From VCDL.org newsletter. I have emailed my Congressman, please do the same.
8. Anti-gun Brady Campaign wants 100 cosponsors by January
The Brady's want to register the private sales of guns and desperately need some kind of victory to show they have any clout at all.
It's our job to make sure they don't get one.
Sonny Sundaramurthy emailed me this:
There are already two congressmen from Virginia that have cosponsored
the federal gun-show "loophole" bill.
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 5/7/2009
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 6/19/2009
The Brady bunch is pushing for 100 cosponsors by January 18th (see
attached e-mail). The number currently stands at 43.
I am going to use this opportunity to remind my congressman NOT to
cosponsor HR 2324. We should all probably do the same.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Email - Getting Closer to 100
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence : Home
Good news! Just in the past few days - since Brian Malte's email to
you last week - you've added eight new cosponsors to H.R 2324, Rep.
Mike Castle and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's bill to close the gun show
Thanks to you and others, we are getting closer to our ambitious goal
of 100 cosponsors by Martin Luther King Day, January 18.
We can do this. When we keep the pressure on, we will close the gun
But it will take every voice ... and every dollar ... to help pass
this common sense bill to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of
Please make a contribution to the Brady Campaign now to help save lives.
The gun lobby will fight us every step of the way with its ridiculous
mantra of "any gun, anywhere, for anybody." But you and I have been in
this fight for a long time. And common sense is on our side.
We want 100 cosponsors by January 18, but we are also pressing for a
congressional hearing on the issue, and we are working with our media
contacts to get editorials and interviews on all major news programs.
Brady and Million Mom March Chapters - we have more than 70 - are also
organizing in key districts to help get more cosponsors.
This kind of all-out effort is how we passed the Brady Law.
But our victories do not come cheap - especially against the mammoth
gun lobby machine.