“Protecting the safety of Americans should be the top priority of any president. Unfortunately, gun lobby profits seem to be more important to President Trump.” Robyn Thomas, Executive Director of Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
We have a gun epidemic in this country. In response, Trump has rolled out the red (blood-drenched) carpet for the NRA. One of his first actions in office was to roll back a sensible gun regulation, so it’s now easier for people with mental illness to buy firearms. And Trump kept firing away, so that it is also now easier for fugitives to buy guns. There have been 377 mass shootings on Trump’s watch, including the deadliest in US history. And the time bomb until the next mass shooting is ticking away.
But there is hope--Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is exposing Trump’s lies and ties to the NRA. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot at point blank range in the head and survived, has the courage to stand her ground. Giffords Law Center filed a lawsuit last week to force the Trump Administration to disclose its communications with the NRA, which could reveal their close coordination. And Giffords Law Center is pushing back on the NRA’s efforts to loosen gun laws at the local, state, and national level all across the US.
All-of-us must stop Trump and complicit politicians from enabling the gun industry to profit from mass killings.
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