Earlier this year, I testified in front of the Colorado State Senate about the horrible loss of life that can occur when we let dangerous people - like the man who shot Gabby - buy guns.
Shortly after the hearing, the legislature passed expanded background checks -- a commonsense piece of legislation that protects the rights of responsible Americans while keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the severely mentally ill.
But that progress is under attack by the gun lobby, which sponsored recall campaigns against two of the state senators who led the effort to pass the bill.
Election Day for those recall campaigns is one week from today, and the gun lobby just committed over $100,000 to run television ads in an effort to create a "wave of fear" that halts the progress we've seen in states like Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, and Colorado.
We've stood up against the recall effort with an ad of our own, but we need to make sure we're doing all we can to deliver a victory next Tuesday.
Make a contribution today and we'll stop the gun lobby's effort to recall the senators who passed legislation to make our communities safer.
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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&…