Call-to-Action: 30,000 e-mails needed by Friday!
Last week, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate held a hearing entitled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” Among those testifying was former Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords — who was shot by a mentally ill gunman in 2011 — began the discussion with an eloquent and courageous statement:
"Too many children are dying. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you."
Later in the hearing, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre made his own statement. Unbelievably, he said, "I do not believe ... that it does any good to extend (background checks).... The law right now is a failure...."
A failure? Since passage of the Brady Law, over 1.9 million criminals and other prohibited people have been stopped from purchasing firearms from gun shops. We call that progress!
Wayne LaPierre's attitude toward preventing gun violence is chilling. Yet he claims to speak for millions of Americans. That's why it's so important to make YOUR voice heard.
Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Ask them to support President Obama's comprehensive approach to prevent gun violence.
With the President's State of the Union Address just days away, we must make our voices heard if we expect Congress to enact meaningful legislation.
Do your part in this nationwide call-to-action. Be bold, and be courageous. Help us rally friends and family to send 30,000 e-mails to Senate Judiciary Committee members over the next 48 hours!
On behalf of the Brady Campaign and fellow supporters, thank you for demanding progress on sensible reforms. And thank you for your continued support at this critical time.
Dan Gross, President
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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