The Giffords Law Center just put out this press release today in the wake of yesterday's Midland-Odessa shooting. It's not like we do not have options.
We totally do, including requiring universal background checks, red flag laws, and safe storage laws and others that can surely achieve bi-partisan support.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected. And many thanks to the Giffords Law Center for their potentially life-saving work if our lawmakers will only do something about this. What could be more urgent?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2019
CONTACT: Jason Phelps, firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Twelve days ago a group of Texas Gun Owners for Safety gathered with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in Austin to address our concerns about escalating gun violence,” said Jane Mumey. “We made a commitment to our state and each other to work towards common sense gun regulations that preserve 2nd Amendment rights. Yesterday, we saw another mass shooting unfold. The state of Texas is facing a public health and safety crisis. We will not let this event pass without action from our members. We ask the public to contact their legislators and ask them to immediately support universal background checks and safe storage legislation.”
“Once again our state has been terrorized by gun violence,” said David Dunn. “This isn't what responsible gun ownership looks like, and we must make changes. Texas can immediately take steps to make us all safer and that should happen tomorrow.”
Giffords is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives from gun violence. Founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, Giffords inspires the courage of people from all walks of life to make America safer.