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To: U.S. elected officials

Tell Politicians to Protect Families, Not the NRA

Gun violence is devastating families and communities, and we urgently need Congress to put common sense gun control laws in place. Parents are mourning the children they lost. Teachers are shocked that active shooter drills turn into tragic reality. Students are forever traumatized after watching their peers killed. Siblings are missing their best friends at home.

Politicians must put families first, but instead we see time and time again that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is pouring millions of dollars into the pockets of elected officials who would rather cash a check than protect the communities they represent.

Enough. There are basic steps including background checks, waiting periods, and banning assault-style weapons which can help protect our families. Congress should stop enabling the NRA and instead pass legislation to protect families now.

Why is this important?

There’s something deeply troubling when attack after attack on our schools, places of worship, and community institutions simply go on without any government response other than thoughts, prayers, and soundbites on cable tv.

A right-wing racist gunned down ten community members in a Buffalo, NY supermarket.

The attack on a Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Hills, CA was carried out with two legally purchased guns and bags containing incendiary devices and extra ammunition.

And the horrifying attack on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX killed at least nineteen students and two adults with weapons legally purchased by the teen shooter.

The gun homicide rate in the United States is 25 times higher than that of other developed countries. Congress must act to pass meaningful legislation immediately. Our families are under attack, and shouldn’t have to live in constant fear of our safety for one more moment.

We cannot let the NRA’s political agenda win out over what we all know is safest for our own families and communities.

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2022-05-29 04:13:10 -0400

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