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A Note to Our Supporters About Our Tax-Exempt Status

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

 

 

National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC) is a non-profit network of 14 million gun victims, survivors, the faith community and ordinary people leveraging their buying power to change America’s gun laws. We are indebted to our supporters for their outstanding energy, passion and commitment to gun safety.

 

A few months ago it was announced through the gun advocacy press that we had “lost” our 501(c)3 nonprofit status which allows donations to be tax deductible. While technically true because the prolonged illness and death of a loved one in my family delayed a yearly IRS filing, pro-gun bloggers used the lapse to discredit us.

 

We are pleased to announce that as per the normal IRS procedure, our 501(c)3 nonprofit status has been retroactively reinstated, as we assured our supporters it would. We regret the gap in our status but we more greatly regret the way the pro-gun movement exploited our situation to remove focus on the gun violence they perpetuate and the need for sane gun laws.

 

If you have not already done so, please join Operation Sideline to compel US corporations to take a stand against gun violence and weapons like TrackingPoint’s “Can’t Miss” Sniper rifle being sold to civilians.

Thank you for being our supporter and being the strength of what we do.

Elliot Fineman

Chief Executive Officer

National Gun Victims Action Council

 

SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE USED BY THE SANDY HOOK KILLER

How “insane” are our gun laws?

 

* Known terrorists not allowed to purchase a plane ticket can legally purchase guns.

 

*The gun industry is the only industry exempt from federal regulation. (It used to be tobacco and guns, now it is just guns.)

 

* Guns are not registered, gun owners are not licensed.

 

*Criminals and people with mental illness, who cannot legally buy a gun from a gun dealer, can go to any gun show and legally buy guns.

 

“Concealed carry” is now legal in all states–pitting the rights of a paranoid minority against the safety of the majority of Americans.

 

*Guns can now be carried in national parks and on Amtrak trains.

 

*Despite Virginia Tech and other campus shootings, legalizing guns on campus is the gun lobby’s next goal.

 

NRA Puppet of the Week- Marion Hammer, Repeat Winner

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

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When it comes to gun activism you are a busy bee. After getting Florida’s Stand Your Ground law on the books, you pushed for a law criminalizing doctors who ask about a gun in the home. “Physicians interrogating and lecturing parents and children about guns is not about gun safety. It is a political agenda to ban guns,” you said. Now you are accusing Florida police chiefs who spoke against a bill allowing guns on campuses of “lobbying” with tax dollars. Like the $400,000 in tax dollars each gun homicide costs taxpayers?
 
Gun Loving Ghoul “OK” With A Little Homicide, You, Marion Hammer, are the NRA Puppet of the Week
 
Join our action to tell corporate America to get off the “sidelines” and take a stand against gun violence including the “can’t miss” sniper rifle sold to civilians. When corporations want sane gun laws, we will have sane gun laws. Follow us at @GunVictimsAct
 

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NRA Puppet of the Week- Students for Concealed Carry

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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Your mission to “educate the public” about the “civil liberties pertaining to firearms at postsecondary education institutions” is getting a big boost from campus rape awareness; 10 states are now considering campus “carry” bills. But since most rape on campus occurs between people who know each other, often who’ve been drinking, your agenda does a lot less for campus safety than it does for campus gun sales.

 

Students selling fear, paranoia and guns to the younger generation, you Students For Concealed Carry, are the NRA Puppet of the Week.

 

Join our action to tell corporate America to get off the “sidelines” and take a stand against gun violence including the “can’t miss” sniper rifle sold to civilians. When corporations want sane gun laws, we will have sane gun laws. Follow us at @GunVictimsAct
 

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