I'm back at home now. Sarah and I didn't make a big deal out of my recent hospital stay. But it got me thinking.
My hospital visit last month coincided with the anniversary of the day John Hinckley tried to assassinate President Reagan. And now I'm hearing about similar threats against President Obama.
That makes me angrier than you can imagine. Not because I took a hit that day in 1981, but because the mix of guns and anti-government talk is reckless. It's a dangerous combination.
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The "gun rights" extremists are on the move, bearing their guns and intimidating our communities. Today, on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, there's a Second Amendment march on Washington. They're not allowed to bring guns onto the National Mall, but if they had their way, someday they could march into Washington with guns at their sides. Unless we stop them.
The Brady Campaign is the voice of reason — of public safety and common sense. Guns have no place on our streets, in our schools, or places like Starbucks.
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Gun enthusiasts plainly carrying guns into Starbucks is just another example of the bullying and intimidation that is going on right now. Our campaign helped expose this extremism. We've gotten the media to talk about it, and we've helped rally activists in communities from California to Virginia to show support for stronger gun laws. We need to keep the heat on.
I need your support now to keep pressing home our message. We need common sense gun laws to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on guns — and parading them into our streets and neighborhoods.
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