By now I’m sure you know the White House and Congress are cowering in fear of the gun lobby and refusing to do anything meaningful to address the gun violence epidemic in America.
Instead, they are going to try and pass legislation to arm teachers, which is an incredibly bad idea. The answer to gun violence in schools is not more guns in schools — it’s strengthening background checks, banning assault weapons, and raising the minimum age to purchase rifles.
Like you, I am frustrated by the inaction on gun violence — and angry that many elected officials are more scared of the gun lobby than their constituents or even the incredible kids from Stoneman Douglas High School.
How many communities are going to be senselessly torn apart before our supposed leaders take this epidemic seriously? How many more lives have to be destroyed before we do something?
I believe it’s past time we send a powerful message to Washington that we’re tired of the political games and inaction on an issue that’s literally terrorizing and destroying our communities. Make your voice heard:
Tell the White House and Congress: Cowering in fear of the gun lobby instead of taking action to address the gun violence epidemic in America is just plain wrong. Now is the time for action.
So many incredible young voices have stepped forward in the last few weeks demanding action on gun violence, yet the gun lobby’s influence in Washington is making it impossible to address this deadly issue.
There is a powerful movement happening right now, and if Congress doesn’t address this issue, I believe they’ll see the consequences of their inaction when voters head to the polls in November.
Thanks for making your voice heard today,
U.S. Senator, California