Considering the fact that their boss Chicago Jesus was bashing Republicans as the tragedy was still unfolding, I guess this is to be expected.
If you’re like me, you heard the news about the 12 Americans who died in D.C.’s Navy Yard shooting — and you had those familiar feelings of grief and frustration.
It’s almost unbelievable: More than 8,259 Americans have died due to gun violence since Newtown.
As President Obama said, these events are too common. We all stand numb, trying to wrap our minds around another tragedy that breaks our hearts.
Yet, even though 9 in ten Americans have said they support common-sense measures that would prevent gun violence, Congress has failed to act.
Since the Senate vote failed this spring, OFA supporters have refused to back down — within weeks, we delivered a petition with more than 1.4 million names to leaders in Congress. Just last month, volunteers held hundreds of events across the country, reminding their lawmakers that we’re not going away. [...]
The President has done what he can to help — taking executive action to close loopholes in background checks on gun sales, nominating Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and more.
But, as he put it, “Ultimately this is something that Congress is going to have to act on.”
We can pass legislation that helps prevent future gun violence — we just can’t back down now.
Add your name to recommit to the fight for gun violence prevention legislation today:
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