Lujan-Grisham's original text is in italics, my comments are in bold.
Say you believe that now is the time to act on reducing gun violence in America by adding your name to our petition today.
Show me a responsible gun owner who actually approves of "gun violence," OK?
During my time in Congress, I've participated in more moments of silence to honor the victims of gun violence than policy debates about how to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. It's unacceptable.
Never mind that the phrase "gun violence" is intended to provoke an anti-firearm emotional state. Notice how the hoplophobes never talk about "knife violence" or "baseball bat violence" or "beer bottle violence" ?
Just look at what our community in New Mexico is coping with right now: -- the tragic murder of an ADP police officer -- the fatal road rage shooting of a 4-year-old girl in Albuquerque -- and another incident just this week in Española where a brawl turned into something worse when a man pulled out a gun and shot an 8-year-old boy
With dangerous weapons killing an average of 36 people every day, it's only a matter of time until another community in New Mexico has to suffer.
These incidents bring to bare that many communities -- that every single community across the country -- are suffering from gun violence, and other public safety issues. In Washington, there is a growing sense that we are failing to act as policy makers, yet action continues to be stalled. And these recent shootings are a reminder of how unacceptable that has become.
Politicians are always the last people we should look to in order to solve any problem.
Sign this petition to stand with me in tackling gun violence -- we can no longer afford to wait to act on gun violence. The time is now.
I'm already taking specific steps to address this crisis in Washington.
First, I'm co-sponsoring the bipartisan King-Thompson bill, which expands existing background checks to cover all commercial firearm sales. On top of that, I'm aggressively supporting the Gun Violence Research Act, which will repeal the ban on CDC gun violence research.
And how many 20-25 year-old criminals will be labeled as "teen-agers? How many instances of justifiable self-defense using firearms will be lumped in as "gun violence" ?
Neither of these Acts has a real chance of passing the Republican-led U.S. House, which has to at least pay lip service to respecting the right of private civilians to own and carry weapons, as gauranteed by the Second Amendment. Even most Democrats pay that lip service, in the same breath as they propose to rewrite the Second into oblivion.
I feel strongly that everyone has the right to safety in their community. It is fundamental to the American dream, and that's why it is imperative that we act on gun violence before it's too late. Will you stand with me today?
It's always "imperative," isn't it?
Add your name to our gun violence petition right here, right now
Michelle Lujan Grisham
P.S. And just this past week, I was interviewed on KOB4 in Albuquerque to talk about the recent gun violence in New Mexico. You can watch it here.
Never shy for the media, is she?
This email was sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. If you want to unsubscribe then you can here: http://go.michellelujangrisham.com/unsubscribe
PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF MICHELLE
This email was sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
If you believe we need a Congresswoman who will fight to give everyone a chance to live the American Dream, then follow Michelle Lujan Grisham on Facebook / Twitter
Should you want to unsubscribe then you can click here.
Join Michelle Lujan Grisham in building a stronger community and country by making a contribution to our campaign here.
Of course she's all about enhancing the cash flow.
FOR FURTHER REFERENCE
- The Republican sponsoring this bit of hoplophobic nonsense is none other than the cretinous Peter King from Long Island, New York.
- HR 1217 – "Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015"
- HR 3926 – "Gun Violence Research Act"
- Approximate reading level – 12.2
Copyright © 2015 Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Libertarian Party of Bernalillo County, New Mexico and Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
This blog entry created with gedit Notepad++.