In an email sent out over the weekend by the Democratic Party, President Barack Obama urges followers to join him in the effort to enact stricter gun laws.
“We have not gone more than eight days without a mass shooting in this country this year,” Obama begins in the email. “That means that each week, more families are grieving, more communities are being pieced back together. As a nation, we’re holding everyone affected by these heartbreaking events in our prayers.”
But, he adds, prayers aren’t enough. The email links to a Democrats.org webpage where recipients can add their name to a petition to support the cause.