Enough is enough. No woman should live in fear that her abusive boyfriend might buy a gun, and no mother should live in fear that her child could be shot at school. We have lost too many lives to gun violence, and we’re demanding action now.
We agree with the over 95 percent of Americans saying that we need universal background checks before gun purchases.
The “boyfriend loophole” currently allows dating partners convicted of domestic abuse to purchase guns–we say that needs to end today.
Military-style assault rifles and high-capacity magazines have no place in our everyday communities and on our streets.
Suicide kills more Americans than any other type of gun fatality. We need to empower primary care physicians and mental health specialists to speak to their patients about guns and to act when lives are in danger.
We need to empower families and law enforcement to intervene when they fear a family member is an imminent threat to themselves or others. We’ve experienced too many mass shootings to keep ignoring warning signs.