Saturday, May 14, 2016

Gun Safety Weekly

Donald Trump on guns. It looks like Donald Trump is the Republican Party's presumptive nominee, so it's important for us to take a moment to look specifically at his record and statements on gun violence prevention.

They are not very encouraging.

Donald Trump opposes background checks and said he would reverse President Obama's executive order that narrows loopholes in our laws to make it harder for criminals to buy guns without a background check.

Trump is on the record stating he would "get rid of gun free zones on schools" and believes in the discredited line of thinking that if more people had guns in Paris and San Bernardino, they could have prevented the tragic terrorist attacks that happened in the past year.

If we are going to protect the gains we've made over the past several years and do more to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill, we have to stop Trump. Gabby and I are ready, are you?

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On the issue of gun violence prevention, Donald Trump stands with the gun lobby in opposing commonsense steps that will make our communities safer from gun violence.

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UAB running back Greg Bryant brain dead after shooting in South Florida
UAB running back Gregory Bryant was declared brain dead Sunday, a day after he was found shot in a car on Interstate 95 in South Florida.

West Palm Beach Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino said Bryant was declared brain dead at 1 p.m. Sunday. Her statement added the investigation into the shooting of 21-year-old recruit of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is now classified as a homicide.

Detectives are seeking witnesses to the shooting, Colombino said. A passenger in the car, 25-year-old Maurice Grover, was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Bryant started his career at Notre Dame and spent last season attending ASA College, where he played in just one game.

He was the biggest name in UAB’s first recruiting class since the school restarted its program.
Greg Bryant's family confirmed his death Sunday, one day after he was shot in a car.
He spent last season living out of a hotel room in Miami with friends while attending classes at ASA College, playing in only one game. Bryant left Notre Dame after one season when he was ruled academically ineligible for the 2015 season.

Because UAB won’t play again until the 2017 season, Bryant was allowed to enroll in January 2016 instead of possibly having to wait an extra year to get eligible elsewhere. He could become eligible to compete after spending an academic year at UAB.

“Coach Clark, he really did me a favor, because I was living in hotels in Miami,” Bryant told The Associated Press before national signing day in February. “He said I could come in as soon as the semester was over. Any other school I would have had to wait another semester and probably be enrolled by December. I just bought into what coach Clark was saying and I got in with a 2.0” GPA.

Here at the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, we’re fighting for meaningful policy solutions that will successfully decrease gun violence here in Washington State and in communities throughout America.

But, we’re up against the well-financed gun lobby, so we know this is not a fight we can win on our own.

That’s why we want to hear from you about what you think is the most effective way we can stand up to the gun lobby and put an end to senseless violence once and for all.

There are clear steps forward to reduce gun violence across the country:
  • Expanding background checks for all gun sales. After we successfully closed the background check loophole in Washington State in 2014, our communities are safer.
  • Ending the ban on government funding to research gun violence.
  • Passing Initiative 1491 here in Washington State, which would allow families and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily suspend a person’s access to firearms if they are a threat to themselves or others.
But, we want you to be a part of this discussion.

Will you please take our short survey today and let us know how you think we can finally stop gun violence?
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