from Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly: Tell Congress - Revisit gun violence legislation
As members of the Navy family, we continue to hold the victims of Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard in our thoughts and prayers.
We've been there, and know that nothing will bring solace to the families who lost loved ones that day.
It is our hope that as the hours and days pass, Americans and the elected officials who represent them match their anger and sadness with a renewed commitment to ensuring tragedies like this one never happen again.
That's why we wrote a letter to Congress asking them to come together in the wake of this latest tragedy, and to revisit legislation like expanded background checks that will keep our communities safer. Add your name to our letter today.
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&…