Tone Down the Rhetoric, Toughen Up the Laws
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Tone Down the Rhetoric, Toughen Up the Laws

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      Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and ProgressNow

At this moment of crisis that challenges the strength and vibrancy of our democracy, people all across America are calling on our leaders to tone down their political rhetoric and toughen up the laws that keep us safe.

In the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the senseless shootings in Tucson, we can no longer tolerate violence-strewn political language or reckless media chatter that put dangerous ideas in disturbed people’s minds.

And even more essentially, we must have zero tolerance for the weakening of gun laws and the undermining of law enforcement efforts that put dangerous weapons in disturbed people’s hands.

We, the undersigned, are calling on elected leaders of every party, every ideology and every level of government to make a deep and lasting commitment to toning down the rhetoric and toughening up the laws to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

34 people are murdered with guns every day. And we refuse to let the NRA or anyone else dictate what our democracy can do to stop that violence.

 

To:
American Leaders
I call on elected leaders of every party, every ideology and every level of government to make a deep and lasting commitment to toning down the rhetoric and toughening up the laws to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Ruth Wilkerson OCALA, FL
      • over 3 years ago

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    • Deena Petrick HEATH, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Having been in politics myself (on a small, local level), I was appalled at the fact that people wanted to hear me bash my opponent & I was a bit unnerved at the possibility that I might have lost the seat because I refused to do so. When you run for public office it should be apparent that you don't necessarily agree with what your opponent is doing or you wouldn't be running in the first place! Seriously, let's cut the 3rd grade name calling & stick to the issues people!

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    • Luanne Callaham TUCSON, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      I believe in our right to bare arms. I don't believe in our right to kill American citizens with them. Boundaries MUST be drawn.

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