|Fwd: Ban the mass shooters’ favorite weapon||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: patty guerrero (pattypaxicloud.com)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 15:18:34 -0800 (PST)|
You might want to do this. I am so depressed ab. yesterday’s shooting . Can we try and send a million postcards to the White House and Congress? How would one get started on this? patty > Begin forwarded message: > > From: GARY W KING <g5king [at] msn.com> > Subject: Fwd: Ban the mass shooters’ favorite weapon > Date: November 6, 2017 at 3:00:22 PM CST > To: Coleen Rowley <rowleyclan [at] earthlink.net>, Tom Dickenson <tgd108 [at] > usiwireless.com>, Patty Guerrero <pattypax [at] icloud.com>, Greg and Jaine > King <greg.king.family [at] gmail.com>, psgm <psgm [at] yahoogroups.com> > > > Indeed time to ban assault rifles. Coleen. Might you post on T3 site? > > > Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device > > > From: Joseph Huff-Hannon - Avaaz <avaaz [at] avaaz.org> > Date: 11/6/17 12:55 (GMT-08:00) > To: g5king [at] msn.com > Subject: Ban the mass shooters’ favorite weapon > > > <https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/ban_weapons_of_war_5/?bjHbLeb&v=99582&cl=13450606503&_checksum=894657efbe5643fc652d4b7423cf9e0d4004ed819bd23340ad8f41eac3fcea40> > After Las Vegas they did nothing. After Columbine they did nothing. After > Virginia Tech they did nothing. After Sandy Hook they did nothing. After > Orlando they did nothing. After Texas... enough! Doing nothing is not an > option! Demand Congress do its job and ban AR-15s and all assault weapons now > -- sign with one click! > BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS NOW > > <https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/ban_weapons_of_war_5/?bjHbLeb&signup=1&cl=13450606503&v=99582&_checksum=894657efbe5643fc652d4b7423cf9e0d4004ed819bd23340ad8f41eac3fcea40> > Dear friends across the country, > > Yesterday families in a small town Texas church were praying when a heavily > armed gunman walked in and killed 26 people, in a matter of minutes. > > Among those killed were the pastor’s 14-year old daughter, a pregnant woman > and a five year old child. > > The weapon used in this massacre was an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle: the same > weapon of war used by killers in Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, San > Bernardino -- and many other mass shootings that have barely even made the > national news. > > After Las Vegas almost 100,000 Avaaz members demanded a ban on these weapons > of war, and with partner groups we took a million strong message to Congress’ > doorstep. Today and everyday let’s flood Congress with the same message until > we win: no more thoughts and prayers: > > Congress: ban weapons of war now! > <https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/ban_weapons_of_war_5/?bjHbLeb&signup=1&cl=13450606503&v=99582&_checksum=894657efbe5643fc652d4b7423cf9e0d4004ed819bd23340ad8f41eac3fcea40> > > To the United States Congress: > > Ban weapons of war for civilians: all AR-15s, semi-automatic and fully > automatic assault weapons and high-calibre ammunition now! > > Congress: ban weapons of war now! > <https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/ban_weapons_of_war_5/?bjHbLeb&signup=1&cl=13450606503&v=99582&_checksum=894657efbe5643fc652d4b7423cf9e0d4004ed819bd23340ad8f41eac3fcea40> > > Texas is a heavily armed state and has some of the loosest gun laws in the > US. If more guns means more public safety, as the NRA argues, it should be an > oasis of peace. Instead gun homicides are on the rise across the country and > mass shootings are becoming more frequent -- and more deadly. > > The only other countries where this kind of carnage regularly happens are > countries at war, or developing nations where warring drug cartels are > fighting over pieces of territory. In no other civilized country on the > planet can just about anybody over the age of 18 walk into a gun store and > amass an arsenal of high calibre assault rifles and armor piercing bullets, > designed for military use to spray bullets everywhere and maximize the > number of people they kill. > > The horror in Texas is now the deadliest church shooting in US history, but > how long do we compete for the "deadliest mass shooting" label, when the > benchmark of death and destruction rises higher every time? After Las Vegas > they did nothing. After Columbine they did nothing. After Virginia Tech they > did nothing. After Sandy Hook they did nothing. After Orlando they did > nothing. Enough! > > Like clockwork, conservative politicians have been quick to tweet out > "thoughts and prayers." But the victims in Texas yesterday where in church, > praying. America doesn't need any more prayers from our lawmakers -- we need > policy. Let's keep the victims in our thoughts while we also scream from the > rooftops, until we get action: > > Congress: ban weapons of war now! > <https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/ban_weapons_of_war_5/?bjHbLeb&signup=1&cl=13450606503&v=99582&_checksum=894657efbe5643fc652d4b7423cf9e0d4004ed819bd23340ad8f41eac3fcea40> > > For decades, the gun control culture war has been used to drive us apart, and > stop common-sense legislative solutions to protect us from this kind of > carnage. Until we stop this nightmare, we have to keep making more noise > together than ever. > > With hope and determination, > > Joseph, Dalia, Bert, Emma and the whole Avaaz team > > More information: > > Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead, including 8 members of one family (CNN) > http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/06/us/texas-church-shooting/index.html > <http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/06/us/texas-church-shooting/index.html> > > It’s the weapon of choice for U.S. mass murderers: the AR-15 (PBS) > https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/its-the-weapon-of-choice-for-u-s-mass-murderers-the-ar-15 > > <https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/its-the-weapon-of-choice-for-u-s-mass-murderers-the-ar-15> > > Thoughts and prayers and NRA funding (NYT) > https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/04/opinion/thoughts-prayers-nra-funding-senators.html > > <https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/04/opinion/thoughts-prayers-nra-funding-senators.html> > > How to Reduce Shootings (NYT) > https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/06/opinion/how-to-reduce-shootings.html?smid=tw-share&_r... > > <https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/06/opinion/how-to-reduce-shootings.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1> > > > > Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure > that the views and values of the world's people shape global decision-making. > ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.) Avaaz members live in > every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 > continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz's biggest > campaigns here <https://www.avaaz.org/en/highlights.php/?footer>, or follow > us on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/Avaaz> or Twitter > <https://twitter.com/Avaaz>. > > You became a member of the Avaaz movement and started receiving these emails > when you signed "Community Petitions Site" on 2013-05-28 using the email > address g5king [at] msn.com. > To ensure that Avaaz messages reach your inbox, please add avaaz [at] > avaaz.org to your address book. To change your email address, language > settings, or other personal information, contact us > <https://www.avaaz.org/en/contact/?footer>, or simply go here to unsubscribe > <https://secure.avaaz.org/act/?r=unsub&bjHbLeb&v=99582&lang=en&cid=26359&_checksum=894657efbe5643fc652d4b7423cf9e0d4004ed819bd23340ad8f41eac3fcea40>. > > To contact Avaaz, please do not reply to this email. Instead, write to us at > https://www.avaaz.org/en/contact/?footer > <https://www.avaaz.org/en/contact/?footer> or call us at +1-888-922-8229 (US).
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