VIDEO: "My son/daughter was murdered with a gun." Demand a plan to reduce gun violence

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Via Demand a Plan:

Family members of gun violence victims have recorded a new TV ad to Demand a Plan from Congress and the President on the one month anniversary of the heartbreaking mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Tell your lawmakers that you are calling because we need a plan to end gun violence NOW. We can prevent future tragedies by passing common sense legislation that will:

  1. Require criminal background checks for ALL gun sales, including private sales
  2. Ban assault weapons, including high-capacity magazines
  3. Make gun trafficking a federal crime

And here's an email from the same group (bolding mine):

My son Blair was murdered with a gun on his way home from school.  He was riding a Chicago city bus, and he was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting just a few days before Mother's Day. 

Newtown, Connecticut doesn’t look a lot like the South Side of Chicago.  But when I hear the stories of Newtown families, I am familiar with their pain.

One month has passed since the heartbreaking mass shooting that took the lives of twenty first-graders and six adults.  No community should have to go through that kind of terror, and no parent should have to feel so much loss.

Please join me and the families of other gun violence victims in saying: ENOUGH.

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Take a minute to watch the ad and call your members of Congress RIGHT NOW.

Today, more than forty mayors across the country organized events with law enforcement officials, faith leaders and survivors of gun violence to commemorate the tragedy at Newtown and demand action from our elected leaders in Washington.

More than a million people have signed the Demand A Plan petition calling on President Obama and Congress to step forward with a real plan to end gun violence.

I’ve met parents and loved ones of gun violence victims from all across the country.  We share a connection because of the pain we’ve all been through, and we can offer each other some comfort and understanding.  But there’s nothing that would make us happier than never adding a new member to our group ever again.

Thirty-three people are murdered with guns every day in America -- sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers.  We’ve had ENOUGH and it’s time for our leaders in Congress to act.

Thank you for calling your members of Congress to Demand A Plan,

Annette Nance-Holt
Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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