We share the shock and grief at the horrendous mass shooting in Las Vegas that took the lives of at least 58 people and left more than 500 hospitalized with injuries. We hold the victims and their friends and family in the light as they search for healing.
In just over a year, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has been eclipsed by another, then another. This is not normal.
This violence is the outcome of gun laws and policies that permit most people in the United States to freely obtain military-style assault weapons, such as that used in Las Vegas. Currently proposed federal legislation, contained in the SHARE Act, would even deregulate silencers and flash suppressors, making even more difficult the detection and location of shooters like the one in Las Vegas.
Join us to support the call for humane and sensible gun laws by stopping sales of military-style assault weapons, no deregulation of silencers, and resisting proposals to make it easier for anyone to carry a concealed firearm, by signing this emergency petition from CREDO.
While it is rarely reported in the United States, U.S.-sourced assault rifles are also responsible for many killings, kidnappings, and other violence against ordinary people across the border in Mexico. The same ease with which the Las Vegas shooter obtained rapid-fire weaponry allows people to buy assault weapons in Texas, Arizona and other states to supply organize crime in Mexico.
Just last week, gunmen armed with AK-47 assault rifles – which are not legally available in Mexico and were likely purchased in the United States* – killed 15 people at a drug rehabilitation center in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Stopping the retail sale of these weapons contributes to stemming the bloodshed among all of our neighbors. Sign the petition today.
* Seventy percent of firearms recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and traced were purchased in the United States, according to data published by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.