To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

It's Time for Real Laws to Stop Gun Violence

We need more than talk. We need more than another moment of silence. We need a real, sustained commitment to getting handguns and assault weapons off of our streets.

Why is this important?

For too long politicians in Washington have sat on their hands and let the NRA use fear to prevent action. It is time to come to grips with the realization that stemming the massive flow of illegal and legal guns into our cities is a fight for the lives of our mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. We have let America down when it comes to addressing the gun violence epidemic in too many of our neighborhoods.