Even the DNC sent out an urgent fundraising email designed to scare the bejeezus out of its anti-gun members. The message, signed by Giffords, told prospective donors that they “can’t afford” to wait another day to pass sensible gun control (whatever that means).
The fundraising email reads in part:
We can’t afford to wait another day, or for another massacre to happen in our country, for lawmakers to address this. Yet the defenders of the status quo — the gun manufacturing lobby and every single politician who is paid to defend it — will tell you that horrific acts of violence like these are beyond our control.
I am telling you today that this could not be further from the truth. Every day we fail to take action, we choose this fate. Every day politicians fail to acknowledge and act on this crisis, they allow our gun violence crisis to take more lives.
And if Congress — specifically Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the United States Senate — fail to take action, then we must act to replace them. Because until we act, shootings like these threaten to take even more lives and tear apart even more communities.
I am asking you to have the courage to act today. For every man, woman, and child whose life has been cut short by the epidemic of gun violence in our country.