- Have you seen these vile extremists who voted AGAINST univ bgd checks?
- Hoarding NRA dollars while KIDS pay with their lives
- It doesn’t have to be this way… Vote the TRASH out of Congress
#gunsense #2a #NeverAgain #GOP #NRA
#gunsense #2a #NeverAgain #GOP #NRA
Some of you reading this will have been fighting for #gunsense and commonsense gun laws for some time. Some will have just joined the fight. Welcome to everyone.
Some of you will have always been ‘political’. For some of you this will be the first time you’re getting directly involved in a political movement. We are all cynical about politicians and Congress, but something has made you take that decision to say “I MUST ACT”.
Perhaps the 6-year-olds murdered at Newtown was your defining moment. Perhaps you or a loved one have been directly affected by gun violence. Perhaps you are fed up with people telling you that thousands and thousands of Americans dying each year is just “collateral damage” and a “new normal”. Perhaps you are a gun owner who knows that commonsense regulation is needed and are fed up with the NRA’s extremist stance.
You are right not to accept this situation. You are right to no longer stay silent. You are right to take action. You are right to push your politicians.
Without you, the field is left to the special interests and lobbying firms of the gun industry.
Without you, the field is left to those who spread misinformation, fear and paranoia with the sole purpose of making more money from selling guns to whomever they can get away with.
Without you, more children and teenagers will die needlessly.
Without you, more children will cower in lockdown bathrooms, terrified as they cram themselves in during a living nightmare.
Without you, more women will be subjected to deadly domestic abuse.
Without you, America will continue to head to a very dark place.
But with you, things CAN and WILL change for the better.
These resolutions are all real and effective steps you can take this year to Continue reading
There are two races in America. The race I’m running is the 100m. It’s tiring (I didn’t bother training properly), it’s intense but if I keep hauling my bones along eventually I’ll get to the end. Even if I don’t, someone can probably help or carry me over the line. I’ll need to make a big effort, at the end I’ll be short of breath and exhausted, but I will have run the race.
But next to me there’s another race going on. From high above the stadium, in the TV blimp or police helicopter, both races look pretty much the same in a bird’s eye view. But come down closer until you can see the faces of the runners and feel the texture of the track: These two races are different.
The race next to me is the 110m hurdles. It is slightly longer. It is harder fought. It involves more skill and nerve to negotiate. If you hit the first hurdle and stumble, it hurts but you may stay on your feet. But hitting the second, third, fourth hurdle, at some point you may well be taken down and not be able to get up at all. By then you will be hurting and winded. You can’t breathe. By then the race is lost anyway. A few adept runners may be able to excel and get safely over all the hurdles, may be able to run that extra 10m to get to the finish line. But helping or carrying someone to the end of this race, hauling them over the hurdles, is a whole different proposition.
In one race the starter pistol starts the race. In the other it takes aim.
Back at the end of my race, the 100m, the runners (who all finished) are standing around. Most are silent as a few loudly run their mouths:
“Why is everyone talking about how hard the 110m hurdles is?”
“Our race was tough too!”
“We had to run hard!”
“We had to put effort in! Nobody did us any favors!”
“If they’re complaining so much why don’t they just come run this race? They’re just being lazy”
“If it will stop their complaining, let’s just reduce the number of hurdles from 10 to, say, 5!”
Or maybe everyone should be allowed to run the same race with the same rules and the same challenges.
#EricGarner #TamirRice #JohnCrawford #MichaelBrown #Ferguson #FergusonDecision #alivewhileblack #BlackLivesMatter #CrimingWhileWhite #ICantBreathe #NotOneMore #gunsense #p2 #uniteblue
How the NRA silences its own members:
NRA Board is voted for by just 2% of members
“We’ll take your money, but we don’t trust you to vote”
THE NRA – TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
The only way our laws will change is if people like YOU put pressure on our politicians in the U.S. Congress and State Senates.
Follow these simple steps:
Step 1) Find out who your US Senators and Representative are at http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup
Step 2) Find out who your State Senator is from the State Senate website in your state.
Step 3) If possible, coordinate with your neighbors and friends in the area and all make contact on the same day or in the same week.
Step 4) Call, email and/or write to each of your representatives and ask which of the “Big Ten” gun safety measures they support:
Step 5) Note down the answers you receive, share them with people in your area and, if possible, publish them to the web. Use #gunsense if posting to Twitter.
Step 6) Attend in-person meetings with your representatives and demand that they support these commonsense gun safety measures.
Thanks for reading and keep working for commonsense gun laws in America.
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“A very dynamic and exciting time for the industry”
– James Debney, CEO, Smith & Wesson
“There isn’t an industry in America that wouldn’t be thrilled and delighted to see their underlying demand grow 16% in a quarter”
– Mike Fifer, CEO, Sturm, Ruger & Co
“It’s inherently a dangerous product… it’s going to have a devastating effect on anything in its path“- George Kollitides, CEO, Freedom Group
“I only did seven of the autopsies, the victims I had ranged from three to 11 wounds apiece”
– Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, Chief Medical Officer
“Liberty, of a person to own a high-powered magazine, is second to the right of my son to his life”
– David Wheeler, Father of Ben
“In the time it took to reload, 11 of the children were able to escape. Would my son be alive today?”
– Nicole Hockley, Mother of Dylan
“What happened in Newtown can happen in any town. In an instant, any mother in America can be in my shoes”
– Nelba Marquez-Greene, Mother of Ana
Each child killed at Sandy Hook is worth at least $36.9m in extra sales to the Gun Industry
Isn’t it time we put children before profits?
Contact your Senator TODAY and demand commonsense gun safety laws