Sometimes you gotta hit ‘em hard so they hear you. My newest Blunt video sure did. Now there’s this:
This week, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D, North Dakota) voted against commonsense regulations that would curtail gun violence, despite the fact that 94% of ND voters support background checks for ALL gun buyers.*
CONTACT Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to ask her why she put the interests of the gun lobby before her own constituents:
And from Bill Daley, who was White House chief of staff from 2011 to 2012 and Secretary of Commerce from 1997 to 2000, an op-ed titled, “Heidi Heitkamp betrayed me on gun control,” via WaPo:
I’ll have some advice for my friends in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles: Just say no to the Democrats who said no on background checks. [...]
It’s shameful when politicians put what they perceive is their own interest or that of some lobbying group ahead of what the great mass of the American people want. [...]
When I think about the Democrats I will focus on supporting in 2014, Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.) and Kay Hagan (N.C.) will be at the top of my list. Both represent states where Republicans typically have an advantage and where there is a long and deep tradition of gun ownership. Both had the wisdom to understand that making it harder for criminals to get guns protects, rather than endangers, the rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.
Well done. We need people in office who have common sense and listen when 90+% of the people speak as loudly as we have.