campaign btw, several years, I would encourage others to join; I don't believe a membership fee, tho you will get the usual emails which are generally quite informative & include the usual RFD clickons. Sarah Brady & her husband Pat (was it? wounded by john hinckley with RR) are republicans, a couple of their shining stars imo. I also belong to the group recently formed by Gabby Giffords, Americans for Responsbile something (sorry). Don't actually belong to ceasefire just rec their emails.

Here's a link which lists a lot of our guncontrol orgs in one concise website: from Virginia Center for Public Safety is a non-profit, non-partisan grass roots organization dedicated to the reduction of gun violence in Virginia.
--- Now, the list below from VaCPS is evidently put out by the nra, so it contains some slanted views on the groups, but surprisingly the remarks aren't malicious or really that bad. Use it as a concise list is all, and when reading the synopses consider the source. If you can live with the irony of a 'concise list' put out by the enemy, eh?
http://vacps.org/nra-anti-gun-organizations

Here below is the info synopsis the nra has about ceasefire, & you can see relatively mild:
CeaseFire, Inc. Headquarters: 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10104(212) 484-1616 http://www.ceasefire.org
Executive Director: Elizabeth Schmidt
CeaseFire, Inc. was formed in 1995 with a stated mission to "reshape the gun violence debate in America." Infused with money from Courtney Love, the widow of rock star Curt Cobain, who committed suicide, the organization signed on the numerous high-profile celebrities and business people listed below to their advisory panel. CeaseFire runs TV Public Service Announcements with celebrities and runs print advertising in major newspapers and magazines with the message that guns are dangerous and gun ownership is a threat to family and friends. Their stated goal is to promote "handgun-free homes and families" by claiming that gun ownership is a public health threat.


If you'd rather not post a list from the nra, no problem, I'd understand.

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:15 PM

10. Thanks

We have an active Ceasefire group in Colorado, started by Tom Mauser whose son was killed at Columbine. He has testified in Washington and Denver many times. The group needs support from the thousands who agree but don't speak out.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 02:38 PM

9. Point of information:

 

Are "progressive gun control organizations" progressive because they are noted for their generally progressive policies, or because they are mere supportive of "gun control?" I have in mind the Brady organization, which was founded by Reagan-era Republicans. Thanks.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 02:40 PM

11. considering Sarah Brady spoke at Democratic conventions and supported Democrats

and was good on this issue.

this complaint seems ridiculous.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 04:54 PM

12. ^^^^

Blocked

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 05:16 PM

14. This group should ban this propaganda that "gun control organizations are Republican"

...And that I am somehow supposed to be in solidarity with the anti-gun-control people. They have repeatedly poured sand in the gears of threads about gun control with this stupid talking point.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:24 PM

15. No, it's the

NRA and its right-wing supporters who are Republican, and both we and they know who they are here on DU.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 12:59 PM

13. Sandy Hook Promise

 

I Promise to honor the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

I Promise to do everything I can to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence.

http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 05:06 PM

17. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10:41 PM

18. Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Another valuable gun control Group:

http://smartgunlaws.org/about-gun-laws/

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:22 PM

19. I'm new here. Wanted to share this video in memorial to all of the Sandy Hook victims.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 01:29 PM

20. Black Ribbon America

I run a campaign to fight for a reasonable gun registration in every state that covers every gun sold .We create petitions ,post articles, and raise funds by selling t-shirt with a message.We're active on most social networks.We have plan is we get the funding to directly challenge every statement the NRA puts out there in a very public way.Press conferences like they have should be addressed in press conferences with a reasonable gun ownerships view.

I wanted to put a full page ad Washington Post at the time that would of explained why a guard in every school won't work or could most school systems in this country afford it. But a full page ad costs $60,000 it was worth it but it was beyond my means.Every time they make a stupid statement it should be challenged every time it's not they win by default.

I'm willing to do it but I can't not in any meaningful way.

I've already stated in many places I will debate the NRA anywhere at anytime so far no answer

You want to know more go here

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