On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. March with us in Washington DC or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard. Let’s support the students and join the March in Sacramento:
California State Capitol, 1315 10th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
When: Saturday, March 24, 12:00 PM
Our chapter is registered. You can also sign up as an individual HERE
Today: Democratic Leaders Announce Support of Brady Campaign Legislative Agenda
Sen. Schumer reveals proposal mirroring Brady’s three-point gun violence prevention plan
Washington, D.C., March 1, 2018 – Two weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Democratic leaders announced that they will support legislation encompassing the previously articulated “Brady Three Point Plan” featuring an assault weapon ban, universal background checks on gun sales, and “extreme risk” laws to remove guns from people in crisis. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence wholeheartedly endorsed the legislative push, which mirrors the priorities the organization laid out following the school massacre.
Yesterday: Walmart Joins Dick’s Sporting Goods In Tighter Limits On Gun Sales
Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods say they won’t sell guns to customers under 21, and both are putting new restrictions on ammunition sales.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sports retailers in the U.S., has announced it is immediately ending its sales of military-style semi-automatic rifles and is requiring all customers to be older than 21 to buy a firearm at its stores. Additionally, the company no longer will sell high-capacity magazines.
Walmart, which ended sales of modern sporting rifles such as AR-15s in 2015, has announced that it is raising the minimum age for purchasing firearms and ammunition from 18 to 21. The company notes that it does not sell bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and similar accessories.
Walmart is also removing items from its website “resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys” — like the air gun Tamir Rice was playing with when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who thought the 12-year-old was armed. Read more here
Please thank these businesses!
Visit this link to view a brief on the Assault Weapons Bam, Fact Sheets, and to write a personalized letter to our member of Congress.
Amanda Wilcox, Nevada-Placer Chapter
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence