Repost of an email from Barbara Boxer’s Resist & Replace – PAC for a Change
Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas – the deadliest in American history – has captured our attention and ignited a fire. We mourn the lives lost, we pray for the families, we honor the heroes — and we demand immediate action.
YES, we must support the ban on the sale and possession of bump-stock equipment, like that used by the Las Vegas shooter to turn semi-automatics into fully automatic weapons of war and fire up to 800 rounds a minute.
BUT, we also must stop any proposals to weaken existing gun laws, including the GOP’s planned effort to provide for conceal-and-carry reciprocity and make it easier for people to buy silencers without a background check.
We must follow our prayers with commonsense legislative action that prevents the gruesome deaths of even more Americans. Universal background checks and closing the internet and gun show loopholes are things up to 94% of Americans – including gun owners! – agree on.