URGENT–Tell Obama to Declare a Gun State of Emergency
In 2009, when the H191 flu hospitalized 20,000 people and killed 1,000 President Obama declared a state of emergency. He did not wait for Congress to act as he is doing with gun violence.
Today we have called on President Obama to use his powers to declare a state of emergency. We are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic that causes 10,000 homicides, 70,000 injuries, 18,000 suicides and 2,000 accidental deaths a year. The National Emergencies Act gives the president the power and responsibility to declare a state of emergency when the government lacks the procedures and capacity to address an unchecked natural or man-made public health epidemic.
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Domestic military installations have been attacked; media members have been murdered on camera. Shootings have recently occurred at church prayer meetings, in movie theaters, restaurants, department stores, offices, factories, schools, colleges, national parks and while driving along major US highways. The government does not have the resources, procedures and data to stop the next Aurora, Charleston and Chattanooga and the public space has become Russian roulette.
Tell President Obama to Use His Power Today to Halt the Gun Violence Epidemic. Declare a National State of Emergency!