DO THIS NOW: Demand a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons
February 23, 2018
In 2004, the NRA successfully pressured the Republican-controlled government into not renewing the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. The ban had worked to protect lives: after it expired the number of gun massacre deaths (which had decreased over 40% during the ban) jumped nearly 2.5 fold.
Gun violence experts are now renewing their calls for a nationwide ban on these types of weapons - and Americans agree - recent polls show at least 2/3 of Americans support a nationwide assault weapons ban.
In November of last year, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban (S.2095). This bill would ban future sales of high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons, including the AR-15 used in many recent gun massacres (Parkland, Las Vegas, Newtown). Legislators must act now before any more lives are needlessly lost.
Call your Senators and say:
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, STATE].
I’m calling today to ask [MOC] to vote in favor of S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017. We cannot afford to wait any longer to protect innocent lives from gun massacres.
Thank you for all your hard work answering phones.
H/t to Five Calls for this CTA
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