Next step: Tell Obama & Romney to lead on banning assault weapons

Tell Obama and Romney to lead on banning assault weapons
Call President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney: Tell them to issue a joint call asking Congress to reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban today.
Tell Obama and Romney to lead on banning assault weapons.
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Dear Friend,

Thank you for recently taking action to join the fight to ban assault weapons now. The response to our campaign so far has been amazing, as over 245,000 CREDO Action members have signed a petition calling on President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to ask Congress to reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban as soon as possible.

But our work is not done. The urgency in our campaign was underscored in recent days by more tragedies in Wisconsin and in Texas where shooting rampages left ten dead. The alleged shooters in those attacks also reportedly used semiautomatic weapons. These tragedies are sad reminders of why we need to make sure the pressure on both President Obama and Governor Romney to lead on this issue does not go away.

Call President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney: Tell them to issue a joint call asking Congress to reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban today. Click here for a simple script and the numbers to call.

It's long past time for senseless gun violence to stop. Around 270 people are shot every day in America and nearly 100,000 each year.1 Massacres on the scale of the tragedies in Colorado, Wisconsin and Texas happen in part because our federal gun laws make it easy for civilians to obtain military-level firepower. We need to pass and enforce sensible federal gun laws restricting ready access to assault weapons by civilians. Reinstating a strong version of the federal ban on assault weapons known as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act is where we should start.

We understand many things need to change in American culture to stop the next Aurora-like massacre. But we do know one thing we should put at the top of the list — keeping military-level assault weapons like the AR-15 with a high-capacity clips out of the hands of civilians. Let's keep the pressure to lead on both President Obama and Governor Romney.

Call President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney: Tell them to issue a joint call asking Congress to reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban today. Click here for a simple script and the numbers to call.

Thank you for speaking out.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. "Facts: Gun Violence," BradyCampaign.org.

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