YESTERDAY WE MOURNED, TODAY WE GET TO WORK TO END GUN VIOLENCE

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION:

Please contact TED YOHO and demand that he vote AGAINST The SHARE Act (HR 3668) by calling his DC office at (202) 225-5744; his Gainesville office at (352) 505-0838; or emailing him through his website: https://yoho.house.gov/contact.

You can also join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense’s efforts to defeat the SHARE act by texting SILENCER to 64433.

Indivisible Gainesville extends our deepest sympathies to the latest victims of the epidemic of gun violence in our country. This heinous act in Las Vegas, which took the lives of over 50 innocent Americans and left hundreds injured, is the 273rd mass shooting in the 275 days of this year.

We stand defiantly against those who wish to obstruct progress by saying that now is not the time to politicize the debate over gun control. There will never be a convenient time and the sooner we act, the more lives we can save. It is with this in mind that we ask you to join us in turning our grief into action and call your Congressional representatives. Tell them that we will no longer allow them to protect gun industry profits at the expense of American lives. We must come together as a nation to reject false narratives by the NRA and the politicians who serve them.

Here is one way we can start to resist the toxic gun culture that leads to violence every day in our country:

Congress is set to vote on H.R. 3668, the SHARE (Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement) Act. The vote will likely be delayed because of the Las Vegas shooting. Ironically, it was delayed back in June due to the mass shooting at the Congressional softball practice. But it will be voted on at some point.

Contained within the SHARE Act is a provision called the Hearing Protection Act, which aims to overturn regulations that have been in place since 1934 requiring people who wish to purchase noise suppression devices (gun silencers) to undergo an application process that includes submission of fingerprints and a strict background check.

Removing these restrictions would make the devices easier to buy and make weapons quieter when being fired.  The loud report of a weapon being discharged is a public safety feature; it is possible that many more injuries and fatalities could have occurred had concert-goers in Las Vegas not heard the gunshots.

The Hearing Protection provision was at one time a standalone bill co-sponsored  by our very own Congressman Ted Yoho. Please contact him and demand that he vote AGAINST The SHARE Act (HR 3668) by calling his DC office at (202)225-5744; his Gainesville office at (352) 505-0838; or emailing him through his website. https://yoho.house.gov/contact  You can also join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense’s efforts to defeat the SHARE act by texting SILENCER to 64433.

We ask that in the coming weeks and months you join us in dedicating our efforts to demand that our elected officials do their job. Protect us by passing common sense gun safety laws to help prevent horrific tragedies like Las Vegas, Pulse Nightclub, and Sandy Hook and save the over 10,000 American lives per year that are lost to gun violence. We must not be silent, we must not allow our outrage to fade. Together, we will demand change until they truly hear us.

Visit the national Indivisible Blog for more information about the SHARE Act: http://www.indivisible.org/resource/preventing-gun-violence-tell-members-congress-prayers-not-enough/

In Solidarity,
~The Indivisible Gainesville Team

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