Author: Carlos Santos

Organizations like ChicagoStrong, Life Camp, Ceasefire, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Everytown for Gun Safety all work toward ending the epidemic of gun violence in our communities. You can donate to one of these organizations, or find an organization in your community to support. Every dollar you can donate


It is too easy for the wrong people to obtain a firearm. Right now, federal law only requires you to obtain a background check if you purchase a gun from a licensed dealer. We must close the private sale loophole and make sure all sales undergo a background check. Read more

Gun violence research is a public health issue

We must provide the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) with dedicated funding to research gun violence as a public health issue. Even the original sponsor of the law that limits the CDC’s ability to do this research, former Congressman Jay Dickey, said that it was a

Area 23, Change the Ref, and Great Guns have teamed up to launch a campaign film for ‘Posts Into Letters’, an initiative that transforms social media posts into handwritten letters to petition members of the US Congress to introduce stricter gun control laws.