Gunshots are loud.
A single shot makes more noise, per decibel, than an airliner taking off. Or a firework exploding. Or a jackhammer chipping away at a sidewalk.
It's that distinctive noise that alerts our police to an active shooter. It helps victims and other innocent bystanders figure out where gunfire is coming from, so they can move to safety. And it gives those who are thinking about firing a gun pause, knowing that it'll draw attention.
It's pretty simple: The noise that guns make helps prevent gun violence ... yet somehow, that's exactly what the gun lobby and their friends in Congress are fighting against with their bill that would allow anyone to buy a gun silencer without so much as a background check.
Join me and Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, on a call this Friday at 11 a.m. EST to talk about this threat to public safety -- and how we can work together to stop it.
The gun lobby claims this bill is meant to protect hunter's hearing, but that's just an excuse. It's nothing more than an effort to drive more sales for corporations who manufacture and sell firearm silencers -- cutting regulations that have been in place for 80 years so that anyone, even criminals and domestic abusers, can get a hold of a silencer, no questions asked.
It defies major law enforcement enforcement organizations, who have come out strongly against it. It defies the majority of Americans who want smart, sensible solutions.
It defies common-sense.
Gabby and I are fighting hard against it, but we need your help. We're thrilled Valerie is joining Friday's call -- and we hope you will, too. Say you're in:
Captain Mark Kelly
Co-Founder, Americans for Responsible Solutions
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