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No more names

June 14th is the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Every single day since then, another 33 Americans have been murdered with guns — and still, Congress has failed to take meaningful action to reduce gun violence

Today, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is launching “No More Names: The National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence,” a bus tour that will visit 25 states in 100 days to commemorate the thousands of Americans who have been murdered since Newtown and to urge Congress to pass common sense legislation that will prevent future tragedies. At every stop along the way, gun violence survivors, family members and community members will come together to read the names of people who have been murdered with guns and to rally for comprehensive and enforceable background checks legislation. These powerful events will remind Washington that this fight isn’t over, and that we’ll continue to demand action until Congress passes new laws to reduce gun crime and save lives.

To learn more about the bus tour and to find out how you can involved with events in your area, please visit www.NoMoreNames.org.

One of the nation’s most influential and widely respected pollsters has new and encouraging data for Senator Kay Hagan and all those who support background checks for gun purchasers. In a poll released yesterday, Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling (see the video below) reported the following:

“PPP’s newest round of polling finds that Kay Hagan and Mary Landrieu helped their cause for reelection with their recent votes in support of background checks for gun sales. Read More

McCrory11092012Governor McCrory made a fascinating (and troubling) statement in an interview with WUNC-TV’s Kelly McCullen the other day. When asked about the debate over gun control and why the state has failed to advance any new initiatives to strengthen it, the Governor said the following in response:

“I don’t know. And listen I’ve really tried to concentrate on the economy, the efficiency of government and education. And that’s where I’m focusing. I’m trying to…Tell you the truth, I’m trying to get off the liberal and conservative social issues and concentrate on the things that people are worried about most and that’s the economy.”

Uh, sorry to tell you this Governor McCrory, Read More

Who said fabulously rich people don’t occasionally do and say some really smart things? As the Huffington Post reports:

WASHINGTON — Adolphus Busch IV, heir to the Busch family brewing fortune, resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association on Thursday, writing in a letter to NRA President David Keene, “I fail to see how the NRA can disregard the overwhelming will of its members who see background checks as reasonable.”

The resignation, first reported by KSDK, came a day after the Senate rejected a series of amendments to a gun control bill, including a bipartisan deal to expand background checks for gun sales. The NRA had vigorously opposed all those measures.

“The NRA I see today has undermined the values upon which it was established,” wrote Busch. “Your current strategic focus clearly places priority on the needs of gun and ammunition manufacturers while disregarding the opinions of your 4 million individual members.”

Read the entire story by clicking here.