oman, and child in this country whose life has been cut short by gun violence to end this epidemic.
Over the weekend in El Paso, a young man with hate in his heart and a weapon of war in his hands walked into a Walmart and massacred at least 20 people. It was one of the worst mass shootings in American history.
Hours later, it happened again.
This time, at a bar in Dayton, Ohio. At least 9 are dead, and 27 others are reported injured. According to police, they couldn’t have acted faster. It all happened in under one minute.
Families should not have to be afraid to take their kids shopping on a Saturday afternoon. Or to run errands in their neighborhoods. They should not have to be afraid to attend a local bar — or a movie, festival, concert, or block party. They should not have to fear for their lives in their classrooms or places of worship.
We can’t live like this. It has to stop.
We can’t afford to wait another day, or for another massacre to happen in our country, for lawmakers to address this. Yet the defenders of the status quo — the gun manufacturing lobby and every single politician who is paid to defend it — will tell you that horrific acts of violence like these are beyond our control.
I am telling you today that this could not be further from the truth. Every day we fail to take action, we choose this fate. Every day politicians fail to acknowledge and act on this crisis, they allow our gun violence crisis to take more lives.
And if Congress — specifically Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the United States Senate — fail to take action, then we must act to replace them. Because until we act, shootings like these threaten to take even more lives and tear apart even more communities.
I am asking you to have the courage to act today. For every man, woman, and child whose life has been cut short by the epidemic of gun violence in our country.
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We will change this if we are willing to fight.
All my best,
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