Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • GUN MANUFACTURER LIABILITY
  • FIREARMS REPORTING
  • CHILD ACCESS TO GUNS
Winning Issue » CHILD ACCESS TO GUNS


Many people believe the number of tragic youth shootings and suicides in our nation could be significantly reduced by making guns less accessible to children. Each year, about 1,500 American children under 18 are killed and thousands more injured in accidental shootings. About a third of all families with children now keep a gun in the house. Gun safety advocates warn us that guns should be kept unloaded and stored in safes or securely locked away at home. Many parents believe their children are unaware of where they keep their guns. However, studies have shown that most children over 11 know where their parents store their guns and ammunition. We often hear of small children tragically shooting themselves or their siblings with family-owned guns. In Kansas, a seven-year-old boy fatally shot himself in the head with his father's handgun during a shooting trip. A six-year-old Florida girl was critically wounded after being shot by her 13-year-old brother while they were home alone. A three-year-old toddler in Arizona fatally shot himself in the face with a gun he had found in his grandmother's handbag. Safety advocates say gun manufacturers should provide storage and lock devices when selling a firearm. Technology has now made available personalized firearm locks to prevent unauthorized use. These locks, built into the weapon, include push-button combination locks and locks that identify fingerprints, voice or a bracelet worn by the weapon’s owner. One manufacturer offers guns equipped with this type of lock but when a dealer attempted to market it, second amendment supporters quickly convinced him not to.

Tragically, there have also been several recent fatal police shootings of children carrying toy guns which have been mistaken for real firearms. Police officers have testified that there is little difference in the appearance of some toy guns and the real thing.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.47 - To ensure secure gun storage and gun safety devices
S.213 - Look-Alike Weapons Safety Act of 2015




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current child access to guns policy and wish to defeat H.R.47 - To ensure secure gun storage and gun safety devices or S.213 - Look-Alike Weapons Safety Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support repealing exceptions to the prohibition against a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer unless the transferee is provided with a secure gun storage device; and granting immunity from a qualified civil liability action to a person who has lawful possession and control of a handgun and who uses such a device, and wish to pass H.R.47 - To ensure secure gun storage and gun safety devices, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support prohibiting manufacturing, entering into commerce, shipping, transporting, or receiving any toy, look-alike, or imitation firearm unless the permanent color of the entire exterior surface is white, bright orange, or another specified predominant bright color. (Currently, imitation firearms are required to have only an orange plug inserted into the barrel.);revising the definition of "look-alike firearm" to include traditional B-B and pellet-firing airguns that expel a projectile through the force of air pressure; maintaining the exclusion of paint-ball guns, and wish to pass S.213 - Look-Alike Weapons Safety Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Sen. John Thune (SD) and/or Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support repealing exceptions to the prohibition against a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer unless the transferee is provided with a secure gun storage device; and granting immunity from a qualified civil liability action to a person who has lawful possession and control of a handgun and who uses such a device, and wish to pass H.R.47 - To ensure secure gun storage and gun safety devices, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
You May Pledge Your Support For This Issue With A Monetary
Donation And By Writing A Letter To Your Representatives
Please login to pledge


Pledge Period - Opening Date
May 28, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 10, 2020
Trustee Election - Begins
June 4, 2020


Suggest a Trustee for this Presentation Cycle


Suggest a worthy trustee for consideration before Day 16 of this presentation cycle. (Maximum 60 Characters)
Trustee Name