As the gun debate swirls across our nation after yet another mass shooting at a school, we all grieve for the families and friends who are burying loved ones this week.
The epidemic of gun violence is a sickness that infects America. It should inspire our lawmakers to stand up and save our children, but the blood money Republicans in Congress receive from the NRA seems to always stand in the way of reform.
California’s Republicans in Congress are an abject failure in keeping us safe. In 2016, all 14 received an A or A+ rating from the NRA. Doing the NRA’s bidding, the only gun law they’ve passed actually rolls back gun safety.
That’s why Flip the 14 will be participating in the March for Our Lives on March 24th. We’re looking for volunteers to spread the word about the harm caused by the 14. It’ll help grow our grassroots effort to take back Congress. Can you join us?
We anticipate multiple marches scheduled across the state.
H.J.Res.40, signed into law by President Trump in 2017, passed the House without a single Congressional Republican in California saying no. That bill stopped a commonsense Obama-era safety measure that expanded the pool of people who need to undergo a background check to purchase a firearm.
While 97% of Americans support universal background checks, the Republicans we send to Washington actually voted to reduce the number of background checks! They are dangerously out of touch.
I’m sick of the NRA putting our lives at risk, and I’m tired of the Members of Congress on their payroll. Here’s how much money the 14 received from the NRA by the end of 2017:
- Ken Calvert: $147,166
- Ed Royce: $109,120
- Tom McClintock: $95,156
- Kevin McCarthy: $86,850
- Jeff Denham: $62,900
- Darrell Issa: $54,270
- David Valadao: $49,200
- Dana Rohrabacher: $42,150
- Duncan Hunter: $41,087
- Devin Nunes: $37,450
- Mimi Walters: $19,650
- Paul Cook: $16,100
- Steve Knight: $15,054
- Doug LaMalfa: $13,500
They’ve spent their entire careers doing the bidding of the NRA and undermining public safety. Enough is enough.