I observed that John McCain is too lazy on gun control. (See his lackidaisical attitude here:
At a recent public event in Arizona, Republican Senator John McCain was asked about an assault weapons ban by a mother whose son was murdered in last year’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. McCain responded that the woman, Caren Teves, needs some “straight talk” that an assault weapons ban would not pass Congress.
Caren Teves: “My 24-year-old son, Alex, was murdered in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. These assault weapons allow a shooter to fire many rounds without having to reload. These weapons do not belong on our streets.”
Sen. John McCain: “I can tell you right now you need some straight talk. That assault weapons ban will not pass the Congress of the United States.”
NOTE: A federal appeals court has ruled permits to carry concealed weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment. The ruling came in the case of a Washington state resident who had unsuccessfully sought a concealed weapons permit in Colorado. The Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled the right to bear arms does not supersede laws barring their concealment.
There’s a lot happening right now. Critical gun reform laws are being introduced in both houses of Congress and more than a dozen state legislatures across the country.
Right now, your elected officials are making up their minds about which gun violence prevention policies they will support — and it’s a critical moment for them to hear that you are demanding laws that will save lives.
I just recorded a short update video for supporters like you. Can you watch the video and make sure you call your members of Congress today?
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown to more than 850 mayors and 1.3 million grassroots supporters. Together, we’re taking action in every way we can:
- Our mayors and policy experts are briefing lawmakers in state houses and in Washington.
- Gun violence survivors and the families of victims are meeting with their elected officials to make their voices heard.
- Law enforcement officials are sharing their first-hand experience with strategies that work.
- Supporters like you are making calls, going to town hall meetings and organizing in your communities to keep pressure on your elected officials.
- Legislation is moving quickly, and we need to keep doing everything we can to fight for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence.
Thank you for being part of this fight,
Mayors Against Illegal Guns