Americans for Responsible Solutions aims to “raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby,” the couple writes in a USA Today op-ed. “Until now, the gun lobby’s political contributions, advertising and lobbying have dwarfed spending from anti-gun violence groups. No longer,” they write.
As gun-owners, they argue that in the wake of multiple mass shootings common-sense reform is needed.
“Weapons designed for the battlefield have a home in our streets,” they write. “Criminals and the mentally ill can easily purchase guns by avoiding background checks. Firearm accessories designed for killing at a high rate are legal and widely available. And gun owners are less responsible for the misuse of their weapons than they are for their automobiles.”