Friday, May 10, 2013

Roxanna Green: "This Mother's Day, Don't Just Call Your Mom. Call Your Senators"

Posted By on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Roxanna Green, whose 9-year-old daughter Christina-Taylor Green was killed in the shooting rampage at Gabby Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event on Jan. 8, 2011, has a Mother's Day message asking people to call their senators to demand support for background checks in Congress.

In other background-check news: Peter Ambler of Americans for Responsible Solutions sent out a bulletin today announcing that a background-check bill has emerged in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Because of your commitment to the issue, there's reason to hope we'll see movement on gun violence legislation again ... as soon as the next few months, maybe.

Let me explain why.

First, Senator Manchin has vowed to bring his bill back up, and several of his colleagues who voted NO are showing signs that switching their votes might be possible.

But a bill doesn't get to President Obama's desk until it passes the House of Representatives, and now there's a vehicle for that to happen.

Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have introduced a bipartisan bill that is IDENTICAL to the Manchin-Toomey Senate legislation.

More info here.

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