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there are more than 100 groups signed on in support of the Firearms
Safety and Consumer Protection Act, a few organizations have focused
their gun policy efforts on the consumer product approach. Those
organizations are listed below, as are links to their organizations.
State and local organizations are listed alphabetically by state.
Each of the links listed below will take you to another website.
The Children's Defense Fund works to ensure that every child has
a safe start in life by identifying and promoting programs and
policies that keep children out of trouble, protect them from
violence, and provide them with a safe and productive learning
environment. Gun violencecontinues to plague our communities,
taking the lives of more than 3,000 children and teenagers each
year. Learn more about the problem of gun violence, its impact
on children, and what you can do to help make your community safe.
CDF Action Council
Consumer Federation of America
Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of 300
pro-consumer groups that was established to advance the consumer
interest through advocacy, research, and education. Assuring the
safety of consumer products is a priority of CFA.
Association for Child Advocates
The National Association of Child Advocates (NACA) began its gun
policy project, Child Safe: Child Advocates Fighting the Epidemic
of Child Gun Injuries, in 2001. The purpose of Child Safe is to
develop the capacity of NACA members (state and local child advocacy
organizations) to reduce the number of gun injuries and deaths
suffered by children and their families, focusing especially on
the public health effects of guns and the need for consumer product
safety regulation of guns and gun accessories, as well as on initiatives
to improve the collection of data on gun-related injuries and
deaths. Through Child Safe, all NACA members receive information,
materials, communications support and technical assistance provided
by the NACA office, which will enhance their ability to react
to crisis events, such as school shootings in their states, and
to respond to negative gun policies put forward in their states.
addition, five NACA members have been awarded pass-through grants
to enhance their capacity to work proactively advocating for new
legislative initiatives in their states and at the federal level.
Those NACA members are: Voices for Illinois Children, ,
New Mexico Advocates for Children & Families, ,
Black Children's Institute of Tennessee, ,
The Action Alliance for Virginia's Children and Youth, ,
and Wisconsin Council on Children and Families,
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility believes that America's epidemic
of gun injury and death is a public health challenge. PSR's Violence
Prevention Program works nationally to provide analysis of the
issue from a public health perspective, and to promote realistic
violence prevention methods among the public, lawmakers and the
media. PSR aims to address the issue of gun violence locally by
educating health professionals about violence prevention and mobilizing
them to enlist in community-based efforts designed to reduce the
The Violence Policy Center is a national non?profit educational
foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works
to develop violence?reduction policies and proposals. The Center
examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on
firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm?related
death and injury.
State and Local Organizations
Federation of California
Consumer Federation of California (CFC) is a non-profit organization
that works to promote issues of concern to California consumers.
Consumer Action Network
The Florida Consumer Action Network is a grassroots organization,
which empowers citizens to
influence public policy by organizing and educating in areas where
consumer voices are under-represented.
County Health Care Consumers (IL)
The Champaign County Health Care Consumers is a non?profit, grassroots
organization founded on the premise of participatory democracy
and the belief that meaningful reforms in the health care system
will come only with the active involvement of consumers.
Council Against Handgun Violence
Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) educates the
public about the epidemic of handgun violence and works to reduce
death and injury caused by the easy accessibility of firearms
in our society. ICHV realizes its mission through public education,
research publications and serving as an information source.
for the Prevention of Gun Violence
Our mission is to reduce firearm related deaths and injuries in
Iowa, and to make Iowa a role model for other states in the area
of gun violence prevention. We are concerned with all forms of
gun violence--gun homicides, gun suicides, and unintentional shootings.
Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc.
The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition (Maryland Consumers) is
a non?profit organization made up of individuals and organizations
concerned about educating, protecting and advocating for Maryland
The Massachusetts Consumers' Council (MCC) was established in
1976 by representatives of local, state and federal consumer agencies,
consumer advocacy organizations and others who were concerned
with protecting consumers and ensuring fairness in the marketplace.
for a Safer Minnesota Educational Fund
Citizens for a Safer Minnesota is a member-based, non-profit organization
working to end gun violence. Respecting Minnesota's long hunting
tradition, we educate the public about the causes of gun violence
and advocate for sensible solutions. Using a public health model
of prevention we support policies that protect children, make
guns safer and keep weapons out of the wrong hands.
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is New York
State's largest consumer, environmental and government reform
organization. We are a nonpartisan, not?for?profit group
established to effect policy reforms while training students and
other New Yorkers to be advocates.
Carolina Consumers Council, Inc.
North Carolina Consumers Council, Inc. (NCCC) is a 501(c)(4) consumer
advocacy and educational organization that, since 1968, has worked
on state and national issues of concern to North Carolina's consumers.
Coalition Against Gun Violence
Our goal is to increase safety in Ohio in regards to firearms.
We educate the public about gun homicides, suicides, and unintentional
deaths and injuries. The Coalition supports and encourages local,
state, and federal legislation to reduce the accessibility of
firearms in our communities and families.
The Oregon Consumer League works to protect Oregon consumers in
the marketplace. We focus on consumer issues that arise when buying
goods or services. We are an independent source of product information
and consumer power.
Mercer County Community Action Agency (PA)
Mercer Community Action Agency (MCCAA) Consumer Affairs is a non-profit
organization that offers information and referral to appropriate
consumer agencies and consumer education for residents of Mercer
Texas Citizen Fund (TCF) is a non-profit consumer organization that
advocates on behalf of Texas families to ensure their safety, health,
environmental protection, and financial well-being. Wisconsin Anti-Violence
Effort Educational Fund
Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Educational Fund is Wisconsin's only
statewide grassroots organization solely dedicated to reducing gun
violence, injuries, and death.