How many people need to be injured or murdered before a serious discussion about gun regulations can happen?
I want a number.
How many people is it worth?
Richard Martinez’s only child, 20-year-old Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was killed in the shooting rampage Friday in Isla Vista, California. But he doesn’t want your sympathy.
“I don’t give a shit that you feel sorry for me,” he said in an interview with The Washington Post.
What Martinez wants, instead, is this: “Get to work and do something.”
Though Martinez has the spotlight now, he is surely aware of the frustrations felt by many of those affected by previous gun massacres. In the year after the Newtown shootings, no changes were made to federal gun laws, and nearly two-thirds of new state laws loosened restrictions on gun ownership.
Do each one of these now. Not later. Stop what you re doing, and do each one of these things now. **DISCLAIMER** You will most likely get ridiculous tweets from right-wing gun-loving fucktards. Learn the block feature. Mine are all from the WalMart petition about bubble gun pink rifles for little girls. To be clear, these are real guns, real bullets, real killing. They seem to think it’s the way to teach gun safety and responsibility.
1. Go to Sound Off At Congress, click on the Tweet @ Congress button and automatically send a tweet to your elected officials. You don’t even have to be their followers on twitter. Bookmark the page, it takes a second to use. http://www.soundoffatcongress.org/
2. Send a postcard to your elected officials through Every Town. Fill in the blanks and they will send your members of congress and your governor a postcard that simply states: Not One More http://act.everytown.org/sign/NotOneMore/
3. Sign this petition to tell Visa to stop funding #NRA lobbyists through its affiliate program: http://csgv.org/action/stop-funding-nra-with-affiliate-card-program/ Then tweet about it.
4. Sign this petition to tell Walmart to stop glamorizing guns by selling Crickett Firearms for young children: http://csgv.org/action/tell-walmart-stop-selling-guns-young-children/