Gun Control

Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror - Eliot Spitzer

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Why Gun Control Is So Contentious in the U.S.

Should gun control really be so controversial?

There are people who want to own guns for recreational or self-defense purposes, and on the other side, I don't think anyone wants to see someone walk into a crowded movie theater and kill people," said Art Markman, professor of psychology at the University of Texas. The goal is obvious: protect the former while minimizing the chance of the latter. But history seems to have brought us to a point where the two considerations cannot be reconciled. Here's how it happened.

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 Why Gun Control Is So Contentious in the U.S.

Yelling into echo chambers, like narrow-cast web sites and cable TV, about issues such as gun control, instead of engaging in conversations with those who disagree, has led each of us to spin toward extreme views.

March For Our Lives

Founded after the shooting in Parkland 2018. Fighting for a nation free of gun violence. Join us.


The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.

Coalition for Gun Control

Founded in the wake of the Montreal Massacre, the Coalition for Gun Control was formed to support strategies to reduce gun death, injury and crime.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is a 501(c)(4) organization that was founded in 1974. We seek to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.

Concert Across America

The power of music to reach far and wide has fueled countless important movements in recent decades. Now is the time to turn up the music to turn down the hateful rhetoric that has become a hallmark of the gun debate.


Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.


Giffords is fighting to end the gun lobby’s stranglehold on our political system. We’re daring to dream what a future free from gun violence looks like. We’re going to end this crisis, and we’re going to do it together.

International Action Network on Small Arms

The International Action Network on Small Arms is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.

Newtown Action Alliance

We Are All Touched by Gun Violence: The Newtown Action Alliance provides comfort, education, scholarship and other support and resources to people and communities impacted by or living in the aftermath of gun violence in American society, and to help them lead the way toward positive cultural change.

Zero Gun Violence Movement

There is story behind every gun shot fired - are we ready to listen to the full story? Because that is where you will find the solution to gun violence. Louis March ~ Founder.

Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Bishops United Against Gun Violence is a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence works collaboratively with other groups to reduce gun violence and remedy the complex societal factors that contribute to a culture of gun violence.

Moms Demand Action

It's time for gun sense in America.

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

The mission of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) is to reduce gun violence through legislative advocacy and education designed to encourage action, influence public opinion and lead to policy change. With a primary focus on New York State, NYAGV also advocates at the local and national levels for laws, policies and practices that protect New York State residents, particularly youth, from gun violence

States United to Prevent Gun Violence

States United to Prevent Gun Violence is a grassroots network of 30 state affiliates working to make our communities and families safer. As part of our 50 State Solution to end gun violence, we support existing state-based gun violence prevention groups and bring new partners into the movement.

Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence is a national program that honors the role that young people, through their own decisions, can play in reducing gun violence. This campaign against youth gun violence culminates each year on a Day of National Concern about Young People and Gun Violence.

Women Against Gun Violence

Traditional approaches to fighting gun violence have been largely limited to policy development and lobbying government to pass more restrictive firearms laws. While policy advocacy is essential and part of what we do, our founding innovative idea of taking on gun violence as a women’s issue and focusing on violence prevention on a community level forms the basis of our program work.

The New York Times

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