Our Democracy is in Peril

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andrew Patrick
apatrick@csgv.org
(p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017
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Our Democracy is in Peril

Washington, DC (October 24, 2018) — In the past two days, an unknown person or group of people has attempted to send explosive devices to the houses of former President Barack Obama, former president and candidate for president Bill and Hillary Clinton, billionaire philanthropist George Soros, the CNN headquarters in New York, and other prominent individuals.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement:

“These bombing attempts are a terrifying and disgusting attack on our democratic values and political discourse. We are thankful that no individuals were harmed in these attempted acts of domestic terrorism.

“We’ve seen this before. The strains of insurrectionism and political violence have run through the gun lobby for decades. Through the politics of fear, the stockpiling of weapons, and the acceptance and encouragement of violence, the NRA and Trump have legitimized insurrectionism.

“The attempted bombings show the results of Trump and the NRA’s insurrectionist rhetoric: an America in which political disagreements are resolved with deadly force.

“Our nation is in grave danger. It is vital that we restore order to an America devoid of leadership and take power away from those who advocate violence. We must return to a nation governed by the rule of law. This transformation must start on November 6.”

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