Gabby Giffords / Americans for Responsible Solutions – 2013-04-09 01:10:12
(April 8, 2013) — A little over two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded twelve others.
Since that day, America has suffered too many mass shootings, and after the massacre of 20 children and six of their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary it’s clear that this time must be different.
That’s why my husband, former Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly, and I started a new organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, to make sure we are doing everything we can to pass meaningful legislation that will reduce gun violence.
Your Senators are set to begin debate this week, but there are some who are threatening to filibuster any vote on the issue. That’s unacceptable, and they need to hear from you.
Will you stand with Mark and me and sign our petition urging the Senate to pass universal background checks for all gun purchases?
My recovery has been tough, but I’ve worked very hard, and I feel lucky to be with my family and have this opportunity to do something important for my country.
It’s an uphill battle right now, but with your voice and support we’ll get it done. Thank you for standing with us today.
Please urge the Senate to pass universal background checks for all gun purchases.
All the best,
P.S. To receive mobile alerts from me with the latest news about the coming votes, grab your cell phone and text SOLUTIONS to 90975.
Congress: Enact Universal Background Checks
With the first votes on background checks happening as soon as next week, there are some who are threatening to filibuster any legislation on the issue. That’s unacceptable, and it’s important that your Senators hear from you.
Sign our petition calling on the Congress to pass universal background checks for all gun purchases.
I stand with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly in urging you to take immediate action to reduce gun violence in the United States.
One reasonable solution you could pass that would reduce violence while protecting responsible ownership would be universal background checks for all gun purchases.
I look forward to watching your progress and commitment to this important issue.