Anti-Gun Email From A Political Action Committee

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    Anti-Gun Email From A Political Action Committee

    Got this today. Not sure how I became a MoveOn member.


    "Tragedy in ColoradoFriday, July 20, 2012 9:30 PM
    From: This sender is DomainKeys verified"Justin Ruben, MoveOn.org Political Action" <moveon-help@list.moveon.org>

    Dear MoveOn member,
    We all woke up to the tragic news of the killing of at least 12 people and the wounding of many more at a late-night screening of the new Batman movie in Colorado.

    Reports indicate that the disturbed individual who committed this horrifying act had a bulletproof vest, used some kind of gas canister, and had multiple guns when he opened fire in the crowded theater.1 A three-month-old is among the injured.2

    We are immeasurably sad for those who lost their lives, those wounded, and their families—and for all those who experienced the horror of those terrible moments. Let our thoughts and prayers go out to them today.

    We're also so angry. From children's lives lost in school shootings, to Trayvon Martin, the Representative Gabrielle Giffords attack, and this latest slaughter of innocents, we are not safe from gun violence.

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns has been campaigning to put a stop to senseless gun violence like this with commonsense measures, like fixing gun checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. They've started a petition in SignOn.org to demand action on ending gun violence.

    Sadly, it often takes moments like these to bring politicians to their senses about guns. And while signing a petition seems so inadequate in the face of what happened last night, it's important to do what we can. Today that means taking a small step toward preventing this kind of tragedy from happening again.

    Sign the Mayors Against Illegal Guns petition to our leaders: "Join me in standing with the victims and families of the Aurora, Colorado shooting and pledge to end gun violence."

    The people who died at the Colorado theater last night are only 12 of the 34 people statistics tell us will die from gun violence today—and among 19,000 murdered with guns since the attack on Representative Giffords in Tuscon.3

    And yet today isn't about statistics. It's about the pain of human loss—the loss suffered by the community of Aurora, Colorado. And the losses to gun violence suffered today and every day by other communities, whose tragic stories won't be covered on the news.

    It's in the power of Congress to greatly reduce these senseless shootings and make tragedies like today's far less possible. They can start by enacting commonsense measures, like fixing giant loopholes in gun checks, that are supported by the vast majority of Americans—including gun owners.4

    Let our anger today help give them the courage to act tomorrow.

    Sign the Mayors Against Illegal Guns petition to our leaders: "Join me in standing with the victims and families of the Aurora, Colorado shooting and pledge to end gun violence."

    The strength and support we draw from our friends, families, and communities are never more important than on days like today.

    Thanks for all you do.

    –Justin, Robin, Ryan, Elena, and the rest of the team

    Sources:

    1. "Gunman turns movie into surreal horror: 'This is real,'" CNN, July 20, 2012
    Gunman turns movie into surreal horror: 'This is real' - CNN.com

    2. "Gunman turns Batman screening into real-life 'horror film,'" CNN, July 20, 2012
    Gunman turns 'Batman' screening into real-life 'horror film' - CNN.com
    3. "Background Checks," Mayors Against Illegal Guns, accessed July 20, 2012
    Background Checks

    4. "Poll: Majority Of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support Tougher Restrictions," The Huffington Post, January 18, 2011
    Poll: Majority Of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support Tougher Restrictions

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    One of your friends signed you up for that worthless rag.
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    Saw this on facebook:

    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people that didn't do it.
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    Predictable. They're banking on blind, knee-jerk emotion and inability to think. Sadly, they'll find millions in the USA who fit the bill.

    Fact is, disarming victims won't reduce the number of victims. Particularly when a violent, murderous person is willing to risk everything to succeed, even at the cost of his own life.

    Quote Originally Posted by From the pleading letter
    ...we are not safe from gun violence.
    Guns aren't violent. Violent people are. And murderers are likely to be violent and dangerous irrespective of the weapon, or lack of one.

    Quote Originally Posted by From the pleading letter
    ... campaigning to put a stop to senseless gun violence like this with commonsense measures, like fixing gun checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
    The alleged murderer's actions at the Colorado movie house seem to have been lawfully obtained. So far as the facts show, at this point, he was only detectably dangerous once he launched his murderous crime.

    I'm all for reasonable steps to disallow known violent felons access to weaponry, to the extent possible. But even if everything under the sun were made unlawful, violent persons would still find a way to be murderous, even if they were reduced to bashing people upside the head with a frying pan, one by one.
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    Look at how they spin the numbers:

    The people who died at the Colorado theater last night are only 12 of the 34 people statistics tell us will die from gun violence today—and among 19,000 murdered with guns since the attack on Representative Giffords in Tuscon.3
    That 19,000 number is WAY out of line with the truth. First, valid statistics for 2011 are scarce. Next, TOTAL murders in the US - regardless of the implement used - were 9200 in 2009 and 8800 in 2010 (downward trend). [source: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VE&hl=en#gid=9 ] Event the sum of two years' worth of murders is less than the number they're throwing out. This blatant lying drives me nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Look at how they spin the numbers:



    That 19,000 number is WAY out of line with the truth. First, valid statistics for 2011 are scarce. Next, TOTAL murders in the US - regardless of the implement used - were 9200 in 2009 and 8800 in 2010 (downward trend). [source: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VE&hl=en#gid=9 ] Event the sum of two years' worth of murders is less than the number they're throwing out. This blatant lying drives me nuts.
    But the truth isn't going to give them the results they want.

    Can you imagine what would happen to Budweiser sales if they showed a guy in a bar, drinking Bud and surrounded by all those beautiful women, then show him waking up in the morning with a really ugly one? The truth doesn't sale your product in most cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Look at how they spin the numbers:
    That 19,000 number is WAY out of line with the truth. First, valid statistics for 2011 are scarce. Next, TOTAL murders in the US - regardless of the implement used - were 9200 in 2009 and 8800 in 2010 (downward trend). [source: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VE&hl=en#gid=9 ] Event the sum of two years' worth of murders is less than the number they're throwing out. This blatant lying drives me nuts.
    Even at the inflated number, it pales beside the 42,600 (2005) traffic fatalities every year. Thay are chasing the wrong bus.
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