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Gun control advocates should not be intimidated: the political winds at their back are strong. It’s clear that Obama would sign gun control legislation passed by Congress and, as Nation editors write this week, the focus should be on making that happen.

 TO DO

As Ari Melber reported, in three days, more than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling on the White House to back legislation limiting access to guns. That is the most support that any petition has drawn since the White House launched its “we the people” platform. Add your name to the list today and share the info with friends, family and your Twitter and Facebook networks.

 TO READ

In this passionate essay, Fareed Zakaria makes clear that the solution to gun violence is blindingly obvious.

 TO WATCH

In this episode of Democracy Now!, arms control advocate Rebecca Peters looks to Australia's example for solutions on reducing gun violence in America.

A weekly guide to meaningful action, this blog connects readers with resources to channel the outrage so many feel after reading about abuses of power and privilege. Far from a comprehensive digest of all worthy groups working on behalf of the social good, Take Action seeks to shine a bright light on one concrete step that Nation readers can take each week. To broaden the conversation, we’ll publish a weekly follow-up post detailing the response and featuring additional campaigns and initiatives that we hope readers will check out. Toward that end, please use the comments field to give us ideas. With your help, we can make real change.

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