In Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of white supremacists marched through the city openly carrying military-style rifles. A loophole in the laws of most states allows people to openly carry guns in public without a permit, training, or so much as a background check.
Open carry is dangerous. Law enforcement opposes it. But white supremacists have long embraced it and, more recently, the NRA has pushed it.
The hate present at the Charlottesville rally paired with open carry is a combination that leads to fear, intimidation, and can potentially escalate to gun violence.
Sign the pledge below and stand with us in solidarity to end open carry and stop the culture of hate-fueled gun violence.
I stand against hate-fueled gun violence. And I stand against loopholes in laws in Virginia and across the country that allow hate groups to openly carry military-style rifles.
We as a country must stand against open carry. We can't accept that white supremacists and other hate groups can bring military-style rifles to rallies to intimidate people. We can't accept open carry as a tactic to intimidate people in our communities.
Open carry is dangerous. Law enforcement opposes it. I oppose it.
I stand with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in supporting efforts to end hate-fueled gun violence and intimidation, and oppose open carry across the country.