I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by January 23, 2013, the White House will review it and respond!
We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.
You can view and sign the petition here:
Here’s some more information about this petition:
Avoid talks with the NRA/GOA who only promote more guns and detract from a real gun reduction solution
It is an assault to the memory of the victims of Sandy Hook to involve the NRA/GOA in any policy debate. Are we so forgetful that we have forgotten the record of the NRA? In 2011, NRA’s La Pierre refused to discuss gun control with Obama stating “Why should I or the N.R.A. go sit down with a group of people that have spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States?” The NRA has spent a lifetime promoting gun violence and are responsible for the gun laws that made these mass shootings possible. The NRA Litigated against the Brady Bill which among other things prevented felons and the mentally ill from receiving guns, spent millions and succeeded in getting the court to make background checks voluntary.