It’s hard to know where to start – DACA expiration, CHIP’s expiration, gun control. A very dangerous do-nothing Congress that’s taking the country down the wrong roads. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do. But what we do know is that our voices matter. We proved that with stopping the repeal of ObamaCare. So now let’s pick another battle. Even though there are so many, I think we can agree that Gun Control can be among those at the top of the list. So let’s get busy and have our representatives hear from us!
Here’s a message from Debbie Gallagher Wilder at DemOCPac
“Right now, NRA leadership is pushing members of Congress to pass two extreme bills – ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity’ that guts your state's laws on who carries guns in our communities, and another that will make it easy for anyone to get a gun silencer, including people with dangerous histories. These bills are the NRA's top priorities in 2017, so blocking them is the perfect place to show we mean business and demand a country free from gun violence. Demand that your Representative puts the safety of Americans first and rejects the NRA leadership's dangerous "guns everywhere" agenda. Send your message now.”
Below is some information to help you make your calls. Remember, you don’t have to just call your representatives.
Orange County Representatives:
Mimi Walters 202-225-5611
Dana Rohrabacher 202-225-2415
Darrell Issa 202-225-3906
Ed Royce 202-225-4111
Contact information for members of Congress can be found at:
We MUST keep up the fight and have our voices heard!
The 56 Senators who voted against closing the Gun Loopholes
After the tragedy of the Las Vegas shooting, Jimmy Kimmel spoke about the major gun violence problem we have in this country on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Monday October 2, 2017. The host called out the senators who voted against gun control, and asked for common sense and action from our elected officials to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again.
Here are the 56 Senators who voted against the stricter gun laws:
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Daniel Coats (R-IN) Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. HHeitkamp (D-ND) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) Sen. James Risch (R-ID) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Sen. Benjamin Sasse (R-NE) Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AL) Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) Sen. John Thune (R-SD) Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Who the NRA contributed to in 2016.
The public records of the contributions to the campaigns don’t tell the whole story. Thanks to Citizens United, the NRA contributed millions more to Republican campaigns via PAC’s and ads. And more importantly, the “ratings” from the NRA are a big boost in Republican districts.
Gun Rights Money to Congress 2016
From The Center For Responsive Politics (non-partisan)
This is only publicly reported contributions. PAC money and ads are additional.
Paul Ryan 171,977 Repub Wisc Ryan Zinke 79,068 Repub Montana (now Secretary of the Interior) Martha McSally 77,063 Repub Arizona Todd Young 73,785 Repub Indiana Joe Heck 68,520 Repub Nevada Mia Love 63,350 Repub Utah Kevin McCarthy 42,000 Repub California Will Hurd 35,850 Repub Texas Kevin Yoder 34,050 Repub Kansas Bruce Poliquin 32,400 Repub Maine Mike Coffman 30,843 Repub Colorado Ken Calvert 30,466 Repub California Ed Royce 29,100 Repub California Barbara Comstock 28,407 Repub Virginia Scott Tipton 25,550 Repub Colorado
Mimi Walters 12,000 Repub Orange County, CA Daryl Issa 14,500 Repub Orange County, CA Dana Rohrabacher 6,400 Repub Orange County, CA
See the details at the Center for Responsive Politics.