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Dear Congressman/woman or Dear Senator

Gun violence is a public health issue, and it is taking an unacceptable toll on the lives and safety of our children, our families, and our communities. Our society deserves better. With the news of yet another mass shooting, the time has come to demand more from you and others who represent us. We ask that you create and/or support the meaningful policy changes outlined below to curtail the deadly epidemic of gun violence.

As your constituents and fellow Americans, we call on you to take action to:

  • Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America and expand coverage to private sales and gun shows to ensure that all prohibited purchasers are, in fact, prevented from obtaining and possessing firearms.
  • Ban assault weapons and ban high-capacity ammunition magazines, which have no place in civilian life and frequently prohibit or interfere with lawful police interventions in violent circumstances.
  • Work with law enforcement and gun violence survivor groups to develop and pass data-driven extreme risk laws.
  • Raise the age for purchase of semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21.
  • Create requirements for trigger locks and safe gun storage.
  • Make gun trafficking a federal crime, with real penalties for “straw purchasers,” and advocate for funding of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to expand resources that support enforcement of laws to address gun violence.
  • Require microstamping technology on all firearms sold, bought, or delivered in order to improve bullet tracing by law enforcement.

Each of these recommended policy changes have broad public support (Gallup, Pew Research) and are each supported by research into policy impacts and mass shootings (Johns Hopkins, The Violence Project).

We look forward to working with you to enact these common-sense public health and safety measures to reduce gun violence. Faith without works is dead. Thoughts and prayers must be accompanied by swift action and policy change to save lives.

Sincerely, ______

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It happened. Again.
Another mass shooting.

Since the 21 lives were lost in Uvalde, 536 mass shootings have occurred in America.  And so far this year, there have been 130 mass shootings. We are in a constant cycle of sadness, anger, fear, and frustration. But there’s something else that the majority of Americans share: a hunger for change.


Multiple research reports show that a significant majority of Americans (across all parties and among gun owners and non-owners alike) express support for several common-sense gun safety measures. These include:

  • 86% of Americans support “Red Flag” laws to permit court orders for temporary removal of firearms from a person deemed a substantial danger to themselves or others
  • 89% of Americans support expanding federal background checks to cover private sales and gun-show purchases
  • 76% of Americans support increasing the age to purchase certain types of firearms to 21
  • 56% of Americans support banning assault-style weapons (such as the AR-15)

We, the people, have the power to direct our elected officials; they are elected to represent our interests. We must tell them we want swift, meaningful action and policy changes to prevent gun violence.

Contact your state legislators as well as your U.S. congressional representatives now.

It’s easy: simply copy and paste the letter above or take a few moments to personalize it with the policy positions you prefer. Then share it and encourage others to do the same.

As horrific as the Uvalde and Nashville shootings were, gun violence doesn’t stop there. Continuous killings happen every hour in America.

In the last 10 years, there have been 130 mass shootings in America

Gun Violence Stats From The Last 10 Years

Total Gun-Related Deaths
Total Gun-Related Injuries
Total Mass Shootings
Total Mass Murders
Total Number of Children (Ages 0-11)
Total Number of Teenagers (Ages 12-17)

Firearms are the leading cause of death for American children and teens

The US gun homicide rate is 26 times higher than that of other high-income countries

Gun homicides per 100,000 residents