Both of our Senators have spoken out in support of #MarchforOurLives and the victims of gun violence, and both have called for stricter gun safety measures. Cantwell has spoken in favor of certain specific measures such as banning bump stocks and raising the legal age of purchase for guns, but she has repeatedly dodged the question of whether or not she supports a ban on assault weapons. In fact, the proposed assault weapons ban that is currently in the Senate has Sen. Murray as a cosponsor, but Sen. Cantwell is nowhere to be found.
If Democrats in areas as liberal as WA are too scared to call for common sense gun safety, it will never happen. Call Sen. Cantwell and tell her to get serious about gun safety.
ACTION: Support the Assault Weapons Ban
Thank Sen. Murray for her leadership, and tell Sen. Cantwell to join her in taking a stronger stand against gun violence.
Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400
Script for Cantwell:
“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about your position on gun policy. I appreciate that you’ve spoken in support of victims of gun violence and in favor of many common sense gun measures, but I am frustrated that you have not publicly supported a ban on assault weapons. Sen. Murray is a cosponsor on S. 2095, the Assault Weapons Ban – why is your name not there as well? Please help lead the fight for gun safety by cosponsoring this bill and making a public statement in favor of an assault weapons ban.”
Script for Murray:
“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] to thank you for your leadership when it comes to gun control measures. I appreciate that you’ve made many statements in support of the victims of gun violence and in favor of common sense gun safety measures. I’m particularly glad to see that you are a cosponsor on the Senate assault weapons ban. Thank you for showing courage and taking a stand in this fight!”
-This article shows Cantwell dodging a question about gun control at a recent town hall meeting in Spokane: http://www.khq.com/story/37561945/senator-cantwell-wants-tougher-gun-control-laws
-This is a list of cosponsors to the Senate Assault Weapons ban: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2095/cosponsors