Common Sense Gun Control

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Republicans and the NRA have long been preventing congress from taking action to protect Americans from gun violence. Each year, over 11,000 Americans die in firearms incidents, including over 500 who die in mass shootings. The Las Vegas shootings this last weekend were a terrible tragedy, and one that happens all too often in our country. It is time for congress to enact common sense gun control, in order to protect the American public.

Senators Murray and Cantwell have joined 40 Democrats in sponsoring legislation to ban "bump stocks," like the ones used by the Las Vegas shooter to increase the speed of fire. This is a great first step, and they should be commended for taking positive action on regulating guns. But, it is not enough. The pendulum seems to be swining on gun control, with even the NRA supporting the "bump stocks" bill. Now is the time to push for common sense gun control legislation.

ACTION: Demand ‘common sense’ gun reform bills, and thank our Senators for starting the ball rolling.

  • Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
  • Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

Script for House:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. Republicans and the NRA have prevented meaningful gun control legislation for too long. Most Americans support universal background checks and preventing people with violent criminal records from buying guns. I am asking Representative [NAME] to introduce common sense gun control legislation now. This can start with a 'bump stock' ban like the one introduced in the Senate, but needs to go farther."

Script for Senate

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I want to thank Senator [NAME] for co-sponsoring the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, to ban 'bump stocks' like the one used in the Las Vegas shooting. This is a great start, but it is not enough. We need comprehensive, common sense gun control. Please introduce bills that most Americans support, like universal background checks and preventing people with violent criminal records from buying guns."

Background

Upcoming Events

Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal – Saturday 10/7, 10 a.m., Burien Press

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/

SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project – Sunday 10/8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Optimism Brewing

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band; and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. Get tickets in advance in case it sells out: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

Seattle Indivisible Biweekly Meeting, Tuesday, 10/10, 6:30 pm, Yesler Community Center

Seattle Indivisible will welcome new members, give a recap of our recent events, and feature the following activities:

This room is ADA accessible, and can be reached by transit on routes 27, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar. Parking is also available.

Please RSVP so we know how much poster-making materials we need to supply: https://www.facebook.com/events/296003800881670/

Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslum Neighbors, Wednesday, 10/18

10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)

7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)