In Big Swing, Supporters of a Proposed Rule to Ban Bump Stocks Overwhelmingly Outnumber Opponents in Submitting Comments to ATF

After Giffords and other activists called on Americans to make a comment to the ATF about the agency’s proposed rule, supporters outweighed the opposition by a 3 to 1 margin

July 20, 2018 — Today, Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, highlighted how the grassroots effort to encourage Americans to submit comments to the Bureau of Alco...

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Maria Butina and the NRA: What you need to know.

By Katie Peters, Giffords Communications Director Maria Butina infiltrated the NRA to influence American politics. She’s shown here in Moscow with a photo she posted on Facebook in 2013. The lobbyists and leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA) have some explaining to do.

Recently, the US Justice Department charged a Russian national, Maria Butina, with conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent to influence American politics at the behest of the...

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Week in Review

WEEK IN REVIEW July 16 – July 20, 2018

 

SPOTLIGHT The NRA and Russia

This week news broke that the U.S. Justice Department charged a Russian National, Maria Butina, with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent and influence American politics on behalf of the Russian government. According to media reports, Butina has sought out ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association.

Here’s what Giffords Executive Peter Ambler...

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Giffords Endorses Katie Porter for Congress in California

The endorsement comes as part of Giffords’ #VoteCourage Campaign to elect gun reform candidates nationwide

July 18, 2018 — Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, announced its endorsement of Katie Porter’s campaign in California’s 45th congressional district. Captain Kelly and former Congresswoman Giffords attended a rally this week in support of Katie Porter’s congressional campaign.

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28 Young Advocates Seeking to Bring Change to Their Communities Selected for Inaugural Giffords Courage Fellowship

New Fellows Will Help Fuel the Fight to Save Lives from Gun Violence

July 18, 2018 — The mass shooting in Parkland sparked a renewed push for gun safety laws led by young Americans across the country. To help empower the continued efforts of young advocates to make a change in their community, today Giffords announced the names of the individuals selected for the inaugural Courage Fellowship. The 28 student leaders announced today will travel to Washington DC...

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Giffords Endorses Mike Levin for Congress in California

The endorsement comes as part of Giffords’ #VoteCourage Campaign to elect gun reform candidates nationwide

July 18, 2018 — Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, announced its endorsement of Mike Levin’s campaign in California’s 49th congressional district. Captain Kelly and former Congresswoman Giffords came to an event in the region today in support of Mike Levin’s congressional campaign....

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Gabrielle Giffords Applauds Illinois Governor for Signing Legislation to Remove Guns From People In Crisis

July 16, 2018 — Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, applauded Governor Rauner for signing HB 2354. The new law establishes a process for obtaining a Firearm Restraining Order (FRO) that temporarily prohibits an individual who is a danger to themselves or others from possessing a firearm.

Statement from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, co-founder of Giffords:

“While Congre...

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Giffords Endorses Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for Congress in Texas

The endorsement comes as part of Giffords’ #VoteCourage Campaign to elect gun reform candidates nationwide

July 16, 2018 — Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, announced its endorsement of Lizzie Pannill Fletcher’s campaign for Texas’ 7th congressional district. Captain Kelly and former Congresswoman Giffords also came to Houston this weekend to hold an event wit...

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Week in Review

WEEK IN REVIEW July 9 – July 13, 2018

SPOTLIGHT President Trump Nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court On Monday, President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The NRA was quick to praise the nomination because they know him on the bench, they’ll have another ally in the court. Make no m...

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4 Reasons the NRA Loves Supreme Court Nominee Judge Kavanaugh

Judge Kavanaugh’s record of siding with the gun lobby proves he’ll put corporate interests before public safety. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) By Hannah Shearer, Giffords Law Center Staff Attorney & Second Amendment Litigation Director

Recent mass shootings sparked a grassroots movement of students and voters demanding safer gun laws.

While Americans are right to be frustrated by the gridlock on Capitol Hill, the success stories we’ve seen in states across the country have been nothing...

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