Talk with your kids about guns
Ask family, friends, and neighbors if their guns are locked up
Lock your guns up safely and securely
Keep our children and communities safe
The TALK Project puts life-saving information in the hands of over 500,000 Southern California elementary school families—printed materials available in Spanish and English that help parents and caregivers talk with their children about guns and, importantly, help parents and caregivers talk with their friends, neighbors, and family about guns and safe gun storage. Free gun locks are also distributed upon request.
Programs like this work! The evidence is clear and substantial: public education campaigns, such as those for seat belt use and anti-smoking, resulted in significant behavioral change. We believe that The Talk Project will produce the same life-saving results!
The TALK Project is endorsed by Senator Dianne Feinstein; LA Chief of Police Beck; LA City Councilmembers Krekorian and Koretz; LA City Attorney Feuer; Burbank Chief of Police LaChasse; Dr. Walsh, Director of Public Health for the City of Pasadena; John Torres, former Deputy Assistant Director for the ATF; and Jack Scott, educator and former California legislator. (List is under development.)
Lock Up Your Guns
Safe Storage Saves Lives
One of the arguments we often hear about keeping guns unloaded and safely stored is that an unloaded gun is useless. In this video, a professional firearm trainer demonstrates how you can get a gun out of your safe and load it within 6 seconds. Locking and safely storing your guns not only protects children from accidental shootings, but can also prevent teen suicides, school shootings (40% of teens involved in school shootings get guns from home) and theft of guns by criminals.
TALK Day L.A.
On November 7th, 2014 Los Angeles city officials declared TALK Day L.A. in honor of our TALK Project. Councilman Paul Krekorian introduced an ordinance that would require all gun owners to LOCK THEIR GUNS when not in use.
Watch the CBS Los Angeles reportRead the Los Angeles Daily News story
It Shouldn’t Be This Easy
Women Against Gun Violence was honored to be awarded as the recipients of a new PSA entitled “It Shouldn’t Be This Easy,” which highlights the danger of children and teens having access to guns in the home. The PSA is produced by the Righteous Conversations Project, which brings Holocaust survivors and teens together to share their stories and work together on social justice issues in their communities. The teens are taught that the greatest evil is to be a bystander who takes no action to stop injustice.