Thursday, June 16, 2016
Something You Can Do Today
I'm not here to debate or give talking points. I'm not here to convince anyone of what to do. BUT I do want you to know that I support the Second Amendment AND gun law reform. You can do both! These things are not mutually exclusive.
If you also believe that we need common sense gun laws--background checks for every person who purchases a gun + making it illegal for a terrorist or someone who has committed a hate crime to purchase a gun--then THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY:
Text DISARM HATE to 64433 and you will be connected with your state Senator! I did it today and I can't tell you how exciting it felt to finally feel like I could do SOMETHING. Or you can call the capitol hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to get a hold of your state representative.
As you probably know Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy just ended a 15 hour filibuster and on the table right now our Senators are voting for two primary legislative measures: universal background checks, or closing the "gun-show loophole" and the prevention of suspected terrorists from buying firearms. Which is why it is so important to call your senator today!
If you're not sure about all these things here are some great videos to watch.
End of filibuster remarks
President Obama: I don't want to take your guns away