Saturday, July 2, 2016

Gun Safety Weekly!

Mother shoots intruder: Woman kills intruder hiding in her child’s bedroom

Last week, from the steps of the Capitol, I saw the kind of bold leadership Americans have been demanding. Along with 300 gun safety activists and gun violence survivors, I stood all night in solidarity with the sit-in happening on the House floor. As day broke over Capitol Hill, all of us were thinking the same thing: Our movement is working. 

The historic sit-in, along with the Senate filibuster, gave voice to the outrage millions of Americans feel -- that tragedy after tragedy, our elected representatives fail to do anything to prevent gun violence. 

Our leaders are finally listening. And when our leaders stand up for gun sense, we've got to let them know that the American people have their backs. The NRA and their extremist allies in Congress are already trying to intimidate these gun sense champs -- so we've got to get loud when we support them. 

 Moms and volunteers will be visiting the offices of Sen. Chris Murphy and Reps. John Lewis and Nancy Pelosi to thank them for their leadership. Add your name to our "Thank you!" card, for them and all the gun sense champions who stood up for us.
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Let's be clear: The past two weeks' historic events are so much more than one vote, one bill, or one mass shooting. They're a signal that Americans have reached a tipping point. Americans will no longer tolerate the daily toll of gun violence, with tens of thousands of Americans dying every single year from guns. We're done tolerating politicians who vote to protect the NRA's bottom line rather than the American people. 

The House sit-in and Senate filibuster would not have happened without the outpouring of support from people like you. In just 24 hours, more than 200,000 Americans called their representatives to support the historic sit-in, and more than 1.4 million tweets were sent to support #NoBillNoBreak. 

As we head into election season, it's more important than ever before to show our gun sense champions that the American people are with them. Add your name to our message thanking leaders of the historic efforts in both the House and the Senate. We want to deliver as many names as possible to make it clear the American people support gun sense champions. 

Gun activist Mama shoots her kids.She was so afraid someone would take her guns. Someone should have
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21:  A demonstrator from CodePink holds up a banner as National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks during a news conference at the Willard Hotel December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. This is the first public appearance that leaders of the gun rights group have made since a 20-year-old man used a popular assault-style rifle to slaughter 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 
This woman shot and killed her two daughters in front of her husband.   Some people clearly do not need guns.  This woman is a very good example.  The children did not survive. Wild eyed NRA loving shooter was shot by police when she would not drop the semi automatic. The young girls were already dead and this just proves over and over that the second amendment needs revisiting.…

On her Facebook just in January, she posted this:  The page is loaded with evangelical, hypocritical talking points as well.

Kelly Ayotte paying a price for her gun lobby alliance. Heading into the month of June, gun lobby favorite Senator Kelly Ayotte led Maggie Hassan in 15 out of the last 17 public polls of the race, some by as many as eight points. 

But then we got involved, and after a few weeks of our ads holding Senator Ayotte accountable for her closeness with the gun lobby, things have changed considerably: 

New Hampshire Senate Polling Average (June 28, 2016) 
Kelly Ayotte: 43% 
Maggie Hassan: 42% 

If we have the resources we need to keep pushing, we have a real chance to defeat Kelly Ayotte this November and elect a gun violence prevention champion in Maggie Hassan. And in doing so, we can demonstrate that when people stand together, we can defeat one of the most powerful and influential groups in Washington, D.C. ... the gun lobby. 

Contribute $3 to Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC ahead of our critical FEC fundraising deadline as a way of saying you have had ENOUGH of candidates who stand with the gun lobby.

When Gabby and Mark started Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, one of the main goals was building an organization capable of challenging the gun lobby in all 50 states. What our involvement in New Hampshire is showing so far is that we are well on our way towards achieving that result. 

A Message from Gabby: We all deal with setbacks, in our lives and in our life's work, but what matters most is how you respond. That is approach I've taken in my recovery, and when confronting the ups and downs we've faced throughout the campaign to strengthen our gun laws.

It's been a difficult month for our movement; there is no doubt about that. But in the months ahead we have an opportunity to drastically change the shape of the debate about how best to deal with the epidemic levels of gun violence in our country.

Last week, when Senator Collins' bipartisan "terror gap" legislation came up for a vote in the Senate, more Republicans turned their back on the gun lobby than on any gun bill in recent memory.

I have no doubt in my mind that it's because the calls for change are becoming too loud for legislators to ignore. So I am going to fight as hard as I can through November to elect a president and Congress who will put our communities' interests ahead of the gun lobby's. And I am asking you to re-commit yourself to that struggle with me today:

Contribute $3 to Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC ahead of tonight's FEC fundraising deadline as a way of saying you will never stop fighting until Congress passes meaningful gun violence prevention legislation that will save lives.

We will only make the progress this moment demands if we continue to make our voices heard. The gun lobby is very powerful. They have a tremendous amount of money and influence in Congress. I know this firsthand. But I also know that if we continue to stand together, we are going to win. And winning means saving lives.

All my best,

Gabby Giffords 

It's simple, dangerous domestic abusers shouldn't have access to guns. Period.

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bipartisan bill to require domestic abusers turn in their guns -- a common-sense measure to protect victims of abuse from gun violence. 

While the governor should be ashamed for rejecting this bill, New Jersey lawmakers still have the opportunity to do the right thing and stand up for domestic abuse victims -- but they need to hear from grassroots supporters like you now.

Send Assms. Greenwald and Lampitt and Sen. Beach a message now: Tell them to override Gov. Christie's dangerous veto. Sending a message only takes a moment, and your voice will help make a difference in our fight to better protect domestic abuse survivors from gun violence. 

This bill would require abusers turn in guns they already own to law enforcement after they are convicted or put under a restraining order. And New Jersey law already prohibits them from legally having guns, but doesn't hold them accountable for turning in their guns. 

State lawmakers planned to hold this override vote Monday, but after receiving calls from nearly 900 concerned New Jersey residents -- in less than 12 hours -- the vote was rescheduled for this Thursday. 

Our lawmakers know we're watching, so we can't afford to let up the pressure now. 

Thanks for fighting to protect victims of domestic abuse from gun violence. Together, we can make New Jersey safer for everyone. 
Following the Orlando shooting, Moms and volunteers joined more than 20 Pride parades across the country. We showed solidarity with the LGBTQ community and support for stronger gun laws to #DisarmHate.
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And the media took notice. Our display of solidarity received attention in publications varying from Vogue to the Wall Street Journal -- and some front-page billing.
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