“The next administration must use the full force of the federal government to bring the reckless and irresponsible gun lobby and industry to justice for the irreparable harm they have brought to the American people, beginning with the gun lobby’s decades-long campaign to change our interpretation of the Second Amendment.”
—Peace Plan for a Safer America

To that end, “we must implement automatic voter registration at the moment that young Americans turn 18 years old,” the plan reads.

Beyond just preventing mass shootings, the Peace Plan is aimed at making all American communities safer. The program would fully fund “community-based urban violence reduction programs, suicide prevention programs, domestic violence prevention programs, mental and behavioral health service programs, and programs to address police violence in our communities.”

“What we are seeking to do is be intersectional,” Tyah-Amoy Roberts, a Parkland survivor and member of the group’s board of directors, told The Washington Post. “We know and acknowledge every day that gun violence prevention is not just about preventing mass shootings.”

To help end the NRA’s outsized influence over lawmakers, March For Our Lives also demands thorough investigations into the pro-gun lobbying group’s tax-exempt non-profit status and its potential campaign finance violations.

“The next administration must use the full force of the federal government to bring the reckless and irresponsible gun lobby and industry to justice for the irreparable harm they have brought to the American people, beginning with the gun lobby’s decades-long campaign to change our interpretation of the Second Amendment,” the plan reads.

Under the plan, the next president’s attorney general would be directed to examine the District of Columbia vs. Heller decision, which held that the Second Amendment gives any citizen the right to bear arms unconnected with use in a militia.

The group also advocates for a coordinated effort, modeled on those conservatives have used for years to retain power over the legislative and judicial branches of government, to ensure that the nation’s courts are controlled by judges who support broadly popular gun control reforms—in hopes that decisions like Heller will become a thing of the past.

“The next generation of federal judges appointed by the president need to be champions of gun violence prevention and a different interpretation of the Second Amendment,” the plan reads. “Working with us, other gun violence prevention groups, and legal scholars, the next presidential transition must develop a slate of gun violence prevention champions for federal judicial nominations, modeled off the strategies of the Federalist Society.”

The March For Our Lives called on all presidential candidates in the 2020 election to endorse the Peace Plan.

“We started March For Our Lives to say, ‘Not One More,’ the group wrote. “No more school shooting drills. No more burying loved ones. No more American exceptionalism in all the wrong ways. But we cannot do this alone. We need leaders—in the White House, in Congress, and on the Supreme Court—who care about the future of our children and our nation.”

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