Democracy for America: We Stand Ready to Provide Grassroots Support for Gun Reform

December 19, 2012
By Alex Showerman | 2 comments

For Immediate Release: December 19th, 2012

Contact: Alex Showerman
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Burlington, VT – Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, released the following statement in response to the President’s call for action on gun reform.

“I am pleased by President Obama’s swift action and strong words on gun reform. Here in the United States we need to create a gun culture of responsibility and accountability. The President’s announcement that he will do everything in his power to pass bans on assault weapons, and high capacity clips, as well as closing the gun show loop hole by requiring background checks on all gun purchases is a much needed step in the right direction.”

“Here at Democracy for America, we stand at the ready to provide any and all grassroots support needed to pass these much needed reforms. As the President pointed out this is something a majority of the American people support. It’s time for groups like the NRA, and legislators to stop protecting the gun makers, and start protecting the American people.”


Democracy for America is the people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom up. 



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I think the only thing we have left to battle the NRA is to create as powerful and determined a grass roots anti NRA, anti weapons of mass killing movement. it would have to be on the order of the anti Vietnam War movement, with people willing to really fight and sacrifice passionately for this cause. we have kept silent for too long, letting the few fight this battle, and now we are all in danger as the proliferation of weapons in this country has reached incredible numbers. Our lives, our society, our government and our Democracy are threatened by this distortion of individual freedoms over the safety of the many.

Dorene Quinn

You clowns can vote yourself out of protection against a tyrannical government - I'll keep my personal arsenal along with tools to produce my own ammo. The second amendment is about ensuring that America does not succumb to an overbearing government. Responsible gun owners understand this. There will always be crazy people that will abuse all manner of weapons - including hammers as the FBI report recently illuminated - but let's not hand over our constitutional rights because of a few bad apples that spoiled the tree.

Lisa Patriot
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