Gun Safety

Support school safety and gun violence prevention measures. Take action now to make sure state and federal laws prevent gun violence and keep our students safe.

Children deserve to be safe and free from gun violence

With the right policies in place that ensure firearms are used safely and legally, we can prevent tragedies. Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund is working to expand background checks on firearm sales, pass extreme risk protection orders, create safe storage laws, and institute high-capacity magazine limits. These policy initiatives, in addition to expanding access to violence prevention programs, can ensure more children are safe from violence.

Universal Background Checks

Background checks are a proven and critical tool to stop gun violence. More than one out of five gun sales happen without a background check1, allowing those at-risk of hurting themselves or others access to firearms. Learn more about the issue.

Background checks have been shown to help save lives. Since the federal background check requirement became effective in 1994, more than 3 million illegal gun sales have been stopped by a background check. Sign our petition and call your senator to demand expanded background checks now.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) empower family members or law enforcement to prevent gun violence and gun-related suicides by filing a petition with the court. We know that 80% of school shooters2 and 70% of people who die by suicide3 talk about their plans before acting. Learn more about the issue.

Statewide ERPOS and federal legislation that provides support to states to effectively implement ERPOs will help stop gun violence before it happens. Add your name to ask Congress to support extreme risk protection orders.

High-capacity Magazine Limits

High-capacity magazines allow firearms to be discharged rapidly and repeatedly without reloading, increasing the potential for them to harm more people in a short period of time. Learn more about the issue.

Sandy Hook Promise supports legislation prohibiting the sale and transfer of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. Take action today and tell legislators you support these lifesaving limits.

Help us advocate for magazine capacity limits now
Please sign the petition right now to demand the Senate pass magazine capacity limit legislation to prevent future tragedies.
Sources

1. Miller M, Hepburn L, Azrael D. Firearm acquisition without background checks: results of a national survey. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2017;166(4):233-239

2. Vossekuil, et al, 2002

3. Robins, E., Gassner, S., Kayes, J., Wilkinson, R.H. & Murphy, G.E. (1959). The communication of suicidal intent: A study of 134 consecutive cases of successful (completed) suicide. Am J Psychiatry, 115 (8), 724-733.

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