Creating Safer Communities
One of the clear lessons of our work on extreme risk laws is that states with strong local leaders with expertise and capacity were key to successfully challenging the gun lobby and passing new policy. To stop the horrible level of daily gun death in America, there is nothing more important than building out a powerful gun violence prevention network in every state.
– Josh Horwitz, Executive Director
The gun violence prevention field is dominated by skilled national organizations.These groups end up raising large sums of grassroots funds that often do not make their way back to local communities and organizations who possess local relationships and knowledge to secure gun violence prevention legislation. With Mountain support, The Fund has launched a vehicle which provides state and local leaders with the resource, capacity and policy support they need to create change in their own communities while leveraging national expertise.