President Obama called on Washington to come together in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting and fix our broken background check system. Sadly, nothing has come of his bold words. And while we’ve waited on Congress to implement his commonsense plan to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, another 14,000 Americans were murdered with guns.
That’s why I joined with 14 other Tucson survivors and family members to ask the President to meet with us to discuss how, together, we can put an end to such senseless tragedies -- and we need your help to make sure he accepts our invitation.
Please read our open letter to President Obama, then add your name to strengthen our request for a meeting with Tucson survivors and families.
Join me and 14 other Tucson survivors and family members in signing our open letter to the President.
Your support means so much to all of us.
- President Obama
One year ago, in the wake of the tragic shootings in Tucson, you wrote an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star calling for a commonsense effort to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. You said:
“We should provide an instant, accurate, comprehensive and consistent system for background checks to sellers who want to do the right thing, and make sure that criminals can't escape it.”
But since you wrote those bold words, Congress has failed to act, and more than 14,000 Americans have been murdered with guns.
Now, survivors and family members of the Tucson shooting are asking you to meet with them to discuss how to implement your plan to prevent future gun violence tragedies and the suffering we know far too well.
I am writing to you today to urge you to honor their request and meet with them. I am standing with them because I believe we can fix our broken background check system, keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, and save lives.
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