CO-Sen: Andrew Romanoff (D) Slams Massacre Mitch & Gardner (R) For Cowering To The Gun Lobby

Received this e-mail today from Andrew Romanoff's (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign:

Andrew Romanoff (D. CO)

What will it take?

Over the weekend, a mass shooting in west Texas claimed seven more lives. A 17-month-old girl was shot in the face.

While we grieve for the victims, while we shudder in horror, the Senate does nothing.

When Cory Gardner was asked whether the shootings in El Paso and Dayton had changed his mind about gun control, he said:

“We can’t accept a status quo where people are committing these kinds of atrocities, [but] I’m not going to hurt rights in order to protect rights.”

Whose rights are “hurt” by a background check? Is your “right” to a weapon of war more important than my right to live?

Enough is enough. Join us in calling on Cory Gardner to support universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Without gun reform, the status quo will never change. These measures won’t stop every shooting—no law can—but they will reduce the death toll.

I agree with Gardner on one point: this shouldn’t be partisan. Curbing gun violence is common sense, which is why most Americans support proposals like these.

It’s long past time for the Senate to act. Tell Cory Gardner to stand up to Mitch McConnell and the gun lobby—and stop the carnage now.

Andrew Romanoff

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