Randy Cooper signed up on How it Works 2018-11-19 07:36:57 -0800
It's time to take action on gun violence.
We help mobilize community-led, community-funded gun buybacks - giving you the power to take dangerous guns out of circulation. Gun buybacks help limit the access of gun by high-risk individuals, and reducing rate of gun ownership, which has a robust correlation with the rate of gun deaths.
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By donating to a campaign, you're joining with thousands of other Americans others who are fed up with the state of gun violence. Donations are pooled together and go directly towards funding an upcoming gun buyback.
Guns are removed
We work with law enforcement agencies, municipalities, and community groups who are implementing gun buybacks according to the latest best practices. All guns recovered through buybacks we fund are destroyed.
We know what gun buybacks effectively make homes gun-free. Decades of empirical data suggest that every 1% reduction in the rate of gun ownership translates to a 0.9% decrease in the rate of gun deaths in a community.
The result: tangible progress, statement made.
In addition to removing dangerous guns from circulation, your donation sends a powerful statement about the need for change. We know that gun buybacks won't end gun violence, and that reforms to federal gun policy are necessary. But we also know that we can't continue to wait for Congress to take action to address the epidemic of gun violence facing America.
Our apolitical and market-based approach enables immediate results, and creates a new opportunity to forge coalitions working toward the shared goal of gun violence prevention.
Our numbers to date
7 successful campaigns
1,000 individual donors
2,600 guns recovered
1,000 homes gun-free
We need the help of people on the ground to organize their community, build coalitions with stakeholders, and create local awareness of the campaign. Join us and together let's take action on gun violence in your community:Sign up
Randy Cooper signed up on Our Movement 2018-03-27 19:54:10 -0700
Who we are
Our mission is to empower people to make a tangible impact on gun violence without waiting for political action.
We're a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by Ian Johnstone, a tech entrepreneur who lost his father to gun violence at the age of 10, and Eric King, an Innovation Specialist with the US Agency for International Development who specializes in tech-enabled solutions to social challenges.
- We believe in common-sense solutions that prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands. We’re not here to debate about the 2nd Amendment; we’re here to take meaningful action towards preventing gun violence.
- We believe that action needs to be taken now. With 85 Americans dying from gun violence each day, we cannot continue to wait for political resolution - we must take action ourselves.
- We respect responsible gun ownership. Many of our most fervent supporters are gun owners, as they have first-hand knowledge of the personal responsibilities of gun ownership and the dangers presented when those responsibilities are not met.
- We believe in the power of communities. Real change comes when coalitions are formed around a shared goal and people are empowered to take action.
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