WHAT IS GUN SENSE?
Gun Sense is the simple idea that we can do more to keep our families and communities safe from gun violence. It’s the belief that we, as Americans don’t have to tolerate 31,000 deaths from gun violence every year.
If you believe that felons and domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to guns; if you think guns don’t belong in places like churches, schools and playgrounds; If you think our elected officials should be as passionate about the safety of our communities as they are about the right to bear arms: You have Gun Sense.
Gun Sense Is
It’s recognizing we don’t have to choose between protecting our communities and protecting our rights.
It’s the idea that guns should be kept out of the hands of dangerous people.
It’s the knowledge that ending gun violence will require the cooperation and leadership of all Americans.
It’s a rejection of the lies, distortions, and distractions of the Washington gun lobby.
It’s the opinion, shared by a majority of Americans, that we can and should pass common-sense gun laws.
WE REJECT GUN VIOLENCE AS A FACT OF AMERICAN LIFE
For too long, we have waited for our elected officials to enact the most basic measures to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. We’ve seen too many examples of leaders ignoring the will of the overwhelming majority of Americans. We have had enough.
To anyone seeking office, we say: we are watching, and we will vote. Starting now, you must earn our support with courage and common sense.
We expect action, not excuses. We will only vote for candidates who enthusiastically and unapologetically support common-sense public safety measures to keep our communities safer from gun violence.
We will use our votes to elect leaders who answer to us, not the Washington gun lobby.
As parents, teachers, students, mayors, and survivors—we will send a message every time we cast a ballot. We won’t wait for the next mass shooting, the next grieving mother, the next moment of silence. The time is NOW.
We are committed. We are motivated.
We are Gun Sense Voters.
About the Gun Sense Voter project
Gun Sense Voter is a project of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. We’re a non-partisan, grassroots movement of moms, mayors, gun owners, survivors of gun violence, law enforcement officers, veterans, faith leaders, and more.
Gun Sense Voters are working to support candidates who will vote for common-sense laws to reduce gun violence - and oppose those who don’t.