Actions for this weekend!
Write a postcard to Ed!
Despite serious backlash, Dick’s Sporting Goods has not only stopped selling assault rifles, they destroyed the ones they still had in stock instead of returning them for a refund. And now, they’ve actually hired lobbyists to talk about gun control to lawmakers!
Send a thank-you postcard to Mr. Edward Stack: Dick’s Sporting Goods, 345 Court Street, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108 or (724) 273-3400 (Use Option 1, Dial by Name Directory) or Edward.Stack@dcsg.com or tweet @DICKS We can also call our closest store manager with thanks as well. We need to support the businesses that are taking action when our lawmakers refuse to do so.
Actions for next weekend! – Start planning now!
Joining the Parkland 17 Moms/Wives for a National “Shop-In”, Sat, May 12th!
Reward Dick’s and Walmart for doing the right thing and show other retailers how it’s done. Walmart made firearm policy changes following the Parkland shooting by raising their minimum age requirement for purchasing ammunition and firearms. In 2015, Walmart stopped carrying assault-style rifles.
Join the Parkland 17 Moms/Wives for a National “Shop-In” at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Walmart on Sat, May 12th (Mother’s Day weekend), then post pictures to show our support of common sense gun safety. We can also share this information on social media and in any groups we are in, organize shop ins, contact mom’s groups, and involve other interested parties, including teens. Read more about this at The Hill and in this tweet from a Parkland parent.
Actions for Today:
#1 – Ammunition should be treated like a controlled substance.
The Ammunition Background Check Act (S. 2627/H.R. 5383) will “require instant background checks for the sale of bullets to prevent criminals from illegally purchasing ammunition,” and potentially “reduce the national firearm mortality rate by a staggering 81 percent.” Check out our current ammunition laws and policies stand at the Giffords Law Center. CA has pretty good ammunition laws, some of them brand new. Other states, not so much. Tell our members of Congress (MoCs) to pass this law.
Does your legislator already cosponsor this bill? Check here for S.2627 and here for H.R. 5383 (Thank Brownley)
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
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 Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
#2 -“YES” on SB1100 (Portantino) – Age and Quantity Limit for Gun Purchases
We have pretty good gun laws in CA. But there is still room for improvement. SB1100 sets a minimum age of 21 for all gun purchases, not just handguns, and prevents more than one gun purchase in a 30 day period, unless a buyer qualifies for particular exceptions, like law enforcement.
This bill is still in the Senate. Ask your state senator to get this done!
Minimum Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to vote ‘YES” on SB1100 – “Age and Quantity Limit for Gun Purchases.”
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD-19):SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 email
#3 – CA – “YES” on SB-1346 Firearms: multiburst trigger activators.
SB1346 (Jackson) – This bill cuts through semantic gymnastics. “Multiburst trigger activator” includes, but is not limited to, a bump fire stock or bump fire stock attachment. This bans any device that allow rifles to fire more rapidly, allowing a semi-automatic weapon to behave like an automatic one, like the ones used by the Las Vegas shooter. Although “multiburst trigger activators” have been illegal in California since 1990, SB1346 would extend the existing definition to include bump stocks.
This has passed our state Senate. Ask your assemblymember to get this done!
Minimum Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Assemblymember [___] to vote ‘YES” on SB-1346 – “Firearms: multi burst trigger activators.”
State Assemblymember Monique Limón:(CA-37): SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700 email
Not your person?:findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.
Feeling feisty? Very caffeneited? Want more actions? Go here:
Friday – 4/20 – We are now awake.
March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 2
Wed. 2/28 – Gun legislation action updates
Friday 2/23 – Gun actions, Part 2
Thursday 2/22 – Where do we go with gun laws now?