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WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements today on the NRA’s refusal to support legislative action on bump stocks and shameful call for national “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas:
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“Four days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the gun lobby is not calling for bipartisan legislative action to prohibit bump stocks and is instead audaciously reminding Congress that their number one priority is to gut state gun laws by passing ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity.’ The gun lobby has for years boosted devices that effectively convert rifles into machine guns and boasted that you can get away with guns that mimic fully-automatic fire, so it’s hardly a surprise that they’re calling for a review of bump stocks by a friendly regulatory agency rather than legislation from Congress.”
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Today, after more than three days of silence, the NRA exploited a mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds to push their dangerous agenda to weaken our gun laws – American lives be damned. Any lawmaker, politician or pundit who has stood with the NRA must now publicly rebuke the NRA’s leaders and reject their continued efforts to make guns available to anyone, anywhere, any time – no questions asked. Americans’ lives are on the line and the safety of our families and communities is in clear jeopardy. Now is the time for Congress to reject the radical agenda of NRA leaders and separate themselves from a greedy gun lobby that puts profit over people at every turn. If they don’t, we’ll do everything we can to get them out of office.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs