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  • tillis 11.19.17 - 2

    It is with a heavy heart that I write to you again about another gun-related mass murder. This time it was at a Texas church and 26 people are dead, many of them children. Three of the five deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have occurred within the last year.

    On December 6th at 10am, the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a hearing on bump stocks, a firearm accessory used by the Las Vegas mass shooter last month that enabled his guns to fire more like automatic weapons.

    North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis is a Judiciary Committee member. Senator Tillis needs to hear from you today that banning bump stocks is an important first step and that we need to do more.

    Specifically, we need also need to ban military style assault weapons and do more to prevent domestic violence abusers from obtaining guns. We know that the Texas shooter used a military style assault weapon and had a history of domestic violence. In 54% of mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 the shooters killed intimate partners or other family members. 25% of all mass shooting fatalities were children. Yet federal law allows misdemeanor stalkers and domestic abusers in dating relationships to get guns (the boyfriend loophole).

    You can reach Senator Tillis at 202-224-6342. Here is a sample message to use:

    “I am calling to ask the senator to help prevent future mass killings by working to ban bump stocks, ban military style assault weapons and close the boyfriend loophole.  These mass shootings must be addressed with common sense and effective laws such as these. I urge the senator to do all that he can to stop gun violence.”

    Your calls will help Senator Tillis stand up to the corporate gun lobby to show that protecting the safety of Americans is our top priority.


  • signed Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons 2017-12-06 10:38:48 -0500
    Our country has a gun problem. We have too many guns! That is the cause, too many guns, and too much easy access. We should rigorously enforce background checks for ALL gun sales, transfers, and transactions. Taking money from the NRA makes you complicit in all of the gun violence that is plaguing our country.

    Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons

     

    As you likely know by now, the Florida high school shooter, the Las Vegas shooter, the Orlando shooter, the Sandy Hook shooter and many others, used military-style assault weapon. These weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible as efficiently as possible. They should not be available to civilians.

    It is well past time for the Congress the United States to act.

    Please tell our Senators to ban military-style assault weapons now. Add your name to the petition today.

     

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    Dear Senators Burr and Tillis:

    Yet again the nation faces a tragic massacre helped along by easy and inappropriate access to military-style assault weapons. This time it is 17 dead at a Parkland, Florida high school. Before that it was 58 victims in Las Vegas, 26 killed in Sutherland Springs.

    Military-style semi-automatic assault weapons are designed to efficiently kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time available. There is absolutely no reason for assault rifles, assault pistols, and assault shotguns to be sold on the civilian market.

    Congress did not act after Aurora, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Southerland Springs and many other devastating mass shootings. It’s high time Congress stopped sacrificing lives and work to address this crisis before even more lives are lost.

    We ask that you act now to prevent more carnage by supporting an effective ban on the civilian use of these weapons. Military-style assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks do not belong in our homes, our streets, our schools, our malls, our movie theaters, our places of worship, or in any of our other gathering places. It is well past time to act but it’s not too late to spare more Americans from death at the hands of killers using these weapons of mass destruction.

    Thank you.

     

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