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Project Description

Addressing Gun Violence and Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety 

Established in 1926

Mission Statement:  Everytown for Gun Safety’s mission is to support efforts to educate policy makers, as well as the press and the public, about the consequences of gun violence and promote efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

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Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 0.60% of expenses

  • 4 million members

  • Co-Founder of National Gun Violence Awareness Day

  • Conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based solutions to America’s gun violence crisis and launching public awareness campaigns to educate advocates, lawmakers, and the country at large.

Featured Programs:

How Everytown is making a difference

Background checks

Everytown is working to close loopholes in gun sale laws and implement a complete background check database so that there is an accurate criminal background check performed after every sale of a gun.

Domestic violence

Everytown is pushing Congress and state legislatures to close the loopholes that make it easy for domestic abusers to get guns without a background check—common-sense changes that the gun lobby refuses to support. They’re also working to prohibit stalkers from buying guns—and to make sure that convicted abusers don’t get to keep the guns they already own.

Preventable deaths

We need to start an honest conversation about what responsible gun ownership means, and we should develop technology and laws that make safe storage the norm. We can protect our kids while respecting the rights of lawful—and responsible—gun owners.

Gun trafficking

Everytown is fighting for a strong federal trafficking law to crack down on illegal gun trafficking networks.

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