Get the facts: Learn more about the solutions that reformers would like to see made law — Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Americans for Responsible Solutions, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence all have suggestions.
Call Congress: In the days after gun control legislation failed to pass in the Senate, Mayors Against Illegal Guns wrote on its “Demand Action” website, “if Congress won’t act, we’ll change Congress!” There are still many months until the next election day, but you can let your congressional representatives know that this is an important issue for you — and one you’ll consider when you vote. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives have online directories of their members’ office numbers. Mayors Against Illegal Guns also offers to call you first and walk you through critical talking points, then connect you to your Senator’s office.
Tell your friends: Tell your friends, families and followers that gun control legislation is important to you by making it your Facebook status update or Tweet it out using #DemandAPlan.
In your state: By April 2013, Connecticut, New York and Colorado had all enacted stronger gun control laws. See how your state compares to others on gun control, and contact your governor to ask for action.