Woman's National Democratic Club

Gun Violence in DC and America

Under the Trump presidency, both during COVID-19 and before, gun violence has never been a priority! Daily, we read about shootings of children in DC or Chicago or Columbus, often neighbor against neighbor or family member against family member. Homicide statistics, according to the DC Metropolitan Police Department, soared in 2020 passing 2019 numbers—a trend … Read more

GVP Coalition Letter to Biden Transition Team

Gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis. In this November 17, 2020 letter, WNDC signed, along with 86 organizations from the GVP community, to the Biden-Harris Transition Team urging immediate action on gun violence in its first 100 days in office. ”The Biden-Harris Administration has a substantial opportunity to take meaningful … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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 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