Arms are for Hugging

Join our Arms are for Hugging Campaign

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, we have called for a ban on assault weapons and for background checks on all guns including those sold at gun shows.

We need a comprehensive plan to address weapons in our communities and it starts with holding the NRA accountable.


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May 2014: Six UCSB students killed and 13 wounded just off campus:

  • Sign the petition to the University of California Board of Regents and President of the University of California Janet Napolitano to divest from the gun industry.

Unload Your 401K: Activists Launch Campaign to Defund Gun Makers

  • CODEPINK has joined with a new front in the fight against gun violence: divestment. A coalition of more than twenty well-known national organizations, led by Campaign to Unload and States United to Prevent Gun Violence, have launched a new hard-hitting campaign to defund gun manufacturers: “Unload Your 401K.” You might be invested in gun companies and not even realize it. "Unload Your 401K" features a new tactic, divestment of stock in gun companies, and a new tool to empower the public to take action. will empower people upset with gun violence to stop financially supporting guns. The campaign will target Sturm Ruger (RGR), Smith & Wesson (SWHC), and Olin (OLN). Nearly half the value of these three companies comes from mutual funds.

Gun Shows: Let's get rid of them!
Across the country, local municipalities are banning gun shows from their communities. From Maryland County to Glendale, CA gun shows are being disarmed.

Is your Mayor on board against gun violence?
Take action to halt gun violence in supporting a city resolution.

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Study: States with tougher gun laws report fewer gun deaths