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Time for Action on Gun Control

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From the Peace Alliance Board and National Leadership Council:

Time for Action on Gun Control – Call Congress

“Friends, our hearts are so broken right now, as I am sure so many of yours are at the horror of the last 24 hours. Sometimes with pain, there is also anger, even outrage, and that is an important feeling too, especially when we need so much change in our nation.

Each of us must take responsibility for the massacre that took place last night in Las Vegas killing or wounding over 600 innocent people within a matter of minutes. We urge you to call the White House, your Senators and your Representativesand demand that they support and pass ANY legislation to limit access to military style automatic weapons, ammunition and cartridges, and foster a more delineated and appropriate national gun control. The Brady bill is also gaining steam again, a prime example of good national legislation that should be enacted.

THIS CARNAGE CAUSED BY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MUST STOP! CALL:

White House: 202 456-1414 or 202 456-1111
House of Representatives: 202 225-3121
Senate: 202 224-4124

If you can’t get through on those lines, call your local district offices, or write an email. You can find all your elected official’s contact information here.

The “right to bear arms” was enacted during the American Revolution to support the establishment of local militias to protect their communities and resist the foreign occupation of our country. The amendment may have been a good and necessary thing during that chapter of our national history. Our forefathers had no vision of current weaponry that is today easily available on street corners and in back parking lots through our nation, and is at the root of many mass shootings happening now with sobering regularity.Mass Shootings since 2012

In December 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself. Since then, there have been at least 1,518 mass shootings, with at least 1,715 people killed and 6,089 wounded (as shown on map to the right). This has got to stop.

We stand together against further violence and engaging civic actions toward a nation of peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.”

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