Gun Violence Prevention Groups

One essential function of the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety is to coordinate between and foster communication among the myriad organizations who claim gun violence prevention as their focus. While not every organization supports every Alliance legislative effort directly, all of the groups below share a belief in effective legislative and educational strategies to attack the public health crisis of gun violence in Oregon and the United States.


Americans for Responsible Solutions

On the second anniversary of the horrific Tucson shooting, as America mourned the dead in Newtown, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, retired Navy Captain and astronaut Mark Kelly, launched Americans for Responsible Solutions to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.As gun owners and strong supporters of the Second Amendment, Gabby and Mark know we must protect the rights of Americans to own guns for collection, recreation, and protection. But they also agree with the vast majority of Americans, including gun owners, that commonsense protections from gun violence can prevent shootings from shattering communities like Tucson, Aurora, and Newtown.



The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

As the largest national, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, the Million Mom March and the Brady Center are dedicated to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in their communities. The Brady Campaign, the Million Mom March and the Brady Center believe that a safer America can be achieved without banning all guns.



Ceasefire Oregon

Ceasefire Oregon was founded in 1994 as a grassroots organization dedicated to staging an annual gun turn-in. We subsequently broadened our scope to include education programs to prevent gun violence. Ceasefire Oregon works to prevent gun violence by advocating reasonable, effective gun laws. We educate the public and legislators about gun violence, lobby on behalf of bills that will help make our communities safer, and work to prevent the passage of bills that would make it easier for dangerous people to obtain and carry firearms.



Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 1.5 million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded on the day after Newtown.



Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership

We are gun owners, sportsmen, veterans, law enforcement professionals, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons seeking reasonable and responsible solutions to prevent gun violence. Our commitment to change arose from the December 2012 shooting at the Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland, Oregon. Two people were killed and a third wounded. All were strangers to the shooter, but to us they were family, friends and members of our community. We believe in protecting our Second Amendment rights, and in common-sense efforts to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety, including universal background checks to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people.



Lane County (Eugene) Million Mom March

Since 2000, members of the Million Mom March have been working tirelessly at the grassroots level to bring about a safer country with less gun violence. Together, we can prevent gun violence, save lives, and protect children in every neighborhood across America.



Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – Oregon

Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms. Moms Demand Action was founded in response to the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The organization quickly flourished into a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level.



Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, non-profit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by family members, whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators, and community members. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.