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Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) attends a news conference calling on Republican leadership to support the health insurance reform bill in Washington on August 6, 2009.  UPI/Alexis C. Glenn (Newscom TagID: upiphotos953202)     [Photo via Newscom]
Received an email today from Senator Dick Durbin (D. IL) with a petition calling for stronger gun control.  Figure I would pass it on to all of you:
I cannot escape the images of those children in Newtown.

I look at the pictures of their beautiful, innocent faces and think of my grandchildren -- and I know I'm not alone.

But here's the difference: With your support, I can vote to change these senseless laws and their half-hearted enforcement. With your help, I can speak out for the millions of Americans who share my grief for these tiny victims and my anger for those who sell military assault weapons with no sense of responsibility for the havoc they cause.

It is time for our voices to be heard. It is time we demand changes in gun laws that will make our schools and our streets safer.

Please stand with me to build a widespread network of grassroots support by signing on as a member of Committed Majority for Sensible Gun Laws.

Click here to sign our petition at CommittedMajority.com: Call on Congress to institute reasonable limits on firearms now.

There is much more we can and must do, together:

Bar those with a history of mental instability or violent crime from owning weapons;
Outlaw the sale of certain weapons that are strictly for military use and have no useful purpose in sport, hunting, or self defense;
Ban magazine clips with more than ten rounds from civilian use;
Restrict the number of firearms a single person can buy in a month;
Require firearms within the reach of children to have protective locks.

Let's build a sensible and committed majority of Americans who are willing to stand up and speak out for reasonable limits on firearms.

For the good of our nation and for the safety of our families and children, we have to come together and speak with one, determined voice.

Please, sign our petition to Congress today at CommittedMajority.com.

Thank you. Hug your kids, and say a prayer for those whose lives were touched by this tragedy.

And together, let's commit ourselves to making sure it never happens again.

Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator

P.S. After you've signed our petition at CommittedMajority.com, will you forward this email to three friends, and ask them to sign it too? We're going to need all the help we can get to build public support for sensible gun control.

You can sign the petition here:

http://www.committedmajority.com/

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:44 AM PST.

Also republished by Land of Lincoln Kos, Madison County, Illinois Kossacks, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

    by poopdogcomedy on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:44:18 AM PST

  •  Thanks. (0+ / 0-)

    Done.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:41:04 AM PST

  •  NRA hid data. The truth was.. (0+ / 0-)

    the number of guns is proportionate to the number of deaths by them.
    [http://www.slate.com/... GREED TRUMPS LIFE
    The study also included domestic violence murders/guns in the home, gunshot wounds, treatments.
    The CDC, respected all over the world,  had gathered all the numbers and the NRA knew what it would do. Their paid politicians slid this through the House and the result gave the NRA a new truth, their truth. Claiming science wasn't acceptable, the House passed an amendment BANNING government funding on this issue!  The true intent was to make sure the REAL truth didn't come out again. This happened in the 90's  How many people were killed because of this?  Who would be so selfish guns and the profits all around them are more important than life? The politicians they own and the NRA should be criminally charged.
     The radicals want guns and more guns because they really believe that's the answer.
    I actually heard about this a few month ago.  Opensecrets.org has statistics as to how much NRA gives to GOP. I can only add so many 0's. Gives me a headache.

    Grover Norquist is a boil on the right butt cheek of humanity.

    by bluebuckeyewmn on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 11:12:07 AM PST

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