Something amazing happened in Nevada -- something that would have been inconceivable just a year or two ago.
Thanks to thousands of grassroots supporters like you, the Nevada state legislature just passed a historic bill requiring background checks for all guns sales. But despite overwhelming support from Nevadans, Governor Brian Sandoval has threatened to veto the bill (SB-221).
You don't live in Nevada, so why does this matter to you?
First, Nevada is the second largest source of crime guns used in California. Their weak gun laws allow criminals to buy guns without background checks and then transport them to other states.
Second, what's happening in Nevada right now reflects what's happening all across the country. This year, Legislatures in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, and Colorado have all passed common sense gun laws strengthening background checks. But the gun lobby keeps trying to override the will of the people, and we can't let them get away with it.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…