Gun violence is preventable. Join us in embracing gun responsibility and fighting for policies that can end the crisis of gun violence in our communities.

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The Alliance · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 5:52 PM

T-minus one week

John -- Election Day is just one week away and we are working nonstop to make sure voters know how crucial these upcoming elections are for the gun violence prevention movement. As gun violence continues at record-breaking levels, our communities cannot afford to elect…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 9:48 PM

Deadline approaching

Hi John, The deadline for our current match offer is rapidly approaching. Please help us take advantage of this opportunity: Make a gift before 11:59pm tonight and have DOUBLE the impact on our lifesaving work. Although mass shootings and police violence tend to period…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 4:49 PM

A request

Hi John, 2020 was the deadliest year in decades, with a record number of people shot and killed. Now, 2021 is on track to be worse. According to the Gun Violence Archive, the numbers of gun deaths, gun injuries, children shot, teenagers shot, and mass shootings are all…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 10:03 PM

Match Opportunity

Hi John, This week, one person was killed and seven more were wounded in a mass shooting at Grambling State University. It was the second deadly shooting at the Louisiana school in four days. Just days later, three people were wounded when gunfire erupted in the entert…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 18, 2021 at 9:37 PM

Be a Gun Responsibility Voter

Hi John, Election day is just two weeks away and the urgent need for action to prevent gun violence is as clear as ever. 45,000 people were killed by guns in the United States last year—more than 120 people every day. The deadly surge in gun violence is not just happening in big c…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 16, 2021 at 6:18 PM

ICYMI: These headlines

These headlines are hard to see, John. And these are stories from just this week alone. You don’t have to look far to find evidence that domestic violence and firearms are a deadly combination. That’s why keeping guns out of the hands of people who commit domestic a…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 14, 2021 at 9:09 PM

These headlines

These headlines are hard to see, John. And these are stories from just this week alone. You don’t have to look far to find evidence that domestic violence and firearms are a deadly combination. That’s why keeping guns out of the hands of people who commit domestic a…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 9:51 PM

A lethal loophole

Hi John, Nearly half of all women killed in the United States are murdered by a current or former intimate partner. And more than half of all intimate partner homicides are committed by dating partners. But right now, under federal law, abusive dating partners and conv…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 12:08 AM

Add your name: Close the boyfriend loophole

Hi John, American women are 21 times more likely to be shot and killed than women in other high-income countries. It is overwhelmingly clear that guns and domestic violence are a deadly combination. Firearms are used in over half of the murders of women by an intimate …
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 7, 2021 at 7:37 PM

The text no parent should receive

No parent should have to receive texts like this, John. No child should have to send them. But the truth is, millions of parents and kids in America have had an exchange like this. Since the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, there have been more than 260,00…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 11:24 PM

The Filibuster is Killing Us

Hi John, This morning, four people were shot at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas. Yet again, an American school is scarred forever, yet again, a community is grieving. It has been a while since a shooting has broken through the noise like this. But that’s not…
The Alliance · [email protected]
October 4, 2021 at 8:09 PM

Every 16 hours

A woman is shot and killed by a spouse or intimate partner in the United States every 16 hours. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence and the tools available to prevent it. Domestic violence is one of the bigg…
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM

We can’t afford to miss this

only hours remain to hit our goal I’ll get right to it, John. We are writing to ask you to help us meet our fundraising goal for Quarter 3. If every one of our supporters like you pitches in just $15 before midnight, we’ll reach our goal. But without your help, we will …
Kristen at the Alliance · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Fwd: Historic

Hi John -- I wanted to make sure you saw Maureen’s email about our Quarter 3 deadline. We only have until midnight tonight and we are still $3,908 short of our $5,000 goal. We set these goals carefully and strategically to support our work throughout the year. If we miss one of these…
Maureen at the Alliance · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Deadline looming

Hi John, This week new FBI data put last year’s surge in violence into perspective: murders increased nearly 30 percent in 2020—the largest jump since record keeping began in 1960. The report also showed that guns drove the historic spike. Seventy-seven percent of all …
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 7:40 PM

Are you registered?

It’s National Voter Registration Day, John! This day serves as a reminder of our right and responsibility to make our voices heard and to be active members of our communities. It’s also, of course, a reminder to make sure you’re registered to vote and that your registration is up-…
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 22, 2021 at 10:20 PM

A September note

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER The recent withdrawal of David Chipman’s nomination for ATF head represents a huge win for the gun lobby. This position, which has been vacant since 2015, has a pivotal role to play in the fight against gun violence, and it is outrageous that Congr…
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 20, 2021 at 8:55 PM

Do you know the facts about gun violence? Take our quiz!

Hi John, It’s back to school season, which has many of us (at least those of us not going back to school) reminiscing about freshly sharpened pencils and the start of new classes. So in honor of the season, we’ve put together a quiz to test how well you know the facts …
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 10:17 PM

Welcome Congress back!

Hi John, Congress is back from summer recess this week and they’ve got a lot of work to do. We need to make sure they don’t lose focus on the other public health crisis plaguing our country: gun violence. TELL CONGRESS: TAKE ACTION! The gun violence epidemic …
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 13, 2021 at 9:31 PM

8 children a day

Hi John, Every day, eight children are killed or injured by unintentional shootings in the United States. These shootings happen when a child finds an unsecured gun at home and fires it accidentally, harming themselves or others. Unintentional shootings have cut far to…
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM

Completely unacceptable

This is unacceptable, John. The Biden Administration just announced that it withdrew David Chipman's nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. We won’t sugarcoat it, this is a major win for the gun lobby. To call this a disappointment…
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 7, 2021 at 7:28 PM

Fwd: Holding gun makers accountable

Hi friend -- Wanted to make sure you saw Renee’s note about holding the gun industry accountable. The issue is simple: Gun manufacturers shouldn’t enjoy legal immunity while their products fuel deadly violence at home and abroad. If you haven’t already, please take a m…
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 3, 2021 at 5:20 PM

Holding gun makers accountable

Hi John, For years, an obscure federal law has made it virtually impossible to hold the gun industry accountable for the harm caused by the deadly weapons they make and sell. That means that the gun industry has been allowed to rake in profits with no consequences, as …
The Alliance · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 5:49 PM

Suicide Prevention Month

John, September marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to remember all those impacted by suicide, raise awareness about the risks, and share tools to prevent suicide. This year, more than a year into the social and economic disruptions of the C…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 30, 2021 at 11:58 PM

Back to school shouldn’t mean back to school shootings

Hi John, Just days into the new school year, a 13-year-old was shot and killed after standing up for a kid being bullied at a middle school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three school days later, three students were shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting at a high school…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 11:37 PM

An August note

AUGUST NEWSLETTER As the summer winds down, most children across the country are returning to in-person learning at schools. We are also returning to the threat of school shootings. It does not have to be this way. There are evidence-based policies, like safe storage a…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 23, 2021 at 9:08 PM

Take our Survey

Hi John, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ran on the strongest gun safety platform in history. And in their first months in office, they have taken significant steps to use their federal power to address the gun violence epidemic, committing an historic $5 billion in fundin…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 19, 2021 at 11:33 PM


Last year, 5,100 children were killed or wounded by guns. That’s an average of 14 young people struck by a bullet every single day and the highest number recorded since the Gun Violence Archive began keeping track. Our children deserve better, John. They deserve to go …
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 17, 2021 at 8:53 PM

Time is running out

Hi John, We are doing everything we can to stop the spread of dangerous ghost guns, but the gun lobby is fighting us tooth and nail. GIVE NOW TO STOP GHOST GUNS Ghost guns are real guns that make it easy to avoid existing gun laws by allowing anyone to assemb…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Ghost guns are real guns

and they're easier to build than a lego set Ghost guns are one of the fastest growing threats to our communities, John. They are designed to avoid all gun laws, including background checks. They are nearly impossible for law enforcement to trace. And they are as easy to…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 5:04 PM

ACTION: Tell the ATF to Regulate Deadly “Ghost Guns!”

Hi John, Ghost guns have been back in the news and the reports are alarming. Last week, a leaked government report warned that domestic terrorists and white supremacists are increasingly arming themselves with so-called “ghost guns,” untraceable, homemade firearms that…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 10, 2021 at 3:11 PM

Get a gun responsibility sticker!

Hi John, Our supporters (that’s you!) are the key to our success. You are the reason we’ve passed nearly 30 gun safety policies in Washington since 2014. You are the reason we have gun responsibility majorities in Olympia and DC. You are the reason we know that we can …
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM

El Paso and Dayton

Hi John, This week marks two years since back to back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton left the country grieving. On August 3, 2019 a gunman, motivated by white supremacy and anti-immigrant hatred, opened fire in a Walmart in El Paso, TX killing 23 people and wound…
The Alliance · [email protected]
August 2, 2021 at 6:19 PM

Action Alert: Investigate the NRA

Hi John, Recently, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on the Department of Justice to investigate the National Rifle Association for fraud amid its bankruptcy filing—dealing another blow to the beleaguered group. The NRA’s bogus bankruptcy claim made it crysta…
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 8:55 PM

Midnight deadline

Hi John, Since I emailed yesterday, 39 donors have stepped up to help us meet our July fundraising goal—thank you! We are still 61 donors short and our fundraising period ends at midnight tonight. Can you rush a donation now to help us meet our goal? If you have saved …
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 5:52 PM

Help us reach our goal!

We need just 100 more gun violence prevention advocates to chip in before midnight tomorrow to reach our July goal. Will you be one of them, John? Give today to invest in a safer tomorrow. There is so much at stake right now. The U.S. is on track to see the dead…
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 6:13 PM

A July note

JULY NEWSLETTER In many states across the country, voting for the 2021 primary election is already underway. Here in Washington, our PAC, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund, has endorsed 63 candidates so far this year! Two races—Seattle Mayor and Position…
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 21, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Our progress in peril

Hi John, Last week, a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court, led by a 44-year-old Trump nominee, ruled that laws prohibiting the sale of handguns to young adults under age 21 are unconstitutional. This extreme ruling is the latest example of a string of unorthod…
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 6:47 PM

Pledge to Vote Orange

Hi John, As local elections heat up, the need for bold, decisive action to address the gun violence epidemic is more clear than ever. In the first 193 days of 2021, more than 23,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S. Local elected leaders have a HUGE role to p…
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 8:31 PM

“The NRA shot itself in the foot”

The case against the NRA just keeps growing, John. This week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on the Department of Justice to investigate the NRA for bankruptcy fraud, adding another strike against the embattled group. DEFEAT THE NRA In his announ…
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 6:49 PM

Safe storage saves lives

Hi John, An estimated 4.6 million young people in the United States live in a home with a firearm. And more than half of gun owners report not storing their firearms in a safe manner. These two facts leave Americans, and especially young people, at high risk for gun vi…
The Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund · [email protected]
July 8, 2021 at 7:14 PM

We don’t have to live like this

John, There were more than 500 shootings across the country over the Fourth of July weekend. In total, at least 233 people were killed and 618 people were wounded in just 72 hours. We don’t have to live like this. We don’t have to die like this. We know that there a…
The Alliance · [email protected]
July 4, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Defend our Democracy

Hi John, As we celebrate this 4th of July, we are reflecting on the promises of freedom and democracy that define the United States. The last year has made clear just how fragile those promises are from the response to peaceful protests to flouting safety guidelines to…
The Alliance · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 11:17 PM

FWD: Have your gift doubled!

Deadline is midnight tonight Hi John -- I wanted to make sure you saw Renée's note about this match opportunity. This is a crucial time to support our work. We have ambitious plans for the rest of the year but we won’t be able to follow through on all of them if we don’t reach this g…
The Alliance · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 11:31 PM

Have your gift doubled!

John, we have good news and bad news. We’ll start with the bad: there are just over 24 hours left until the end of the quarter and we are still falling short of our goal. We need to raise $7,402 before midnight tomorrow to reach our Q2 fundraising goal and sustain our …
The Alliance · [email protected]
June 28, 2021 at 10:37 PM

We can't do it alone

Hi John, We’ll cut right to the chase: the end of the quarter is just two days away and we are $10,000 short of our fundraising goal. Thanks to the generosity of one of our committed donors, all gifts made by midnight Wednesday will be MATCHED! If every one of our top …
The Alliance · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 10:01 PM

URGENT: Tell Senate to #ConfirmChipman

Hi John, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) will be up for a vote as soon as this week and we need your help to make sure he is confirmed. TELL THE SENATE: CONFIRM CHIPMAN David Chipman is uniquely…
The Alliance · [email protected]
June 19, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Celebrate freedom

Happy Juneteenth, John! On this day in 1865, 250,000 enslaved people in Texas finally learned of their freedom—more than two years after the emancipation proclamation. Ever since, the day has been recognized as a time to celebrate the end of slavery and the independenc…
The Alliance · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 4:13 PM

Six years

Hi John, Six years ago, nine lives were stolen in a horrifying act of racism in Charleston, South Carolina. A white supremacist opened fire at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal hoping to “start a civil war.” Today, we remember the Charleston Nine: Rev. Clementa C. Pi…
The Alliance · [email protected]
June 15, 2021 at 11:58 PM

[SURVEY] Weigh in on President Biden

Hi John, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ran on the strongest gun safety platform in history, signalling a new era in the fight against gun violence. In his first six months in office, President Biden has taken some meaningful steps to address the epidemic, issuing histori…