“Thoughts and prayers” or real action to stop gun violence?
It’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 “heartbroken” and that their “thoughts and prayers” are with the victims’ families, it doesn’t mean much because when they vote on gun laws, their hearts are with the NRA.
Tell Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham: Your “thoughts and prayers” are not enough when your hearts and votes 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.
There’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 “heartbroken” tweet about their “thoughts and prayers” when a tragic shooting makes the national news.
Tell Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham: Your tweets about your “thoughts and prayers” mean little when you consistently vote with the NRA.
If you’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.