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Smart Gun Laws

is a Shorty Award finalist!

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is the only national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention.

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Finalist in Activism chosen by the nominating board

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The Shorty Interview with Smart Gun Laws

Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?

Stephen Colbert: @StephenAtHome <3

What will the internet be like in 50 years?

Have you seen “Her”?

Who's your role model on social media?

@Upworthy & @mmfa

What's your best tweet?

I dismiss the 74% of my own membership who support #backgroundchecks. #IAmTheNRA bit.ly/McWWgV

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Learn More about Smart Gun Laws


In 1993, a horrific mass shooting at a law firm in San Francisco ended with 9 dead and 6 wounded. That day, the legal community came together to work towards an end to our country’s gun violence epidemic by using their knowledge of the law to fight for stronger gun laws nationwide. Today, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is the only law center in the United States focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention. We help cities and states as they work to enact strong new gun laws and we help to defend America’s gun laws when they are challenged in the courts. We are committed to this fight because we know that we all deserve to live free from the threat of gun violence. We fight to protect everyone’s rights AND enact smart laws to reduce death and injury from firearms. We know it’s possible, and we know how to do it. For the last 20 years, we’ve been using our deep legal expertise to promote smart gun laws that can—and do—save lives.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

Knowledge is power. At the Law Center, we know that social media is the best way for us to get our in-depth expertise into the hands of journalists and the public, as they look to share the truth about gun violence with their communities. We partner with everybody involved in this movement, from legislatures to lawyers, from “accidental activists” to parents who have lost their children to gun violence. We understand that our nation’s gun laws will only be changed through the education and support of the people, and social media allows us to empower American’s with real data on gun laws across the country. As the only source on gun laws nationwide, we work tirelessly to provide our social media followers with the most relevant news, victories, and challenges towards the goal of living in a world free from gun violence.

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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