We come from all walks of life in Nebraska: Democrats, Republicans, and independents; teachers, lawyers, scientists, professors, information technologists, retirees, students, faith leaders, stay-at-home parents. We are Nebraskans concerned about gun violence in our state and country. We think we can do better, and we advocate for ways to reduce gun violence. We do not oppose gun ownership–in fact, many of us own guns. However, we think Nebraska and the U.S. can do a better job of ensuring that guns stay out of the hands of irresponsible people, and that we can implement sensible ways to mitigate gun violence through universal background checks, safe storage, rigorous training requirements for carrying guns in public, and keeping guns out of certain areas of our lives.
Nebraskans Against Gun Violence has already been fighting for sensible gun laws in our state. Our volunteers testified against seven dangerous gun lobby bills at our legislature this year and are busy building an interfaith coalition. Now we are excited to formalize our organization so we can do even more to protect Nebraska citizens. We don't charge membership fees. We are asking for donations to pay for the non-profit incorporation fees for our 501c3 Coalition of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence and 501c4 Nebraskans Against Gun Violence. Any money we raise over the $888 we need and modest GoFundMe fees will go toward normal operating expenses of the organization. Thank you! Together we can make Nebraska an even better place.