Friends & Family:
My former colleague, Dean Pinto, and his wife, are burying their 6 year old son, Jack, today, because we allow assault rifles to be sold to ordinary citizens — and, in an estimated 40% of cases, without background checks.
The “conversation” — about how to reduce gun violence in our country, including how we better deal with mental illness — will hopefully continue long after the 26 children and teachers and administrators from Newtown, CT are buried.
In the meantime, surely we can urge our elected officials to stand up to the gun lobby — and protect our children and the 34 Americans who are killed every day by guns — by enacting sensible gun legislation.
Today, I signed a petition to the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and President Barack Obama.
Please consider taking action by signing this petition (link below), or by sending your own letter to your elected officials.
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