2023 Anti-Racism and Equity Progress
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by abdirahman Mohamed
5M ago
For the past three years, The Alliance has recommitted to continuously improving how we develop policy, build power, and occupy space using a race and social justice lens. Additionally, we are increasing our commitment to ensure the work we are doing every day is, first and foremost, inclusive of the communities most heavily impacted by gun violence. This includes our solidarity guide and yearly updates to hold our commitment in the public eye. As we wrote last year, we know that in order for our anti-racist work to be meaningful, it must be ongoing. We believe it must also be transparent, not ..read more
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A Farewell To Our 2023 Interns & Fellows!
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Christian Coulter
6M ago
To our dedicated interns and fellows, we extend our heartfelt thanks for the invaluable work you’ve accomplished! As we approach the holiday season, we bid farewell to our exceptional 2023 cohort of Alliance interns and fellows! We have had such a wonderful time with them in our office and appreciate all of the work that they contributed. This year, we had interns and fellows who supported our policy, field, and communication teams. Each intern and fellow worked in the department of their choice. They provided exceptional hands-on support to our teams and community partners.  At the Allia ..read more
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The Alliance For Gun Responsibility Celebrates the Election of 37 Gun Responsible Candidates and Ousting of Extremist Sheriff in Snohomish County
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by abdirahman Mohamed
7M ago
Initial results show 37 of 63 Alliance-endorsed candidates elected in the 2023 general election. SEATTLE, WA — Washington voters again proved they want elected leaders who prioritize action to prevent gun violence during the 2023 general election. Initial election results show that at least 37 out of 63 Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund-supported candidates have won their seats. Voters responded to the persistent gun violence in our nation by casting their ballots for candidates who pledged to take a comprehensive, upstream approach to addressing the epidemic. The Alliance organized ..read more
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Statement on U.S. v. Rahimi Oral Arguments
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Christian Coulter
7M ago
SEATTLE, WA –  Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments from both sides in U.S. v. Rahimi; the lawsuit centers on an extreme and deadly decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down the longstanding federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from subject to protective orders from possessing guns. The statistics show that a domestic abuser’s access to firearms is one of the most significant risk factors for the escalation of domestic violence.  Every year, more than 600 American women are shot to death by intimate partners—that translates to a woman bein ..read more
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School is back in session!
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Christian Coulter
8M ago
School is back in session! Unfortunately, gun violence is an increasing fear upon the return to school. As students transition back to school this academic year, awareness must be brought back to the distress gun violence continues to wreak among youth in the United States. While the beginning of the year tends to amplify many anxieties, none of those worries should concern their child’s safety. Schools are intended to enrich a child’s life, not endanger it. Unfortunately, the growing rate of gun violence continues to plague schools, and many children are experiencing ongoing physical, mental ..read more
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THE ALLIANCE FOR GUN RESPONSIBILITY APPLAUDS ATTORNEY GENERAL FERGUSON FOR SUING WASHINGTON DEALER DISTRIBUTING ILLEGAL HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES 
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Christian Coulter
9M ago
Following Washington’s enactment of a high-capacity magazine ban in July of 2022, a Kelso gun retailer unlawfully continued offering those prohibited magazines for public sale. SEATTLE, WA – On Tuesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against Gator’s Custom Guns, a Washington State retailer, and its owner, for illegally selling high-capacity magazines to the public. The AG’s investigation revealed that the retailer illegally offered more than 11,400 high-capacity magazines, violating the state’s ban on high-capacity magazines that went into effect last year. The lawsuit marks ..read more
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Juneteenth | Featuring WA-Bloc
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Christian Coulter
1y ago
In their traditional greeting, Maasai warriors ask, “Kasserian Ingera?” meaning “And how are the children?” The desired response is “Sepati Ingera!”, or “The children are well.” Since receiving the request to contribute to this blog a week or so ago, multiple young Black men under the age of 18 have lost their lives to gun violence in our south Seattle community. When we ask ourselves, our organization, our community, nation, and world this question that the Massai poses…the answer is not “Sepati Ingera!” The children are not well. We are WA-BLOC, a grassroots organization rooted in south Seat ..read more
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From One Motherless Daughter to Another
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Victoria Muzyk
1y ago
The pain of losing a parent is not something that gets easier. I heard those words bravely spoken by Jenna in the Oregon courthouse yesterday afternoon during the Measure 114 trial. In court, Jenna stated, “I hope that by sharing my personal story today, I can help the court understand a little bit better about why this law was enacted in the first place.”     Gun violence is a preventable epidemic and one we can end, with your support. Jenna Longenecker and I had never met prior to hearing her testimony. But the pain we both experience on a daily basis from the death of our mothers ..read more
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Pride and LGBTQIA+ Solidarity
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Christian Coulter
1y ago
When we think of pride, we think of confetti. We think of smiles from ear to ear. We think of the strength of the many stilettoes which carried countless trans women of color across our history to ensure our right to love and live in the bodies we’ve always dreamed of. This is what we think when we think of pride and June. Queer Rights Today In recent years, hate groups targeting the LGBTQIA+ community have multiplied, 556 pieces of anti-trans legislation have been introduced in 49 states this year alone, and there’s been a growing effort to erase queer history, education, and rhetoric from sc ..read more
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May is AAPI Heritage Month
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
by Christian Coulter
1y ago
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of the AAPI community to American society. Since COVID-19, however, hate crimes against members of the AAPI community have risen and according to a report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, hate crimes targeting Asian Americans rose by nearly 150% in 2020, with women being disproportionately targeted. These crimes have been fueled by xenophobic and racist rhetoric surrounding the pandemic, as well as long-standing stereotypes and prejudices.  The AAPI Victory A ..read more
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