METRO-IAF ACTION ALERT: DNSIB DEMANDS ACTION ON KILLER GUN TECHNOLOGIES
Metro-IAF Action Alert – In the wake of another mass shooting and the continuing daily toll of gun-related deaths in our cities, Metro IAF/Do Not Stand Idly By today demanded that government and gun industry leaders take immediate action to pull bump stocks from the U.S. market. Bump stocks are the lethal technology that facilitated the killing of 58 people and the wounding of 851 others by a single gunman on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.
Metro IAF leaders demanded action from Attorney General Jefferson Sessions, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation in letters released today.
After the Las Vegas murders, a widely-held consensus was reached nationwide and even in Washington: bump stocks should be banned. They serve no sporting or self-defense purpose; their sole purpose is mass murder.
Yet predictably, efforts to ban them have bogged down.
This is a test of our democracy, and of our persistence and focus as citizens. If we can’t get these technologies off the market, how can we hope to tackle the larger challenge of gun violence in America?
Here is the public statement released today by DNSIB Co-Chair Rev. Anthony Bennett of CONECT:
We have much work to do as a society to stop these endless deaths — the daily toll in our cities and the increasing number of mass shootings in schools and communities across the nation. It will take sustained leadership from every sector. But we have to start somewhere. Bump stocks ought to be easy! Virtually no one — other than those who directly or indirectly profit from them — believes these products should be available to American consumers.
Today we’re saying to the Attorney General, the CPSC, and the gun industry: If you can’t tackle an easy challenge like bump stocks, you aren’t qualified to lead us in the larger fight for gun safety in America.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW ON BUMP STOCKS:
- Share this press release with reporters.
- Forward our letters to your Congressional representatives and ask them to immediately:
- Ask the CPSC to initiate a voluntary recall.
- Demand that AG Sessions get Slide Fire Solutions to stop using the ATF as a “seal of approval” for its bump stock marketing.