We in ORMA are deeply saddened and angered by the horrific events that recently unfolded in New Zealand with the murder of 50 innocent people, exclusively because they were practicing Muslims. Even more than that we are aghast at the ongoing silence about gun-related atrocities and the spread of extreme right ideology and violence in the 21st century. Mass murders by racists and lunatics are facilitated by permissive gun ownership legislation. Sooner or later this must change! Please use this grotesque event to remind your Congressional representative why we demand the passage of sensible gun legislation such as H.R. 8, critical legislation to require background checks on all gun sales! (See, for instance, https://everytown.org/act).