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Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) and the AGS Foundation (AGSF) have been folded into Third Way, an organization founded and operated by the former AGS and AGSF management team.

For Third Way’s latest gun safety policy and message guidance, please visit our gun issues page. There you can also find reports produced by AGS in a special sub-category.

For current gun safety data and other information, we recommend the American Hunters and Shooters Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

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Message Memo

Reframing the “Bailout”

Author: Anne Kim, Matt Bennett and Jim Kessler
In The Middle Class Program


This memo offers our advice on what progressives must do to reframe the debate, take proper credit for their overhaul of the Bush proposal, and address public outrage.


Congress has little choice but to act on a rescue package for the nation’s financial industry. But Americans are angry and confused. Progressives must be clear what this week’s fight was about and where we ended up. President Bush proposed a $700 billion handout to Wall Street; progressives said no and instead crafted a loan that will keep the economy moving and be repaid to taxpayers.

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