Guns Down America formed in the summer of 2016 shortly after the Pulse shooting to demand policies that move the country toward a future with fewer guns. Through bold digital and on-the-ground campaigns, unexpected partnerships, and a sophisticated media strategy, Guns Down America runs campaigns to take down the NRA, shames lawmakers for accepting donations from the gun lobby, and inserts its bold message into the media narrative.
We focus on reducing the number of guns in circulation because that’s what’s necessary to reduce gun violence and, it’s what most Americans support. The gun safety movement has spent years carefully refining a safe, centrist message that dampens enthusiasm among grassroots advocates and makes policy success less likely.
From its conception, Guns Down America recognized the importance of channeling grassroots energy into campaigns urging American corporations to break ties with the NRA. In the aftermath of Parkland, Guns Down America is developing a new stream of work that is designed to educate and empower young people to advocate for bold policies that will truly reduce gun violence.
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ContactContact Name: Igor Volsky, Founder and Executive Director
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HQ AddressState: DC
641 S Street NW