It was started by Everytown for Gun Control
On Monday, four measures aimed at curbing gun violence went up for a vote in the U.S. Senate and all four were shot down. Even a bill aimed at closing a loophole that allows suspected terrorists to purchase semi-automatic weapons was voted down 47-53. Although Democrats will try to pass another gun-control measure this week, the issue may not see much progress until the November elections. But, given the fact that the House of Representatives looks to maintain its massive GOP majority well into 2017, substantive progress on gun-control legislation seems unlikely.
To inspire people to continue supporting legislation that curbs the never-ending saga of gun violence in America, Everytown for Gun Safety launched #DisarmHate. Its logo adds orange, the official color of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, to the center of a gay pride flag to memorialize the Orlando shooting victims while promoting measures to end gun violence.
Orange on the pride flag stands for healing, and it’s the color of gun safety. It's time to #DisarmHate https://t.co/FCnepx9alr— Everytown (@Everytown) 1465945954
Guns help turn hate into murder. Text DISARM HATE to 644-33 and tell your senators to #DisarmHate. https://t.co/ANqCeN9LM3— Everytown (@Everytown) 1466447167
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken have rallied around #DisarmHate.
An overwhelming majority of Americans (and gun owners) support steps to reduce gun violence. RT if you're one of them. #DisarmHate— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton) 1466468787
Back in DC & ready to vote to #disarmhate by expanding background checks & stopping terrorists from buying guns. https://t.co/OUWg4K1Az2— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1466456973
Why does John McCain not want to #DisarmHate? It could be the 7.7 million he’s received from the NRA.
Let @SenJohnMcCain know you will hold him accountable! #ENOUGH #DisarmHate https://t.co/H1PeKztSBF— Brady | United Against Gun Violence (@Brady | United Against Gun Violence) 1466465814
Ted Cruz’ vote is clearly a lot cheaper to buy than McCain’s.
They say everyone has a price. Here is @TedCruz's. #DisarmHate https://t.co/nFlD1o9r2j— Everytown (@Everytown) 1466465809
Al-Qaeda is also very pleased that the terrorist loophole is still wide open.
While @NRA was blocking action in Congress, Al-Qaeda told would-be terrorists to exploit the terror gap. #DisarmHate https://t.co/CV9rO3Cr6u— Everytown (@Everytown) 1466349927