Tuesday, December 08, 2015

McCaskill: It is time for Congress to take steps against gun violence

(From Sen. Claire McCaskill)

I’m sick of the rhetoric and empty platitudes. I have one simple goal that I need you to join me on: Add your name now to urge Congress to take immediate action against gun violence.

It’s absurd that suspected terrorists – individuals deemed dangerous enough that we won’t let them fly on planes – can buy guns; that the dangerously mentally ill can walk into a store and buy ammunition; that anyone can buy a firearm without undergoing an effective background check.

It’s horrific when, after all the tragedy we’ve witnessed, elected officials still cower to the NRA and powerful gun lobby and refuse to move forward on literally lifesaving, commonsense gun safety legislation that has the broad support of Americans of all stripes.

There’s nothing controversial about saving lives.

Americans on both sides of the aisle have reached a breaking point. Inaction on gun violence is no longer an option. Click here to demand Congress take immediate action to stop gun violence.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims from San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, and the hundreds of shootings in communities across our country that haven’t made it to the headlines – as is my promise to take real action to stop gun violence. Thank you for standing with me.


Anonymous said...

Congress should take immediate action on gun control. Leave our guns alone and impeach Obama. He is the new face of terror.

Harvey Hutchinson said...

Guns don't kill people. People kill people!!

Would you have Congress institute background checks at all hardware and plumbing suppliers?

Guns were a small percentage of the carnage in the Boston Marathon tragedy!

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing that there is gun violence, otherwise the liberals would have very little to bitch about during the electoral cycle.

kitty chiwawa said...

It's the Wild West out there, some people must find that scenario very appealing. :( That's true progress for you.