If you thought Obama's Organizing for Action propaganda machine couldn't get anymore ghoulish in the name of politics, it just did. Late yesterday the organization sent out an email to supporters urging them to hold events on December 14 for the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. At first, this seems harmless.
When tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, we mourned together as a nation.
As we approach the anniversary on December 14th, communities are coming together to reflect and stand as one with the families of Newtown, Connecticut.
Right now, we're looking for supporters to host remembrance events in their community -- if you're interested, you can sign up today.
OFA will give you the resources you need to ensure your events is a powerful reminder of what we lost a year ago, and a reminder that we as a nation need to do more to prevent gun violence and to keep our communities safe.
Newtown green ribbons will be distributed that day -- both in person and online -- to help show solidarity with the families of Sandy Hook.
If you'd like to host a Newtown anniversary event, all you have to do is sign up here to get started.
And we'll be in touch soon with more information.
When you go to the events page, this is the text you will find.
By hosting a Newtown Anniversary event, you are joining thousands of Americans across the country as we remember the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School one year ago. Supporters will be gathering at events in communities across the country, with partner organizations, to pay tribute to the 26 victims and call on Congress to finally take action to make our communities safer.
Create your event today by filling out the fields below. We'll contact you with details about our Gun Violence Prevention campaign and provide training, tools, and information to make your event on December 14th a success.
Never let a good crisis go to waste, even if it means dancing on the graves of children.
But this isn't just isolated to OFA, an email from Vice President Joe Biden was sent out through WhiteHouse.gov late last night and surprise, it's about President Obama's gun control executive orders, the need for more gun control and Newtown.
Twenty years ago, President Clinton signed the Brady Bill into law.
That law said that if you want to purchase a firearm from a federally licensed dealer in this country, you have to get a background check first. It was a historic piece of legislation -- one that's kept 1.5 million of the wrong people from getting their hands on a firearm in the last 14 years.
But in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown -- a year ago this month -- we know we've got to keep working to build on that progress.
And so even after a minority of Senators blocked commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence this spring, we're pushing forward.
President Obama laid out 23 executive actions to make sure the Administration took essential and rapid steps to save lives while respecting our Second Amendment rights. And since January, we've completed or made significant progress on all of them.
President Obama is keeping his word to make sure our families and communities are safe. See the progress we've made.
Those 23 executive actions are keeping guns out of dangerous hands. They're providing support for communities to hire school resource officers. And they're reducing the stigma around mental illness.
Now, it's not enough to take these steps on our own -- we still need Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence. We need expanded background checks, and we need to create serious penalties for gun trafficking. There is no question that these kinds of measures would protect our kids and keep our communities safer.
No parent should ever face the horror of the scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Or a movie theater in Aurora. Or a temple in Oak Creek. Or the campus at Virginia Tech.
We've seen too much gun violence as a country. And if there's even one thing we can do to save a life, it is our most sacred duty to try.
That's where I stand. And you have my word that the President and I are doing everything we can to make sure no parent loses their child to gun violence.
Take a look at the progress we've made:
As a reminder, none of the "common sense" gun control measures Vice President Biden and OFA mention in their emails would have prevented Newtown, or any of the other tragedies Democrats are trying to turn a profit on. These incidents had absolutely nothing to do with gun trafficking or universal background checks as Vice President Biden suggests. And about those "serious penalties for gun trafficking," those penalties are already on the books, but they aren't enforced. Further, under President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder's leadership, prosecutions of gun related crimes are down by 45 percent.
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