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Gun Safety

In the aftermath of the tragic mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, LWV joins our partner organizations in condemning white supremacy and demanding real reform to combat hate.

The League of Women Voters joined the Brady Campaign and other groups to support HR8 in the U.S. House.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate outlining the policies needed to curb gun violence.

The Fix NICS Act, legislation that will improve and enforce reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

For the League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA), it was an Election Day we’ll never forget: over one million Washington voters said YES to backgrounds checks on gun purchases.

What the League has done to lead efforts on comprehensive immigration reform and gun control legislation.

“Ultimately, political fears and outrageous claims won out over common sense," said Elisabeth MacNamara, League President.

Cheryl Dunson, President of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, shares how her League helped pass safer gun laws in its state legislature.