Gun Control

Post-Charleston, we’ve seen a huge push to renew the gun control fervor that the Sandy Hook shooting brought.

Now, after Obama personally gave the eulogy for South Carolina Senator and Charleston shooting victim Clementa “Clem” Pinckney, Obama’s community organizing project “Organizing for Action” (which advocates for his agenda) has sent out the following “incredibly important” message to millions with the note, “We cannot slip into a comfortable silence while horrific acts of gun violence become the new normal.”

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He’s working overtime to push gun control right now. Remember, both he and Eric Holder have publicly lamented not getting more gun control pushed through after Sandy Hook…

From: Barack Obama
Subject: The fight to prevent gun violence – your voice matters

Friend —

We’ve had to come together as a nation too many times to mourn after horrific acts of gun violence. And right now, it’s not good enough simply to show sympathy.

We need to acknowledge that there’s more work to do — that these tragedies have become far too commonplace. This is a conversation that folks need to have, and organizers like you are the ones who will move it forward.

People across the country are stepping up, and OFA supporters and volunteers are working to prevent gun violence state by state and city by city — join their fight today.

As we take the time to heal in the shadow of this most recent tragedy, we have to ask ourselves what more we can do as individuals and communities to prevent guns from getting into the hands of dangerous individuals.

The lack of movement in Congress on this issue is incredibly frustrating. But their refusal to act won’t stop progress. Because of organizers like you, states like Washington and Oregon ​have introduced successful restrictions on gun purchases, like common-sense background checks.

No single reform will eliminate violence. But we can’t give up, or act like this is some kind of new normal. We have to make progress where we can, and OFA and other groups have a real path forward.

There’s much more to do — so join OFA in working for it:

I’m not giving up, and I hope you won’t either. Every voice​ is important.​

Thank you,

Barack Obama

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