Congress Has Blood on Their Hands

Actions, Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Violence Prevention

On Valentine’s Day, 2018, the fire alarm began ringing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As students started to evacuate, a 19-year-old former student opened fire, killing 17 students and wounding another 15 students.
The shooter used an AR-15—a gun that has been used in numerous mass shootings, including Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and Orlando. The gun was originally created to be a “replacement for rifles developed during and soon after World War II.” In other words, it’s a weapon of war, something that is unnecessary hunting enthusiasts or any normal American citizen to own. Our country needs a new assault weapons ban.
But too many members of Congress are too reliant on the NRA’s money—and are afraid it will run candidates against them—and thus, refuse to take any action opposed by the NRA (which is pretty much any commonsense gun policy).
It’s time for real action to prevent future massacres, not just empty rhetoric. Check out if your member of Congress has received donations from the NRA here. If they have, email them with a click and demand they reject the NRA’s dangerous agenda.

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