Dear MoveOn member,
At least 50 people were killed last night in a horrific mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, FL. At least another 53 were injured.1 As the news continues to peel back the layers on this terrible, tragic shooting and we grieve and mourn with Orlando, we must act now for common sense gun laws and to ban assault rifles. We must stop these mass shootings from tearing apart our communities. Click here to sign the petition, which says:
Orlando. Sandy Hook. San Bernardino. Aurora.
What do these horrific shootings have in common? The AR-15.
This military-grade assault rifle was used to murder at least 50 people in Orlando, 26 people in Sandy Hook, 14 people in San Bernardino, and 12 people in Aurora.2
Right now, such a mass-killing weapon is available for purchase on-line, at trade shows, and at neighborhood brokers across our nation.
The AR-15 and automatic assault weapons like it have no place in our cities and towns. They have no place on our streets.
We need to ban all assault weapons now and enact other commonsense gun reform.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Anna, Justin K., Ben O., and the rest of the team
1. "Breaking: 50 dead in Orlando nightclub terrorism attack, state of emergency declared," The Orlando Sentinel, June 12, 2016
2. "Assault weapon is common denominator in mass shootings," CBS News, December 4, 2015
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