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After tragedies like this, we need gun violence prevention

If you're like me, you heard the news about the 12 Americans who died in D.C.'s Navy Yard shooting—and you had those familiar feelings of grief and frustration. It's almost unbelievable: More than 8,259 Americans have died due to gun violence since Newtown.

The President has done what he can to help—taking executive action to close loopholes in background checks on gun sales, nominating Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and more. But, as he put it, "Ultimately this is something that Congress is going to have to act on."

Since the Senate vote failed this spring, OFA supporters have refused to back down—within weeks, we delivered a petition with more than 1.4 million names to leaders in Congress. Just last month, volunteers held hundreds of events across the country reminding their lawmakers that we're not going away.

We can pass legislation that helps prevent future gun violence—we just can't back down now. The more voices we have on our side, the stronger our call will be. Commit to the fight for gun violence prevention legislation today.

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