By Jueseppi B.
My son Alex was murdered when a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, CO. Alex was shot and killed while shielding his fiancée from the gunfire.
After Alex’s death, I wrote to Senator Jeff Flake and urged him to support common sense gun reform, including background checks for private gun sales. His response: “Strengthening background checks is something we agree on.”
But when it came time to vote, Senator Flake kept his promise to the NRA, not to me.
Senator Flake voted against expanding background checks to include gun shows, Internet sales, and classified ad sales. He went back on his word to me and refused to stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans.
Demand Action – My Son
Published on May 17, 2013
Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced a new television ad holding Senator Jeff Flake accountable for not keeping his word to Arizonans Caren and Tom Teves, whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora theatre shooting while shielding his fiancée. The Teves, who voted for Senator Flake in 2012, sent a letter to their Senator asking him to vote for background check legislation and he responded that, “strengthening background checks is something we agree on.” Just one month later, Senator Flake voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by NRA A-rated Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin — and supported by Senator John McCain — that would have closed loopholes that make it easy for dangerous people to get guns.
Cartoonists Demand Action
Published on Apr 25, 2013
Some of the nation’s best loved cartoonists are calling on Congress to not back down and take action to enact common sense gun laws that will prevent violence and save lives.
Senator Jeff Flake voted to block legislation that would strengthen background checks, and went back on his word to Caren Teves, the mother of a gun violence victim.
Watch and share our new ad, and make sure your friends and family know where Senator Flake really stands.
A vote against background checks is a vote against 90% of Arizonans who support requiring background checks for all gun sales.
It’s shocking that Senator Flake went back on his word to me, but it’s even more shocking that he would ignore the will of the people he promised to represent.
Please share this ad today, and make sure your friends and family know where Senator Flake really stands:
Thanks for spreading the word and fighting to end gun violence.
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