By now you've heard about the mass shooting that happened in Las Vegas last night, where a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort. It's unclear how many similar attacks will have to take place before something is done about the United States' loose gun laws, how many more years will go by where the country sets a new record for "deadliest shooting in history."
In a press release sent out earlier today, Gays Against Guns urged people to look at this recent horrific tragedy and ones like it from the past and make a serious effort to influence gun laws:
"It's up to us. And by 'us' we also mean you! If you care about the death and sorrow created by the gun industry, and the murder of your fellow citizens. If you acknowledge that mass shootings reveal the fact that our government has been hijacked by business interests and lobbyists. If you are truly tired of sending thoughts and prayers, then come join us. We have plenty to do. You can be on the front lines with GAG, or you can provide support to us in our actions. You can even just learn more about the statistics of gun violence. There really is something for everyone in our organization. We also know another thing for certain: thoughts and prayers without action are meaningless."
The advocacy group has also set up a march and meeting in New York this week. The rally is currently underway at Union Square, and the meeting is October 5 at NYC's LGBT Center from 7-9 pm. Read the full release,