Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gun Safety Weekly Update

We have a historic opportunity to make 2016 the "Year of Gun Safety". Here's how -- with your help -- we're going to make it happen: Kick out NRA-backed politicians like Senator Kelly Ayotte

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For almost four years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and after the countless mass shootings that have followed, the U.S. House of Representatives has done something remarkable on reducing gun violence: nothing at all.

But last week, House Republicans vowed to take action for the first time, and in the most outrageous way you could imagine.

They pledged to sanction civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and other members who joined the gun violence prevention sit-in after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history happened at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

It’s up to us to make them pay.

Contribute $3 to Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC as a way of saying you have had ENOUGH of lawmakers who put the gun lobby’s interests ahead of our communities.

Changing our gun laws ultimately comes down to changing where the pressure comes from in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across our country.

For decades, the gun lobby has used big money and influence to exert maximum pressure on our representatives. But now, for the first time in a long time, a vocal majority of Americans are standing up to say “ENOUGH is ENOUGH,” and that it’s time for action that will make our communities safer from gun violence.

And as we start to make candidates and elected officials pay a price for siding with the gun lobby, at the ballot box and on campaign finance reports, that’s when we’ll start to see wholesale changes in behavior. That’s when we’ll start winning these big votes in Congress. And that is why your $3 contribution to Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC is so important, because it helps us keep our effective work going through November.

This is a critical two months until the election. Thank you for standing with Gabby and Mark Kelly. We’re making a real difference.

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Two nights ago, our state and our country experienced yet another tragic act of gun violence.

In Burlington, Washington, a man armed with a rifle entered a Macy’s department store and opened fire. His senseless act took the lives of 5 innocent victims.

The details of this horrific act are still coming to light, but one thing is clear: We must keep working to stop gun violence from tearing our communities apart.

Together we must continue our fight to end preventable gun violence and make our country safer.

Please read the statement below from Renée Hopkins, our Executive Director. Then stand with us and our neighbors in Burlington in the fight to end gun violence.

-Alliance for Gun Responsibility

“We grieve with the families and community of Burlington. As they learn more about the tragedy that unfolded last night, we remain steadfast in our commitment and actions to end the epidemic of gun violence tearing our communities apart. Gun violence is preventable and our communities deserve better.”

-Renée Hopkins
Executive Director, Alliance for Gun Responsibility
September 24, 2016