May 2022: A white supremacist brought domestic terrorism to a Buffalo supermarket, killing 10. An 18-year-old who had recently, legally bought two AR15 assault rifles and hundreds of rounds killed 21 at a primary school in Uvalde. These and other killers are unambiguously enabled by the NRA and its virtual ownership of the elected officials it contributes millions of dollars to. These governors and Congresspeople deliberately block gun law reform and some, like Texas Governor Abbott, pass laws weakening gun restrictions. Abbott has a 100% approval rating from the NRA. Mitch McConnell flaunted democratic principles and proudly stopped two bipartisan gun law reform bills. He’s had over $1 million in donations from the NRA. We pledge to VOTE THEM OUT.
In 2020, 45,000 people died in gun violence in the US, over half were suicides, and 19,000 died in violent incidents.
No other country in peacetime in the west has anything like these figures.
The NRA puts in place politicians who support its rhetoric and who thwart all attempts at gun law reforms.
We just learned in a new article from Fortune that the gun lobby outspent the gun law reform groups by five times in the last elections. We cannot allow the country to be run by those who have more money than respect for the lives of those taken or otherwise impacted by gun violence: Voting is essential.
Please contact your Governor and/or Congresspeople through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking – and/or post this message to your personal social media:
For the victims of gun violence in Buffalo, Uvalde, Sandy Hook, Parkland, and every victim of gun violence, I pledge to vote against any candidate for office who accepts donations from the NRA.
Find your congressperson here: https://www.conginst.org/contact-congress/
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