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“Don’t wait for Congress to pass gun control legislation. Stand up to the NRA and take immediate executive action to help stop gun violence.”Add your name:
In recent weeks, more than 300,000 CREDO activists have signed petitions to pressure Congress to take real action on gun control legislation. CREDO activists have also made more than 6,700 phone calls to Republican leaders, telling them it’s time to respond to gun violence with action, not just “thoughts and prayers.”
While it’s important to keep holding Congress accountable for their failure to act, there are fortunately some things the White House can change without waiting on Congress. President Obama has the power to use executive authority to make major improvements to our gun laws.
We know the president is tired of Congress offering thoughts and prayers to victims of gun violence but doing nothing to prevent it. We know that he is open to using his authority when Congress fails to act. The more of us who show our support, the more likely he’ll be to take action now, even in the face of the NRA’s aggressive opposition.
After the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013, President Obama signed 23 executive orders on gun control. Our friends at Everytown for Gun Safety are urging him to take five more executive actions to clarify existing rules and more strictly enforce current law:
Each of these commonsense measures can help reduce gun violence — and NONE of them requires going through Congress.
If enough of us come together, we can convince President Obama to drown out the gun lobby’s scare tactics and act on behalf of Americans who are ready for change.
Tell President Obama it’s time to take executive action to implement commonsense gun control. Click the link below to sign the petition:
Thanks for everything you’re doing to break the NRA’s chokehold on Washington.
Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager