Yet again, there has been another mass shooting. At this point, DGB could be dedicated only to gun violence activism and still never run out of Grabs. Over and above all the resources linked above, here’s an upsetting resource to share to your social media accounts today:
Your DGB for today is to join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in sending or personally delivering a postcard to your Congress Member telling them you oppose the NRA’s “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” Legislation.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is being pushed by the NRA and forces states to recognize other states’ concealed carry permits. This will put more firearms into cities and states that have strict gun laws and “remove local governments’ ability to maintain sensible gun standards and keep a proper vetting process in place.”
Today we want you to send a postcard or hand deliver one to your Congress Member and let them know you will not support this bill and you don’t want the NRA influencing our nation’s laws and policies. You can search for a local event here: http://act.everytown.org/event/ccr-postcard-delivery/ and you can even use DGB’s official post card.
Your DGB for today is to prepare to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day tomorrow, June 2nd.
In the United States, gun violence kills nearly 100 people every single day, which is beyond unacceptable and certainly preventable. Tomorrow, we reject the culture of gun violence and every tragedy that comes with it.
You’ll observe the day in at least one of the following ways:
Wear the color orange and share your photos on social media using the hashtag #WearOrange, or post them directly to this site by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Attend a local event near you.
We leave you with this Bob Dylan quote, which comes to mind with each senseless loss and lack of subsequent action to prevent further gun violence:
Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry
Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind