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Friday, April 5, 2013

Guns and the NRA Are the Problem that we need to solve.

By Eric Boehlert, MediaMatters
With gun deaths set to exceed auto deaths, it's useful to take a look at how regulating the auto industry saved lives. READ MORE»
The Truth is out there, we just have to look for it.
By the way, I have never heard it said with anything, other that gun control, that if all lives cannot be saved, then no lives should be saved. If the only laws on the books were perfect laws, then we would have no laws on any books, since no law is perfect. After all, how can an imperfect being such as a Human Being write up a perfect law of any type?

Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
The NRA wants to make every student and school employee a suspect, and arm security officers with legal authority to shoot back. READ MORE»

The Problem Is Too Many Guns--More Guns Are Not The Solution--More Guns Will Only Make The Problem Even More Worse Than It Is Already.

Those are why I am passing on this e-mail and hope that all my fellow Americans make a Donation of at least $5 or $15, like I did. After all, we 99% out number the one percent, if only enough of us can get together, we do have the numbers, we have enough number that if all of us could donate a small bit, we can make a major difference;
Throughout my career as a prosecutor, city councilman, mayor of Baltimore, and now governor of Maryland, I've had to attend too many funerals for men, women, and children who have lost their lives to gun violence.

I've spent my career working with law enforcement to drive down violent crime, and I am happy to say that today, we are taking another step forward toward curbing gun violence.

Yesterday, our state legislature passed a comprehensive public safety package that will make sure fewer mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters will lose a loved one to gun violence in Maryland.

Even though the proposal is supported by a large majority of Marylanders, we had to work harder than ever before to pass it into law. The interest groups who oppose actions to reduce gun violence are powerful, entrenched, and well-financed, and they fought us every step of the way in Maryland -- just as they're fighting tooth and nail to block any action at the federal level.

We were able to prevail because there were enough Democratic lawmakers willing to stand up to the special interest groups -- and they were able to do that because they knew that committed supporters like you had their back.

Today, I'm asking you to show Democrats across the country that you have their back in the fight to reduce gun violence.

I can tell you firsthand that having what it takes to win can make all the difference. Chip in $5 or more today:

We must act -- to make our communities safer, and to honor the memory of the loved ones we've lost.



Martin O'Malley

P.S. -- The lawmakers fighting against legislation to reduce gun violence have big-money interest groups fighting to keep them in power. Democrats are counting on you. Please chip in today.