Enough is Enough. Ban Assault Weapons Now!

They were watching a movie in Aurora. They were learning to read in Newtown. They were celebrating in San Bernardino. They were dancing in Orlando. They were playing baseball in Alexandria. They were listening to music in Las Vegas. They were praying in Sutherland Springs. And they were in class in Parkland.

And then they were killed by an assault-style rifle.

At the end of the school day on February 14th, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people. According to reports, the gunman, a former student at the high school, was armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle.

Assault-style rifles are designed to kill a lot of people really quickly. That is their sole purpose, and that is why they are used so often in mass shootings. Seven out of the 10 mass shooting incidents with the highest number of people killed and wounded in the U.S. involved an assault-style rifle.  

An assault weapons ban was in place for 10 years in the United States before Congress let it expire in 2004. In the 12 years since the NRA stopped the ban from being reauthorized, the death toll has spiked significantly.

How many more people have to die? How many more families must be torn apart? How many more friends must be lost before our country recognizes the need for gun control? 

It is time to say enough is enough. Sign this petition to demand that the U.S. Congress acts now to pass legislation banning assault rifles.  

To members of Congress:

They were watching a movie in Aurora. They were learning to read in Newtown. They were celebrating in San Bernardino. And they were dancing in Orlando. 

And then they were killed by an assault-style rifle.

In the early morning hours of June 12th, a gunman opened fire on 300 LGBTQ people and allies dancing and celebrating Pride Month at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. Using a highly accurate assault-style rifle that can fire off multiple rounds of ammunition in a short amount of time, he was able to kill at least 50 people and injure at least 53 before he was killed by police.

Assault-style rifles are designed to kill a lot of people really quickly. That is their sole purpose, and that is why they are used so often in mass shootings. Seven out of the 10 mass shooting incidents with the highest number of people killed and wounded in the U.S. involved an assault-style rifle.  

An assault weapons ban was in place for 10 years in the United States before Congress let it expire in 2004. In the 12 years since the NRA stopped the ban from being reauthorized, the death toll has spiked significantly. Because it is so easy to buy an assault-style rifle in the U.S., the Orlando gunman was able to legally buy the gun that he used to massacre 50 people. 

How many more people have to die? How many more families must be torn apart? How many more friends must be lost before you recognize the need for gun control? 

Enough is enough. Act now to pass legislation banning assault rifles in the United States. 
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