What kind of America
do YOU want?

Gun Extremists Want a Very Different America

Did you see that crazy NRA video that came out last week? The one where commentator Billy Johnson proposed requiring children to pass a gun proficiency class, proving they can shoot guns? He even said “It wouldn’t matter if they didn’t want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade.” It’s very clear what kind of America the Gun Extremists want. Now it’s time that we let everyone know what kind of America we want! We’re launching “The America We Want” to showcase your stories, your thoughts and your ideas.

Write a Letter to President Obama and tell him what kind of America you want!


 



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let’s build the America We Want!

THIS IS THE
AMERICA
WE WANT

Background Checks for Every Gun Sale
Background checks save lives by keeping guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. We want to close the loopholes that allow criminals, the mentally ill and domestic abusers to buy guns without background checks.

Protecting Women from Violence
Domestic abusers should never have access to guns. Over 30% of women murdered in the US are killed by an intimate partner.1 We want to make sure people who pose a threat are barred from accessing guns.

Our Schools Should be Places of Learning, Not Fear
On the first day of school, our kids’ biggest worries should be what to wear and who to sit with at lunch. They shouldn’t have to worry about finding the route that is least likely to get caught in cross-fire. They shouldn’t have to worry that a school yard argument could turn deadly.

Keeping Our Children Safe
Too often, kids find guns in their own homes, or in the homes of friends. Curiosity overcomes good judgment, and tragedy results. These “accidents” are almost totally preventable. We want strong child access prevention policies to protect our kids, incentivize responsible adult behavior and punish reckless and negligent behavior.

Our Voices are Heard, Our Demands are Answered, Our Vision is Realized
We know that the vast majority — some polls say more than 90% — of Americans want commonsense gun laws to keep our families and communities safe. We’ve been told we’re the silent majority. Not any more. We’re going to keep making ourselves heard, and with your help, our leaders will be forced to listen.

1. Center for American Progress, “Women Under the Gun,” June 2014


THIS IS THE
AMERICA GUN
EXTREMISTS

WANT

Mandatory Shooting Classes for School Kids
NRA commentator Billy Johnson recently proposed requiring children to pass a gun proficiency class, proving they can shoot guns. He even said “It wouldn’t matter if they didn’t want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade.”

Eliminating the PA Background Check System
The gun lobby in PA has been pushing to eliminate Pennsylvania’s background check system and rely only on the national system. PA’s system has more records than the federal system, and the State Police call it a critical law enforcement tool.

Guns Marketed to Children
Crickett Firearms and other gun manufacturers are now marketing guns specifically for children as young as 4 years old. Some companies are even making blue and pink rifles to draw children to them.

Gun Required Zones and Taxpayer Funded Guns
NRA commentator Billy Johnson also called for making guns mandatory in some areas. Can you imagine a park where you are denied entrance if you don’t have a gun? He even suggested that the government use tax dollars to provide subsidies for guns and ammunition.

An America Beholden to the Money of Gun Makers
The gun lobby works for policies that help the gun makers sell more guns. That’s who they represent — not the sportsmen, hunters and responsible gun owners. They want to silence the majority and quiet the voices calling for change.

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