Founded in January 2013, a few weeks after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Grandmothers Against Gun Violence is a growing 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with 1,200 members from 30 states and a vision to eliminate gun violence in America.

We have a companion 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to fund vital academic research into the societal causes of gun violence and preventable firearm deaths.. Learn More

Grandmothers has a strong advocacy and public education agenda. We work diligently and collaboratively in support of gun laws that promote safe and responsible gun ownership and use. Our volunteer members hold annual Lobby Days in Washington State’s capitol, Olympia, testify before relevant House and Senate Committees considering gun reform legislation, canvas districts and collect signatures, attend bill signings, and consistently contact legislative members in support of commonsense gun responsibility and ownership laws.

We work on the city, county, state, and federal levels.

Our active Speaker’s Bureau has reached more than 3,000 seniors through presentations at assisted living communities and senior centers, and we are sought-after media spokespersons on statewide and national gun safety issues. Grandmothers regularly hosts renowned gun reform and policy experts, public officials and student leaders at our free public forums and community gatherings.

PUBLIC OPINION IN FAVOR OF COMMONSENSE GUN LEGISLATION IS INCREASINGLY POSITIVE. 72 percent of voters, including 50 percent of Republicans, 93 percent of Democrats, and 75 percent of independents say that congress needs to do more to reduce gun violence. Grandmothers WORKS TO BRING THIS OPINION TO BEAR ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY AND CRITICAL SOCIOCULTURAL CHANGES.