(Title quote from the Onion. Graphic quote from video below)
FEDERAL – Action #1: Call your senators to pass H.R.8 and H.R. 1446. Then, more importantly, ask your friends and relatives with GOP senators to call theirs! Every day. Over and over. Make their phones ring off their desks!
See story and video of suspect stopped BEFORE people were killedhere. This happened yesterday, 9/9.
Action #1 – Still in play! CA actions to limit access to guns – “YES” on AB 893 – Stop gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and SB – 61 – Firearms Transfers.
AB 893 – “22nd District Agricultural Association: firearm and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds” would, on and after January 1, 2021, prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds property located in the 22nd District Agricultural Association, as specified, and would thereby make a violation of that prohibition a misdemeanor. The bill would exclude from its provisions a gun buyback event held by a law enforcement agency. (Assemblymember Gloria)
Minimal script for your State Senator: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to vote “YES” on AB 893.. It’s time for stop our public property to be used for gun shows and it’s also time that funding for all political messages, from whatever media, is no longer a secret from voters.
Action – Call your senators and thank them for protesting against Kavanaugh’s pro-gun rulings.
Brett Kavanaugh authored a dissent in a case that upheld a semi-automatic weapons ban, arguing that the assault weapons ban was unconstitutional. In an excerpt from Judge Kavanaugh’s dissented in Heller v. D.C. (2011) “In Heller, the Supreme Court held that handguns – the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic – are constitutionally protected because they have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens. There is no meaningful or persuasive constitutional distinction between semi-automatic handguns and semiautomatic rifles. Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses.”
The day the ability to trace weapons back to their source became moot.
…then do the 5 actions at the bottom.
This didn’t start yesterday: Five years ago, Cody Wilson, of Defense Distributed, published designs online for the “Liberator,” the world’s first 3D-printed handgun. The US Dept. of State office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance sued to block publication, arguing that they posed a national security risk and violated the Internation Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The government won the initial trial as well as the subsequent appeal.
Send a thank-you postcard to Mr. Edward Stack: Dick’s Sporting Goods, 345 Court Street, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108 or (724) 273-3400 (Use Option 1, Dial by Name Directory) or Edward.Stack@dcsg.com or tweet @DICKS We can also call our closest store manager with thanks as well. We need to support the businesses that are taking action when our lawmakers refuse to do so.
Actions for next weekend! – Start planning now!
Joining the Parkland 17 Moms/Wives for a National “Shop-In”, Sat, May 12th!
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 13: Seven thousand pairs of shoes, representing the children killed by gun violence since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, are spread out on the lawn on the east side of the U.S. Capitol March 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Organized by the online activist group Avaaz, the shoes are intended to urge Congress to pass gun-reform legislation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Action #1 – “YES” on HR 4909/S. 2495 STOP School Violence Act.
On Wednesday 3/14 (tomorrow), the House will be considering this bill.
Sandy Hook Promise is supporting the STOP School Violence Act, HR 4909 and S 2495, to create new federal funding that will bring efforts like their Know the Signs programs to schools across the country to teach students and adults know how to spot and report warning signs of gun violence before a tragedy occurs.
What is the STOP School Violence Act? (from Sandyhookpromise)
The STOP School Violence Act will give states the funding they need to bring life-saving violence prevention programs to schools. It will help train millions more students, teachers, and adults to prevent violence and suicide in our schools BEFORE it happens. The STOP School Violence Act invests $50 million in federal funding each year to:
Train school personnel, local law enforcement, and students- to identify warning signs and intervene to stop interpersonal violence and suicide
Develop and implement anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, in coordination with local law enforcement
Train and operate school threat assessment & intervention teams, to preemptively triage threats before tragedy hits