Sadly, tomorrow is the nine-month anniversary of that awful day at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. where we lost 20 children and six staff members to gun violence.
Unfortunately, guns continue to injure and kill more and more of us every day.
Indeed, if today is typical, based on average numbers (source: http://www.bradycampaign.org) some 277 Americans will be shot by a gun. And 84 of those shot will die.
That means, in the nine-months since Sandy Hook, some 75,898 of us were shot by a gun and 23,016 of those shot have died. When the one-year anniversary comes around, those numbers will go up to over 100,000 shot and over 30,000 dead.
Do you think our government would act like it was sleepwalking if a terrorist organization managed to kill or wound over 100,000 American’s each year? Would our elected representatives simply say there is nothing that can be done? We know, of course, they would do plenty. And they would do it fast.
So why won’t they do something about gun violence in the U.S.A.? Perhaps it’s because our voices aren’t loud enough.
We must change that.
Help reduce this daily carnage. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun control. Do it today. And do it again next week. And do it again every week after that until they get the message.
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