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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

An Other Call 2 Action Part III

Send the NRA a valentine and let officials know that their lies will cost lives.

Dear Readers, I am also passing on this e-mail, because more action is needed;
What kind of valentine would you send to NRA officials - naughty or nice?

They have repeatedly said they were interested in making "meaningful contributions" to preventing gun violence. Maybe a nice message will get their attention and get them to drop this ridiculous misinformation campaign against the Arms Trade Treaty? OK, nice it is.
On the other hand, they have also been pretty ruthless in their continued lies about how the Treaty would impact Americans - definitely naughty!

Amnesty International is asking its supporters to help send a mix of naughty and nice Valentines to NRA officials. But what kind of Valentine will you be? Click here to find out if you'll be a naughty or nice messenger for human rights!

When it comes down to it - whether you send a naughty or nice message to NRA officials, what we're asking for is the same - an Arms Trade Treaty that protects human rights:
  • We DON'T want guns in the hands of warlords likely to use them to recruit child soldiers and terrorize communities
  • We DO want background checks on international arms sales
  • We DON'T want guns in the hands of rapists and others who would likely use them to fuel human trafficking and other grave human rights abuses
  • We DO want a strong Treaty that will make a significant and meaningful contribution in protecting children from gun violence on a global scale
Show NRA officials how you feel - send a naughty or nice Valentine now.

We'll say it again and again - the Treaty has no bearing on Second Amendment rights. This is one of those NRA lies that breaks our heart a little more every time we hear it because it stands in the way of giving some much needed protection to families who face human rights abuses daily fueled by the irresponsible arms trade.

Think Mali. Democratic Republic of Congo. Somalia. Yemen.