It’s time to end gun violence

We know that this problem can be solved. Gun violence is not a predetermined fact of life that we must be prepared for—it is a consequence of decisions made by our elected leaders.

The problem extends beyond mass shootings. Gun violence affects the lives of our students far too often, inside and outside of schools, especially in communities of color. It is way past time for our leaders to take real action.

Keeping Our Schools Safe

March for Our Lives participant

Gun violence in schools is a complex issue. Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, issued a report that provides a clear roadmap for how to tackle the problem from multiple angles, outlining strategies proven to help improve school safety. The three organizations are calling on lawmakers to stand up to the gun lobby and take immediate action to finally start protecting our schools from gun violence. 

The American people want change

A 2023 poll from Johns Hopkins University found that a vast majority of respondents support commonsense gun violence prevention policies.
72% of Americans support requiring a person to obtain a license from a local law enforcement agency before buying a gun.

72% of Americans support laws that require a person to lock up the guns in their home when not in use.

76% of Americans support allowing family members to ask the court to temporarily remove guns from a relative who they believe is at risk of harming themselves or others.

69% of Americans support funding community-based gun violence prevention programs that provide outreach, conflict mediation, and social support for people at high risk of gun violence.

These results are clear. We must stand in solidarity across the country and demand action NOW.