American Gun Safety Association (AGSA), a new membership association working to pass state laws for licensing, registration and insurance of firearms and their owners (like we have for motor vehicles), will launch on March 24 at the March for Our Lives event organized by the #NeverAgain student-led movement that mobilized in response to the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month.
AGSA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization with the stated goal of "saving lives by moving gun rights and public safety solutions forward, out of the shadows of fear and into the daylight of a culture of responsibility." They plan to develop a "Model Code for Safe and Responsible Firearm Ownership and Operation" that all 50 states can adopt to bring real solutions to the problem of gun violence, while respecting the legitimate needs of gun owners.
AGSA members include people who own firearms and people who do not. What these members have in common is a commitment to mutual respect for gun owner rights and public safety needs, and the belief that a responsible system for managing ownership and operation of firearms can serve both of these groups.
Visit the AGSAaction.org website to learn more and become a member.