We join @SenWarren & stand firmly with @MassAGO Healey - #banassaultweapons

The Newton Dems are proud to share an important message from Senator Elizabeth Warren and encourage all of you to join with her in standing firm at the side of Attorney General Maura Healey. We thank her for her support of banning copycat assault weapons and call on Governor Baker to do the same. 

Dear Friend,

The gun lobby wants to take on Maura Healey, but I’ve got news for them: They picked a fight with the wrong state and the wrong Attorney General.

I cheered when Maura announced that her office would fully enforce our strong assault weapons ban in Massachusetts. These weapons of war have no place in our communities, and her leadership is a model for the rest of the country.

But we all know what happens when you stand up to the powerful interests: they fight back with every trick in the book. For days, Maura has faced vicious, hateful, ugly attacks to intimidate her into backing down.

And last week, firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson upped the ante by donating $500,000 to the gun lobbyists leading the fight against Maura.

But Maura won’t be bullied by the gun lobby. We won’t be bullied by the gun lobby. And Massachusetts won’t be bullied by the gun lobby.

Sign on to the Stop Handgun Violence petition to support Attorney General Healey’s assault weapons ban enforcement directive. Make sure your local leaders know that we are standing with Maura.

The gun lobby has money and power to flood the airwaves and drown out the voices of the majority of Americans who support common sense solutions to stop gun violence. After you sign this petition, there is more that you can do:

·         Join the discussion on social media. Various groups, led by the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, have launched a social media campaign they are calling #StandWithMaura. If you use Twitter, tweet your support. And help amplify their work by sharing their Facebook image.

·         Let your words echo in your local newspaper. Write in to your local newspaper and tell them you’re in favor of enforcing the assault weapons ban, as well as common sense gun reform. Click here to get more information about the Attorney General’s enforcement action to help you write your letter.

I’m proud of Attorney General Healey, and I know she’s tough enough to stand up to the powerful interests. But she can’t do it alone.

We need your voices -- now more than ever. Please, join me and stand up against hate, stand up to the gun lobby, stand up for common sense gun violence prevention efforts, and stand with Maura.

Thanks for being a part of this,

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator, Massachusetts