Gun Violence in Schools – What can we do?

In 2018 there have been at least 20 reported incidents of gun fire in schools across the country.

In the wake of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL many are asking “what can we do to combat gun violence in schools?” As a country we have abandoned our children’s and teachers’ inalienable right to safety. We must now take action to support the brave students who stand up and say #NeverAgain.

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Take Action
  • The Stop Gun Violence Virginia license plate Bill, HB 287, has been signed into law.

    To apply for this license plate, follow these instructions:

    • Download this DMV License Plate Application
    • Decide if you want a Non-personalized ($10) or Personalized plate ($20; up to 6 characters).
    • Identification Number: found on vehicle registration form or on dashboard.
    • Vehicle Title Number: You will have this number only if your car is paid for.
    • Mail the form with check payable to: Stop Gun Violence License Plate Program LLC
      P.O. Box 6580, Falls Church, VA 22046
    • CSGV submits everything to the DMV on/before June 30, whereupon plate production begins, with a delivery date of February or March 2019.
  • The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) released a list of What You Can Do Right Now To Reduce Gun Violence
  • Rep. Gerry Connolly is a firm advocate of the ABC:
    • Reinstate the assault weapons ban
    • Pass universal background checks
    • Close the gun show loophole.
  • Rep. Don Beyer is proposing restraining orders against gun owners who are suspected to be a threat to themselves or others.
  • Read this Action List for Youth for ideas on things you can do
  • You can write letters to your local, state, and national representatives. The Brady Campaign has tips on how to organize your letter effectively here.
  • To contribute to the victims of the shooting, you can do so through the official donation page here.
  •  You can VOTE THEM OUT. The only way out of this cycle of violence is to elect leaders who actually care about doing something.  According to the New York Times, Northern Virginia Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock received over $137,000 in support from the NRA, putting her in the top ten!  Click here for a list of Democrats running in the June 12 primary for the nomination to take on Comstock in November.

  • A boycott of companies that partner with the NRA is underway, and it’s working.  Many companies have already ended their relationships with the NRA.  Learn about it here.
  • Take a look at these organizations that are doing work locally:
     

 

 

 

Upcoming Events
  • Visit the Northern Virginia chapter of the Brady Campaign to find out how you can help in your community.
  • July 4th: City of Fairfax 4th of July Parade With Moms Demand Action. 9:00am-12:00pm.
    Downtown Fairfax
    Main Street & Judicial Dr. RT 236
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Click here to RSVP and for more details 
  • July 12th: Falls Church – FCPS School Board Meeting on School Safety hosted by Moms Demand Action – VA Chapter. 7:oo-8:30pm
    Luther Jackson Middle School
    3020 Gallows Road
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    Click here to RSVP and for more details
  • July 14th: Protest and Vigil at NRA HQ hosted by the Northern Virginia Brady Campaign Chapter. 10:00-11:00am
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Click here for more details
  • July 18th: Reston/Herndon July Membership Meeting hosted by Moms Demand Action – VA Chapter. 7:00-8:30pm
    United Christian Parish – UCP
    11508 N Shore Dr.
    Reston, VA 20190
    Click here to RSVP and for more details 
  • July 25th: Burke/Fairfax July Membership Meeting hosted by Moms Demand Action – VA Chapter. 7:00-8:30pm
    Frost Middle School
    4101 Pickett Road
    Fairfax, VA 22032
    Click here to RSVP and for more details
  • August 14th: Protest and Vigil at NRA HQ hosted by the Northern Virginia Brady Campaign Chapter. 10:00-11:00am
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Click here for more details
  • September 14th: Protest and Vigil at NRA HQ hosted by the Northern Virginia Brady Campaign Chapter. 10:00-11:00am
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Click here for more details
  • October 14th: Protest and Vigil at NRA HQ hosted by the Northern Virginia Brady Campaign Chapter. 2:00-3:00pm
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Click here for more details