Posted 8 years ago on April 7, 2013, 6:18 p.m. EST by WSmith
from Cornelius, OR
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Senate Democrats: Stop choosing the NRA over the lives of children.
Stop standing in the way of gun violence prevention legislation. We're counting on you to publicly support universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Almost six years ago, my daughter Emily was in French class at Virginia Tech when a gunman opened fire, killing her teacher and 11 of her friends and classmates. Emily was shot twice in the back of the head, but survived.
Last December, after a gunman shot and killed 26 children and faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, politician after politician promised this time would be different and we'd actually pass meaningful legislation to help stop these senseless acts.
But now all that's in danger of slipping away--because a group of Senate Democrats are possibly wavering in support of common sense measures like universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Enough! How many more mothers must suffer what I went through and the paralyzing grief the mothers in Newtown and across our country continue to suffer every day?
Regulation to save lives is the American Way! Stop shilling for the NRA Corporate Lobbyists!!