On June 12, 2016, the deadliest mass shooting in US history occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, leaving 49 people dead and another 53 injured. Within days, The League of Women Voters of Florida formed the nonpartisan Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.
The organization has the following legislative goals:
- A state ban on all semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity feeding devices
- Comprehensive universal background checks and ensuring that the State provides all relevant records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
- Defeating unsafe gun legislation including Open Carry and Campus Carry.
- Promoting responsible firearm legislation to protect the victims of domestic violence.
With help from more than 125 partner groups and concerned citizens like you, we’ll educate the public and campaign for reform until it’s a reality.
Mass shootings and day-to-day gun violence are too common. It is unacceptable not to act to reduce and prevent these tragedies.
Sensible action starts with eliminating unnecessary access to the most efficient killing machines, like the SIG Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle used in the Pulse shooting, and initiating better safeguards at the point of purchase.