Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence – NOW!
Monday is the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
Twenty innocent children and six brave adults lost their lives, and the tragedy sparked a real debate about gun violence across the country and in Washington, DC -- at least for now.
Unfortunately, our elected leaders can have short memories. Conventional wisdom in Washington, DC says that if the legislative process drags on long enough, the urgency will fade and Congress won’t have to act.
We can’t let them forget Newtown. And we can’t wait for the next tragedy before to fix our broken gun laws.
More than 925,000 people have signed the Demand A Plan petition to end gun violence. Please join them and help reach our goal of one million signers before the one-month anniversary of the Newtown tragedy.
No one can bring back the 26 innocent children and brave adults murdered in Newtown -- or the 33 Americans murdered with guns every day in this country. But we can demand that our leaders prevent future tragedies by taking immediate action to:
1. Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America.
2. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that enable mass killing.
3. Make gun trafficking a federal crime, with stiff penalties for those who arm criminals.
We will never be able to stop all gun violence, but these steps will go a long way to preventing the next mass shooting and saving the lives of the 33 Americans who are murdered with guns every day.