I want all guns to disappear in America
June 21, 2016 8:06 PM   Subscribe

Who should I give my money to?

I'd like every gun in America to disappear and/or be outlawed. I realize that there are no doubt many non-profits out there who work in this space. Which is the non-profit organization that is most productive/most active/most efficient/most likely to get closest to getting guns outlawed?

I realize that this is an unlikely feat, so no need to tell me this. Also please don't tell me why you think guns are great. Just looking for a non-profit to donate to.
posted by Toddles to Law & Government (8 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
I've been researching this and Peaceful America is the only organization I found that's looking to change the Constitution and the whole concept that gun ownership is okay, but it's not accepting money and there's little information about it.

Everytown is lobbying hard for "common sense" gun laws, and they seem reputable and high profile but--seriously--fuck "common sense" gun laws.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:11 PM on June 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


I think ceasefire is a great cause in Chicago, not about getting all guns off the street but educating kids who have been involved in street violence to get out and find alternative ways to deal with conflict.


It does do some advocacy regarding not having gun ownership, but I dont know the extent.
posted by AlexiaSky at 8:14 PM on June 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


This recent article may have information that you might find useful: "A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA."
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:00 PM on June 21, 2016


Along the lines of Everytown, there's also Americans for Responsible Solutions (founded by Gabrielle Giffords and her husband). Like Everytown, they focus on gun laws - maybe not quite what you're looking for.
posted by marlys at 9:19 PM on June 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Are you interested in a long-term win - say, for example, "guns banned in 40 years" or short term gains - say, for example, "10% of guns taken off streets in 5 years time"?

Because those are two very different missions, with different groups supporting them. Like with many political goals, paradoxically, aiming for one may not help the other.
posted by lalochezia at 6:16 AM on June 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Like with many political goals, paradoxically, aiming for one may not help the other.

On the other hand, a lot of the time, the groups fighting for iterative change (in any issue) often have more resources and capacity to do something.
posted by roll truck roll at 7:10 AM on June 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by ridgerunner at 8:45 AM on June 22, 2016


Are you interested in a long-term win - say, for example, "guns banned in 40 years" or short term gains - say, for example, "10% of guns taken off streets in 5 years time"?

Because those are two very different missions, with different groups supporting them. Like with many political goals, paradoxically, aiming for one may not help the other.


Both sound awesome! Can I give money to both groups? Who are they?
posted by Toddles at 10:12 AM on June 22, 2016


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