Friday 2/23 – Gun actions, Part 2

Updated with new Amazon link 3:30 pm!


If you missed Part 1, please click here.

There are lots of continuing actions, phone calls, postcard opportunities, etc, to join in on. 

Just the facts, Ma’m

Knowing (and sharing!) the facts about firearms, crime trends in the U.S., and the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of gun legislation are a vital part of staying safe and informed. See the relationship between gun laws and gun deaths in the U.S. in clear graphic form here.

Call out corporate collusion

The NRA, which peddles guns (and hate), funds right-wing politicians (including Trump), and opposes universal background checks, age limits, or any legislative restriction on gun sales, reaches more than 11 million people through its print and online magazines, and has about 8.7 million followers on Facebook and Twitter. They also have recently spent $35 million on NRATV in an effort to reach millions more.  Touting itself as “America’s Most Patriotic Team on a Mission to Take Back The Truth,” NRATV is distributed by Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The channel is available for free and exists to spread pro-gun content from the likes of Dana Loesch and Oliver North.

Let’s tell these distributors to stop shilling for the financiers of gun violence: Apple, 408-996-1010 or One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95104; Amazon 206-622-2335 or CEO Jeff Bezos, 206-266-1000 or 1200 12th Ave. South, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98144-2734; Roku VP Stephen Kay, 408-556-9391 or 150 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

If you’re an Amazon customer…
A group of television writers, directors, and producers headed by Warren Leight (from Law & Order: SVU) asked to stop streaming NRAtv. Support Leight and his group by telling Amazon how you feel about their continuing to offer gun glorification in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland FL. You can write a review of NRAtv here if you’re a customer or leave a comment at 888-280-3321. Either way, be sure to mention Leight’s name.

Update: William LeGate has created a link that takes you right to Amazon support, with a message you can just click to send.

Use his great link!

Arming our teachers  – Really?!?

One of the NRA’s favorite fantasies is the good-man-with-the-gun myth and Trump is stepping right into it. Despite Trump’s generous offer to pay armed teachers a little bit more, we must stand up for our teachers and ask that they be protected by sane gun legislation, like the rest of us.

Action: Tell you legislators that this craziness is not OK. Contact information at the bottom

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen./Rep. [___] to know that we expect him/her to firmly reject any solution to gun violence that depends on arming our teachers.

Twitter Warriors – Join in! Tweet Storm this Sunday, Feb. 25th.

Join Action Together Network’s Twitter Warriors Tweet Storm this Sunday, February 25th at 8pm EST. The tweets are already written, so we can send them out with just a few clicks.  We can find out more about the event here.

We can tweet prewritten tweets from this sheet

Contact your Legislator

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Which one is yours?

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Rep./Senator Contacts

Addition Resources:

What I saw treating the victims from Parkland should change the debate on guns (theatlantic)

The good guy with a gun theory, debunked (Vice)(NBC)(AmericanProgress)(splinter news)

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