Sign the petition: Ban assault weapons

Banning assault weapons saves lives. The 1994 federal assault weapons ban, which lasted until 2004, reduced the risk of a person in the U.S. dying from a mass shooting by 70%. Both the number of deaths and the number of annual incidents decreased significantly.

Time and time again, assault weapons are used in the deadliest mass shootings in America. Between 2009 and 2018, assault weapons accounted for 25% of death and 76% of nonfatal injuries in mass shootings. They are uniquely lethal, allowing the most murders in the shortest amount of time. They are weapons of war and have no place on our streets.

Congress must act responsibly and enact a federal assault weapons ban. If they fail to act, state legislatures must step in with a ban in their states. Washington and Illinois have already initiated such measures. Other states must follow suit.

Other countries have taken decisive action to ban assault rifles and have seen drastic reductions in gun violence. We MUST do the same.

Sign the petition: Ban assault weapons.

Participating Organizations
Blue Amp Action
Civic Shout
Coalition On Human Needs
Daily Kos
Demand Progress
Democracy for America Advocacy Fund
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality
The Juggernaut Project
Newtown Action Alliance
OD Action