Itâ€™s happened again. A tragic shooting, this time horrifically broadcast live on the news. And just like after every mass shooting, right-wing politicians, who have no intention of doing anything to make people safer in the face of gun violence, were quick to offer their prayers and condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham are all staunch National Rifle Association supporters. When they tweet that they are â€œheartbrokenâ€ and that their â€œthoughts and prayersâ€ are with the victimsâ€™ families, it doesnâ€™t mean much because when they vote on gun laws, their hearts are with the NRA.
Read their tweets in the wake of this latest gun tragedy:
Now consider how all three senators have helped block common sense gun laws including universal background checks and a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons.
Thereâ€™s one reason why Congress consistently fails to take real action on gun violence: the National Rifle Association. The NRA has a chokehold on Congress that keeps most bills about gun control from even coming to the floor for a vote. Politicians beholden to, or afraid of, the NRA are willing to turn their backs on their constituents when it comes time to implement reasonable limits and controls on guns. But you can count on them for a â€œheartbrokenâ€ tweet about their â€œthoughts and prayersâ€ when a tragic shooting makes the national news.
Tell Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham: Your tweets about your â€œthoughts and prayersâ€ mean little when you consistently vote with the NRA. Click the link below to sign the petition:
If youâ€™re on Twitter there is something you can do in addition to signing the petition:
Thanks for standing up to politicians who put the NRA before our citizenry.
Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets
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