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1 October, Las Vegas three years ago – 58 people were murdered; they wanted a happy day out with friends. The guns available to their murderer were so high-tech and so powerful, he killed from a great distance away and they had no chance. No ‘good guy with a gun’ (an NRA myth) would have been able to save those innocent lives in the small amount of time in which they died. However, better gun laws just might have saved them – laws Trump promised he would bring in.
Within a month Trump was renewing the gun law reform promises made during his campaign which he had abandoned.
In this BBC article’s embedded video, Trump says “…we need background checks so that ‘sick’ people don’t get guns.”
He also talked about ‘doing a lot of work after Parkland’ -which is dubious, and the president also said “We can do very meaningful background checks; I want to see it happen.”
The only thing that happened is that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sat on bipartisan bills the House passed to the Senate to vote on which would have meant better background checks. Mitch is proud of stopping gun law reform, and likes to think of himself, even now during the devastating pandemic as ‘The Grim Reaper’ who won’t let bills be voted on. Trump had an eye-watering $30 million from the NRA and Mitch $1.29 million ; all at a time when the NRA was hopelessly compromised by its involvement with Russian agents and Russian money.
We will remind Trump – but more crucially we will remind voters – that Trump made these gun law reform promises and discarded them, undoubtedly costing lives: Trump’s promises must not be taken seriously by voters.
Please contact Trump and/or McConnell through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking. Reminder- we are not going to change Trump or McConnell; our purposes are to show people that there is opposition to the pair’s gun policies, to show people that there is visible opposition to how the pair have acted over guns, and not least to remind voters that they cannot trust Trump to keep promises:
Yesterday was the third anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting which claimed 58 lives. You promised gun law reform before you got into office and again after this tragedy: WHERE IS IT?
McConnell sits on two bipartisan bills which could have saved lives; he has the audacity to proudly call himself ‘The Grim Reaper’ even during a pandemic. His contempt for lives and the House makes him unfit for office. If he cared about the Constitution, he would allow votes on bills from the House.
Mr Trump, I want every voter to understand that your promises are empty and you are not to be trusted. Reasonable people, however they feel about guns, have to acknowledge that you will say things you don’t mean, cannot be relied on, and do not follow through on your word. You are unfit to be president, and I pledge to Vote You Out.
-or this tweet:-
@realDonaldTrump @senatemajldr Trump promised gun law reforms; he lied. It’s 3 years since Las Vegas shooting- no change. McConnell calls himself Grim Reaper as he’s killed gun law reform bills which cd have saved lives. You can’t vote for people you can’t trust. VOTE THEM OUT!
Email: (form) https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Phone: (270) 781-1673
Email: (form) https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactform
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