4 Low-Lift Ways You Can Help Fight Gun Violence

4 Low-Lift Ways You Can Help Fight Gun Violence

As firearm deaths continue to rise in the U.S., people are taking action to stop the violence, whether or not they’re old enough to vote. From joining an advocacy group to buying lipstick, taking action on gun control has never been easier. In the first six months of 2018, there were 150 mass shootings in America. And though the number of dead continues to climb — over 7,210 people have been killed by firearms this year, a figure that is rapidly rising — gun law reform hasn’t had much traction on Capitol Hill. That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to get involved in shaping U.S. gun laws and regulations. From joining advocacy groups to buying lipstick (really), here are four ways you can take action on gun reform to help push it onto the congressional agenda. ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE Lobbyists and reporters are often at odds in how they can influence policy. Reporters expose, while lobbyists harangue and cajole. But despite their differences, both are effective in their own right — and they could use your help. First, know your stuff: Read daily news from a source like The Trace , a nonprofit news organization that covers gun violence across the U.S. and is primarily financed through the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety . Everytown, which is funded by $50 million of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ’s money, actively fights against the NRA’s lobbying with a coalition of their own — comprised of Mayors Against […]

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