The CREDO Mobile phone company is well known to anyone who is even remotely active in liberal politics. Ever since 2007, when the company changed its name from Working Assets to CREDO (to better reflect the idea that ordinary people can affect progressive change through donations), it has helped lead the fight on gay rights, women’s health issues, and gun control.
Now, in the wake of the Aurora shooting it has taken the charge to submit a petition to President Obama and Governor Romney to push for tighter regulations and a re-instatement of the assault weapons ban, which was allowed to expire under George W. Bush’s presidency.
“Massacres on the scale of the tragedy in Aurora happen in part because our federal gun laws make it easy for civilians to obtain military-level firepower. We need to pass and enforce sensible federal gun laws restricting ready access for civilians to assault weapons. Reinstating a strong version of the federal ban on assault weapons known as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act is where we should start,” Becky Bond, CREDO’s political director, stated in an email.
“We’re not so naïve as to think that sensible gun laws are all that’s needed to stop the killings. There are many things that need to change in American culture to stop the next Aurora-like massacre. But we do know one thing we should put at the top of the list — keeping military-level assault weapons like the AR-15 with a high capacity clip out of the hands of civilians,” she continues.
As of now over 230,000 activist have signed the petition about to be submitted to President Obama and Governor Romney calling for a reinstatement. You too can add your name to this list, and prove CREDO’s philosophy true, that ordinary people can affect massive change in politics by simply speaking up. Go to- http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/obama_romney_guns/ to add your name before the petition is submitted.