Red Flag Law Promotion, 9/20/22

Our message “Prevent A Gun Tragedy – Speak Up!” has been adopted by Fairfax County, Virginia. There was an informal media event at the Government Center on September 20, 2022, to promote the Red Flag gun law initiative. There are now 344 Connector buses with the sign depicted in the photos. They direct people to critical information via QR codes, a webpage, and more.

Fairfax County is a leader in promoting red-flag laws. Others should follow.

The madness since Sandy Hook has only increased, and Alexandria has not been immune to this disease. Early weekday mornings are usually tranquil in Alexandria’s Simpson Park, located in the community of Del Ray. Five years ago, however, on the morning of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, members of Congress, their staffers and others practicing for […]

Fairfax County wants people to know they can prevent gun violence through its red-flag law

It’s time to start waving the red flag. In the world of gun-violence prevention, a red flag is a call to save a life. On Dec. 13, two gun-related events in the D.C. region mapped out two very different public policies toward guns. The dichotomy is telling. One proposal would encourage the use of guns […]

Would you support a law that could have prevented John Lennon’s murder?

19 states have this law, and it’s preventing death and injury from gun violence. Have you heard of it?  Don’t worry.  Few people have. Want to know what it is? Read this, then donate at to help promote this law.       Tuesday, December 8, marked the 40th anniversary of the murder of music legend and […]

Every Friday until 2/29, Join Us for A Conversation with Andy Goddard

Every Friday:  1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26  —  ‘A Conversation with Andy Goddard’ about Virginia gun laws. Andy Goddard is one of Virginia’s leading advocates for safer gun laws. He’s the Legislative Director for the Virginia Center for Public Safety. Contact [email protected] to get the Zoom details. Learn More

“Imagine” Safer Country Op/Ed

Imagine: A gun safety law could have saved John Lennon’s life. By Paul Friedman Tuesday, December 8, marked the 40th anniversary of the murder of music legend and peace activist John Lennon. It’s a crime that might have been prevented. In 2018, the wife of Lennon’s killer revealed that her husband told her two months […]

‘Imagine That’ News

‘Imagine That’ Public Awareness Campaign News Tuesday, December 8 was the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder by a gunman. Initiated by and featuring Safer Country’s Executive Director Paul Friedman, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s “Red, Blue and Brady” held a podcast discussion about new gun violence prevention temporary protection order laws and […]

Brady Podcast Kicks Off Safer Country Public Awareness Campaign – Imagine That

Tuesday, December 8 is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder by a gunman. On Monday, November 30 at 7 pm (EDT), the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence “Red, Blue and Brady” podcast will discuss America’s new gun violence prevention temporary protection order law.  It is being taped for broadcast on Monday, December 7. […]

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Safer Country’s Red Flag Forum

Safer Country, the Alexandria-based gun violence prevention non-profit organization, is working to get every state to participate fully in the background check system for gun purchases. As well, we are working to advance and educate about red flag, finger printing at point of sale, and safer storage laws. On Thursday from 7-9 p.m., June 25, […]