Gun Safety Advocacy: Stand With Us!

Join our gun safety advocacy efforts.

Stand With Us! Conveys our intent to welcome everyone (even those NOT grandparents) to be part of the gun safety community. It emphasizes our desire to work with people of all ages and political outlooks to ensure we all feel safe from firearm injuries and death.

Gun violence affects all of us every day, directly and indirectly. By becoming involved with Grandparents for Gun Safety’s gun safety advocacy, you can support the fight to end gun violence and help ensure our communities are safer and healthier.

Local and national legislation advocacy

As proponents of gun safety, we believe there is a need for sensible gun legislation on both the Federal and State level, as well as funding for research about gun violence.

Common sense gun regulation on a National level

  • Background checks for all gun sales
  • Close loopholes in current laws
  • Ban civilian use of military assault-style weapons
  • Limit magazine size
  • Restore research funding to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gun safety advocacy at a State level (MO & KS)

  • Pass Extreme Risk Protection Order laws
  • Repeal guns on campus laws
  • Require permits and background checks for firearm purchase
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How YOU can support gun safety advocacy

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Join Grandparents for Gun Safety and attend our monthly meetings. We feature excellent speakers discussing a myriad of issues relating to gun violence, explore what’s happening with gun legislation, and discuss simple things you can do to help reduce gun violence by focusing on gun safety.

You do not have to become a member to STAND WITH US!

Whether you join or not – there are other things you can do. For instance, if you can spare just a few minutes a week to make a phone call, send an email, or simply share information through social media, WE WANT YOU!

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The first and most powerful thing you can do to end gun violence is to VOTE, and to encourage all your family and friends to do the same. You must vote in every single election, not just in presidential elections or those sexy races at the top of the ballot.

Every. Single. Election.

That includes local races for school board or city council. Bad politicians are elected by good citizens who don’t show up to vote.

Register to Vote.

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Work to Elect Those Who Care About Gun Violence

  • Educate yourself on every candidate’s stand on gun violence.
  • Work for those who support your views.
  • Volunteer for their races and use your online social network and in person to promote them – even those who are outside your district.
  • Donate to their campaigns.
  • Become a cheerleader and help them win voters so they can advocate good gun policy when elected.
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Pressure Those in Office

Make their lives uncomfortable if they refuse to support universal background checks that 85% of us support.

  • Start with your state representative, state senator, congressman/woman and include your U.S. Senators.
  • Show up at their town halls, testify at hearings, tweet at them and comment on their Facebook pages.
  • Hold vigils outside their offices.
  • Ask publicly and peacefully why they refuse to support sane gun laws that will save lives.
  • Be. A. Nuisance.
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Use Your Voice – Everywhere

  • Talk to your friends at book clubs, PTA, and faith group meetings and on Facebook. And especially talk to your family and neighbors at every social gathering.
  • Ask if they have a gun and if it’s locked away from their children/grandchildren.
  • Follow gun legislation and make your voice heard.
  • Write letters to the editor, even to local papers.
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Change The Culture

  • Join groups that push to get guns out of our stores – and don’t shop at ones that won’t.
  • Demand your school board NOT arm teachers.
  • Leave immediately if open carry enthusiasts show up at restaurants or shops.
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Post to Social Media

Social media is the political arena of our times and is the best way to get a message out to a large group of people instantaneously. By simply sharing Grandparents for Gun Safety messages and updates through your social media, you can begin to affect change. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram.


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Wear Your Spirit Wear

Show your support for GGS and spread the word by wearing our great new spirit wear! New items with the new GGS logo are now available at every monthly meeting. For more information email [email protected]

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We are rapidly growing into a major gun safety advocacy organization and reaching many people with our message of gun safety and violence prevention. To continue that momentum, we are growing our team of volunteers to reach our goals. We want to use your time and energy in a way that meets both our needs and your passions and talents.Please complete the form below to indicate the areas in which you would like to volunteer!

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Please indicate the areas in which you would like to volunteer. We will respond quickly to discuss your interests and time availability.
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