Nonprofit Organizations Making Progress Towards Gun Control

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the number of mass shootings in the United States has now reached over 300, indicating a continuing rise in gun violence. One of the bloodiest school shootings in history was witnessed by the nation, and once again, people were forced to question if there is anything they can do to prevent such disasters.

We have created a list of nonprofits working to solve this problem in light of the most recent horrible massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas, which murdered 19 pupils and 2 adults as a resource for anyone who wants to contribute meaningfully.

Everytown for Gun Safety

The goal of the Everytown movement is to eradicate gun violence and create safer neighborhoods. Background checks, domestic violence, avoidable fatalities, and gun trafficking are their four key reform priorities.

The Brady Campaign

To “build a safer America for all of us that will result in a huge reduction in gun fatalities and injuries,” according to the Brady Campaign. By emphasizing background checks, putting an end to “Bad Apple” gun sellers, and raising awareness of the risks associated with owning firearms, they hope to reduce the number of gun-related fatalities in the US by half by 2025. The name of the group is a tribute to Jim Brady, a former White House press secretary who was shot and suffered serious injuries during an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.

Newtown Action Alliance

Following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, residents of Newtown, Connecticut founded the Newtown Action Alliance. They are “dedicated to reversing the escalating gun violence epidemic in this nation through the introduction of smarter, safer gun laws and broader cultural change.”

Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise is run by the relatives of those who lost loved ones in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The goal of this group is “to end school shootings and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children,” and it advocates both “sensible, bipartisan school and gun safety legislation” as well as educational programs to recognize the warning signs of a potential shooter.


Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in January 2012 during a community engagement for constituents, founded the gun violence prevention group Giffords. Through three different channels, the organization “is fighting to end the gun lobby’s stranglehold on our political system”: Giffords, which mobilizes voters and pushes for legislative change at the grassroots level; Giffords Law Center, which helps “draft, implement, and defend” the laws and programs designed to prevent gun violence; and Giffords PAC, which aims to be a counter to the gun lobby.

Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, two groups dedicated to the prevention of gun violence, recently joined to become the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions. The group mixes campaigning and policymaking with research. According to the organization’s website, “We conduct rigorous scientific research using a public health approach to identify a spectrum of creative solutions to gun violence.”

States United to Prevent Gun Violence

States United to Prevent Gun Violence collaborates with 33 different state organizations around the nation, all of which, according to the organization, is dedicated to putting an end to gun violence through local activism. Stated United states on its website that “Legislators are primarily moved by hearing from constituents and leaders in their own states.” “Our state affiliates provide a voice that is crucial in battling the gun lobby,” the statement reads. “Amplify that voice and promote state leaders,” is the organization’s mission.