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Second Amendment: Advocacy Organizations

Gun Control Advocacy Websites

American for Gun Safety Foundation: The Americans for Gun Safety Foundation was an organization whose stated purpose is to promote gun safety training. The Americans for Gun Safety Foundation was a project of the Tides Center. Its website stated that the organization "seeks to educate Americans on existing gun laws and new policy options for reducing access to guns by criminals and children and to promote responsible gun ownership." The AGS Foundation funded studies of background checks at gun shows and the way states develop mental health records and keep track of those prohibited from purchasing a gun because of mental insanity.

Americans for Responsible Solutions is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to "encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership by communicating directly with the constituents that elect them.

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities. The Brady Campaign works to pass and enforce sensible federal and state gun laws, regulations, and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. (Brady Website)

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence(CSGV): The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy. (CSGV website)

Violence Policy Center: (VPC) The Violence Policy Center (VPC), a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, works to stop this annual toll of death and injury through research, advocacy, education, and collaboration. (VPC Website)

Second Amendment Advocacy Websites

National Rifle Association (NRA):Widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception in 1871, also been the premier firearms education organization in the world.

Second Amendment Foundation (SAF): The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.

Congress for Racial Equality: The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is a group which began in Brooklyn as a civil rights organization to promote the rights of blacks including their right to keep and bear arms. CORE currently has five regional groups, 39 state groups, and 116 local groups and maintains its headquarters in New York City. The organization is active in several anti-crime programs on the grassroots level and emphasizes individual participation in crime prevention. (CORE Website)

Law Enforcement Alliance of America: The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA), founded in 1990, is a non-profit advocacy group that takes a tough stand on law and order issues. LEAA also defends the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment. LEAA represents tens of thousands of police officers across the country who do not believe that law-abiding firearms owners should be blamed or punished for America's crime problem.

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