Ban Sale of Assault Weapons

"The gun lobby has invested heavily in Ohio's GOP Congressman to do their bidding in permitting the sale of assault weapons like that used to slaughter school kids in Florida on Valentine's Day", states Werner Lange, a Democratic candidate for Ohio's 6th Congressional seat who supports a sale ban on assault weapons nationwide.

"Over the course of the last four federal election cycles (2010-2016), the NRA has poured over $163,000 into the campaign coffers of Ohio's GOP Congressional Representatives. Incumbent

Johnson was one of their biggest beneficiaries of their blood money."

"Since his election in 2010, the NRA has invested over $13,000 into his bloated campaign war chest, and got their expected return on their investment. Johnson, received an "A" rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund in 2016 with a 93% approval score. By contrast, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gave him a flat 0% for his consistent support of more guns in circulation".

By contrast Werner Lange has just today joined hundreds of thousands of other Americans in calling for sanity in our gun laws by signing a petition to the US Congress which reads:

As of late January, numerous mass shootings had already occurred in the United States in 2018. When a school shooting happened on Valentine's Day, it was the 12th mass shooting of the year (so far). States with more guns have more deaths, and states where it's harder to get guns have fewer gun-related deaths. It doesn't get any simpler than that: Gun safety laws work. Enough is enough. We need gun safety laws now. We had ENOUGH of the gun lobby obstructing any and all reasonable gun regulations that save lives. No more mass shootings!

Protests in Washington (Credit: Lorie Schaull, Washington, DC)
Protests in Washington (Credit: Lorie Schaull, Washington, DC)