Woman's National Democratic Club

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Report

NRA While their leadership is weakened, membership dropping, and legal suits mounting, they still have their tradeassociation, The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). According to Newtown Action Alliance, the trade associationfor the firearms industry announced that the firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson contributed $500,000 to its “#GUNVOTEvoter registration and education campaign.” American Outdoor, formerly known … Read more Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Report

Summertime and Guns—Pop, Pop in Urban America

COVID-19 continues, while gun violence never went away! The public and media just awakened, while neighborhoods and communities, from DC, Chicago, Atlanta, to LA, were in its midst. Many politicians, according to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, attempt to blame this increase on Black Lives Matter protests and gun safety laws, but we know better. … Read more Summertime and Guns—Pop, Pop in Urban America

Reinstate Congressional Notification of Firearms Exports

The Woman’s National Democratic Club co-signed a letter to Representative James McGovern, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, and Representative Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services, in support of efforts to reinstate congressional notification of firearms exports. These weapons were recently moved to the Commerce Department-led Commerce Control List (CCL) … Read more Reinstate Congressional Notification of Firearms Exports

Oppose Senate GOP JUSTICE Act

The Woman’s National Democratic Club co-signed a letter to all US Senators in firm opposition to the Senate GOP JUSTICE Act (S.3985). This bill falls short of the comprehensive reform needed to address the current policing crisis in the country and achieve meaningful law enforcement accountability. The current protests in our cities are a response … Read more Oppose Senate GOP JUSTICE Act

Keep DC Alive – Stop Gun Violence

The WNDC, together with 65 organizations and individuals, signed and sent a letter prepared by the DC Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, to Mayor Bowser and the DC Council, urging action: “to make eliminating gun violence a top priority and to make a substantial and long-term commitment to fund a comprehensive gun … Read more Keep DC Alive – Stop Gun Violence

Gun Violence Safety Action—at the State Level

Virginia had a very successful legislative session! Most of Governor Northam’s gun safety package passed both houses this session, except for the “ban on assault weapons.” Bills include: Background Checks; One-Handgun-A-Month Purchases; Red Flag (allows law enforcement to temporarily prohibit someone at risk to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing firearms); Extension of Firearms … Read more Gun Violence Safety Action—at the State Level

Gun Violence Prevention: Policy Update

Gun Violence in America—Will Senators Follow Their Constituents and Act?! People say the Congress doesn’t respond, but let’s be specific here! The Senate doesn’t respond; the House does! The second week of September the House Judiciary Committee marked up three bills, which should be on the House floor by early October. They are: The Red … Read more Gun Violence Prevention: Policy Update

What’s New on the Gun Violence Prevention Front

WNDC joined 221 other advocacy organizations in signing a gun violence research letter sent to House and Senate leadership and members of both Appropriations Committees. The letter generally speaks to the public health emergency of gun violence and specifically urges Congress to appropriate 50 million dollars in the FY 2020 budget for the Centers for Disease … Read more What’s New on the Gun Violence Prevention Front

Dizzying Pace of Activity Addressing Gun Violence on Capitol Hill

Honestly, there’s been so much activity around the issue of common-sense gun reform on Capitol Hill the past month that our heads are literally (well almost) spinning. Let us try to break it down for you: Keeping its promise, the House passed two bills the end of February to rein in gun violence. On February … Read more Dizzying Pace of Activity Addressing Gun Violence on Capitol Hill