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  •  Ron Barber, a victim from the Tucson (1+ / 0-)
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    shootings, should spearhead this, but I wouldn't hold my breath.  Arizonans worship guns, and he knows this.

       "Today’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. is a devastating loss for the families, the people of that community and for all Americans," said Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), who was wounded in the Tucson, Arizona shootings. "It is especially painful because it took place in classrooms where children should feel safe as they grow and learn. As those of us in Tucson know, senseless acts such as these tear at the very fabric of a community. In times like this, we come together to support each other. To the people of Newtown, we are with you today and in the days, weeks and months ahead.

        My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who were killed or injured today as well as to the first responders, law enforcement personnel and medical teams who are treating the victims.

        All of Tucson and Southern Arizona as well as the entire nation stand with the people of Newtown."

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    by Desert Rose on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 04:54:37 AM PST

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    •  Yes, Barber should (1+ / 0-)
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      Maybe Christina Green's Mom can push him more than any of us, though I intend to write to him and call his offices this week.  Best to you Desert Rose this holiday season.

      From an email I received last night

      I've heard a lot of promises from politicians since my daughter was murdered in Tucson, Arizona, including President Obama. But I am still waiting for them to act.

      And I'm not alone in my frustration. As horrible as it sounds, mass shootings have become common in our country, and 34 Americans are murdered with guns every single day. That means 48,000 people will be murdered with guns in the president's next term. Yet our broken laws remain broken, and our leaders have yet to step forward with a plan to end gun violence.

      We need to make sure today's terrible tragedy is the last of its kind. We need to make a promise to ourselves and demand action from our leaders.

      Please join me in sharing your feelings -- and your promise -- with those who have lost so much:

      Thank you for your support,

      Roxanna Green

      “Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity.”  ― Naomi Klein

      by cosmic debris on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 05:23:47 AM PST

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