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I’m Tracy Au and I have graduated from the Professional Writing program from university. I am an aspiring screenwriter, so this blog is used to promote my writing and attract people who will hire me to write for your TV show or movie. I write a lot about writing, TV, movies, jokes, and my daily life and opinions. I have another blog promoting my TV project at

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Send a naughty or nice valentine to the NRA

 I got this from Amnesty International:

Dear Tracy,

What kind of valentine would you send to NRA officials - naughty or nice?

They have repeatedly said they were interested in making "meaningful contributions" to preventing gun violence. Maybe a nice message will get their attention and get them to drop this ridiculous misinformation campaign against the Arms Trade Treaty? OK, nice it is.

On the other hand, they have also been pretty ruthless in their continued lies about how the Treaty would impact Americans - definitely naughty!

Amnesty International is asking its supporters to help send a mix of naughty and nice Valentines to NRA officials. But what kind of Valentine will you be? Click here to find out if you'll be a naughty or nice messenger for human rights!

When it comes down to it - whether you send a naughty or nice message to NRA officials, what we're asking for is the same - an Arms Trade Treaty that protects common sense values:
  • We DON'T want guns in the hands of warlords likely to use them to recruit child soldiers and terrorize communities
  • We DO want background checks on international arms sales
  • We DON'T want guns in the hands of rapists and others who would likely use them to fuel human trafficking and other grave human rights abuses
  • We DO want a strong Treaty that will make a significant and meaningful contribution in protecting children from gun violence on a global scale
Show NRA officials how you feel - send a naughty or nice Valentine now.

We'll say it again and again - the Treaty has no bearing on Second Amendment rights. This is one of those NRA lies that breaks our heart a little more every time we hear it because it stands in the way of giving some much needed protection to families who face daily human rights abuses fueled by the irresponsible arms trade.

Think Mali. Democratic Republic of Congo. Somalia. Yemen.

This Valentine's Day, we want officials of the NRA to know that their lies will cost lives.

We all deserve better and it's our right to demand it.

Michelle Ringuette
Chief of Campaigns & Programs
Amnesty International USA


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