Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Mission

"We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities. The Brady Campaign works to pass and enforce sensible federal and state gun laws, regulations, and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. Through our Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, we work locally to educate people about the dangers of guns, honor victims of gun violence, and pass sensible gun laws, believing that all Americans, especially children, have the right to live free from the threat of gun violence. The Brady Center works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence, including regulations governing the gun industry. In addition, we represent victims of gun violence in the courts. We educate the public about gun violence through litigation, grassroots mobilization, and outreach to affected communities." (http://www.bradycenter.com/about)

Issue areas: Gun Control
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Mission

"The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is dedicated to protecting your firearms rights. Our role is to educate grass root activists, the public, legislators and the media. Our programs are designed to help all Americans understand the importance of the Second Amendment and its role in keeping Americans free." (http://www.ccrkba.org/?page_id=2518)

Issue areas: Gun Control
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Mission

"The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy." (http://www.gunfree.org --> Coalition --> About Us)

Issue areas: Gun Control | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Gun Owners of America

Mission

"Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue." (http://gunowners.org/protect.htm)

Issue areas: Gun Control
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Rifle Association

Mission

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." (http://www.nra.org/)

Issue areas: Gun Control 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Violence Policy Center

Mission

"The Violence Policy Center (VPC), a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC works to stop this annual toll of death and injury through research, advocacy, education, and litigation. The VPC approaches gun violence as a public health issue, advocating that firearms be held to the same health and safety standards that virtually all other consumer products must meet. Guns and tobacco are the only two consumer products for which there is no federal oversight for health and safety." (http://www.vpc.org/aboutvpc.htm)

Issue areas: Gun Control
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile