I had just finished up my first week working at Brady. I was out with new friends, celebrating a summer night in DC on a rooftop somewhere downtown. We were dressed like the young professionals we aspired to be, gossiping about our respective office drama and politics, making plans for the weeks to come, and brushing off any fears that our upcoming senior years would be anything but an exhilarating end to our college years akin to the movies. We were planning for a future we assumed was an absolute.
2:21 We heard a round of extremely loud pops. We had no idea what it was or where it was coming from. The class was in complete silence and we all stared at each other in immediate fear. Within a second we heard it again. We all immediately ran.
The Team Enough Executive Council has made it a priority to work to elect local and national representatives who are gun safety champions. Team Enough members all over the country have been involved in getting out the vote and educating voters about gun violence issues, often from a very personal perspective.
It didn’t occur to me then that our representatives and senators are there to serve us - their constituency, and especially their young constituency. But it did occur to me when I learned that Representative Kilmer, someone who I voted for in my first election, hadn’t yet put his name on a bill of importance to the gun violence prevention movement.
The 11th-hour decision will protect innocent lives across the United States and worldwide.
Despite a federal court ordering blueprints for 3D-printed guns be removed from the internet, a group of extremist activists have taken it upon themselves to post the instructions. These blueprints will allow anyone, anywhere- no matter how dangerous - to download and print 3D, untraceable guns.
A federal court issued a temporary restraining order blocking a crypto-anarchist from publishing blueprints for functional 3D printed guns. Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, had reached a settlement with the Justice Department to publish the plans August 1, to the dismay of gun violence prevention advocates.
A recent analysis shows that advocates like Team Enough are closing the “participation gap” to make sure that lawmakers, agencies and others know that advocates are serious about making their voices heard to stop gun violence.
Team Enough recently scored everyone in the U.S. Congress based on their support or lack thereof for bills that would require universal background checks for every gun sale, ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and establish “extreme risk” laws that help keep guns temporarily away from someone who is a threat to themselves or others.
Thank you to Sherman and Gutierrez for signing on in July to cosponsor H.R. 2598, a life-saving bill that would help families and law enforcement temporarily remove guns from a situation where someone is in crisis. Earlier the representatives confirmed their support of bills that would ban assault weapons and expand background checks.
These two members of Congress have moved from earning incomplete grades to passing ones—how do your representatives score? So far, only 12 senators and 24 representatives have earned passing grades. Look up their grades on gun reform now, and let them know that you support common-sense gun reform.