Last week, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate held a hearing
entitled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” Among those testifying was
former Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords — who was shot by a mentally ill gunman in 2011 — began
the discussion with an eloquent and courageous statement:
"Too many children are dying. We must do something. It will
be hard, but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans
are counting on you."
Later in the hearing, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre made his own statement. Unbelievably,
he said, "I do not believe ... that it does any good to extend (background
checks).... The law right now is a failure...."
A failure? Since passage of the Brady Law, over 1.9 million criminals and other prohibited people have been stopped from purchasing firearms from gun shops. We call that progress!
Wayne LaPierre's attitude toward preventing gun violence is chilling. Yet
he claims to speak for millions of Americans. That's why it's so important to
make YOUR voice heard.
Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Ask them to support President Obama's comprehensive approach to prevent gun
With the President's State of the Union Address just days away, we must
make our voices heard if we expect Congress to enact meaningful legislation.
Do your part in this nationwide call-to-action. Be bold, and be
courageous. Help us rally friends and family to send 30,000 e-mails to Senate
Judiciary Committee members over the next 48 hours!
On behalf of the Brady Campaign and fellow supporters, thank you for demanding
progress on sensible reforms. And thank you for your continued support at this
Dan Gross, President
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence