The new push from Everytown, the largest gun safety group of its kind and funded in part by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, follows growing calls from President Joe Biden in Congress against the waste of guns. another opportunity to act. John Feinblatt, president of Everytown, said his organization specifically called on Americans to urge their elected officials to take action.
“When senators open their local newspaper, head to the airport or search for something online, our ads amplifying the need for action will be impossible to miss, and we will continue to beat the drum for as long as it takes to do so. pass vital laws. the president’s office,” he said.
Everytown also hopes to add to the wave of support for tougher gun laws tied to background checks and red flag warnings since the mass shootings over the past month at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a supermarket in Buffalo, NY. Other gun safety calls for action include protests led by Moms Demand Action outside the Capitol, student walkouts at schools across the country, and a large protest outside the National Rifle Association convention in Texas last weekend. March For Our Lives, the group founded after the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, also plans to hold a protest Saturday in Washington.