Tomorrow's Leaders Taking Action Today

Ending Gun Violence

The culture surrounding weapons in our country has changed dramatically since the 2nd Amendment was passed in 1791. Friends of Intelligent Democracy understands and supports the right to bear arms as a fundamental American right while recognizing the complexities of the debate on gun control.

Common Sense Gun Control

Today, gun violence is an epidemic in American society and has invaded every aspect of our lives. Children are not safe in schools, places of worship are targeted, and minorities are attacked by white supremacists. Republicans refuse to take action on gun control in exchange for NRA donations while Americans die every day. Friends of Intelligent Democracy supports:

  • ● Requiring universal background checks for all gun sales;

  • ● Enacting “red flag” laws and preventing domestic abusers from purchasing firearms;

  • ● Making the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 law;

  • ● Instituting “No Fly, No Buy” policies that prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms;

  • ● Giving the FBI a broader scope of investigative powers to investigate suspicious individuals to help prevent mass shootings;

  • ● Reinstating the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.

  • ● Starting an optional assault weapons buyback program run by Department of Homeland Security;

  • ● Allowing the CDC to research gun violence and its cause.