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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m not a grandparent. Can I be a member?
A: Of course! We are people who care about children growing up in a world free of gun violence, so they can grow, thrive and be safe in their homes, at school and in their communities. If you agree, please join us!

Q: What does it cost to join?
A: Dues are $25 for an individual, $40 for a family (multiple individuals in one household).  Renewal notices will be sent prior to your renewal due date.

Q: What are requirements of membership?
A: Beyond paying dues, it’s really up to you, although the greater your involvement, the more impact we can have working toward a world for Missouri and Kansas children that’s free of gun violence. You can:

  • Sign up for weekly emails to receive current information about gun violence and legislation under consideration.
  • Attend informational meetings, usually on the fourth Monday of the month at 4 p.m.
  • Follow our Facebook page.
  • Recruit additional members.
  • Participate in volunteer activities.
  • Write letters to the editor with your point of view.

Q: What’s your position on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
A: We do not seek to change Second Amendment rights. We recognize misunderstandings associated with the debate about gun ownership and appropriate use of guns. We support efforts around background checks to reduce access to guns by those who abuse these rights as well as efforts to reduce magazine size and access to assault weapons. We believe these are sensible actions that can reduce gun violence impacting the lives of children, without limiting the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.

Q: Do you collaborate with other like-minded groups?
A: We work with more than two dozen government, social service, healthcare and nonprofit groups to sponsor an annual community forum in October. We collaborate with others on an individual basis when our focus aligns with theirs.

Q: What do my dues cover?
A: We pay a nominal fee for custodial support to the facility where our monthly meetings are held, as well as costs associated with hosting our web site, production of printed materials, limited contracted services and sponsorship of the annual community forum. We have no staff. All board members and committee chairs are volunteers and most providers of services (graphics, web site development etc.) donate or reduce the cost of their time and talent.

Q: If gun violence is a national problem, why do you limit your scope to Missouri and Kansas?
A: There are other groups working on a national level to address many of the concerns we share. Meanwhile, there is plenty of work to be done right here in Kansas, Missouri, and our home communities in metropolitan Kansas City.

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 As a 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID #47-4529133), dues and donations are tax deductible. 

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