Rep. John Campbell Has a Special Delivery Inspired by UC Santa Barbara Shooting Coming

Postcards will be hand delivered Tuesday to Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) that are signed by people who, inspired by the now-famous father of one of the students murdered by the Isla Vista shooter, have had with gun violence.


Members of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are delivering 2.5 million signed postcards to U.S. senators and Members of the House, including Campbell, whose 45th Congressional District Office at 20 Pacifica, Ste. 660, Irvine, can expect its delivery at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Based on a campaign announcement, Campbell is the only elected official in California receiving postcards, which were filled out by more than 650,000 concerned Americans, according to the group.

“Congressman Campbell has yet to listen to the majority of his constituents and the 90 percent of Americans who want sensible gun policy reform by cosponsoring the King-Thompson background checks bill,” Lizzie Ulmer, press secretary with Everytown for Gun Safety, told the Weekly when asked why Campbell was singled out.

The campaign is inspired by Richard Martinez, who, in his first visit to Washington, D.C., since his son Christopher Michaels-Martinez was killed in the Santa Barbara tragedy, said: “I'm going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: 'Not one more.' People are looking for something to do. I'm asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough.”

The gun-safety groups heard the call and launched the postcard campaign that will result in Campbell's special delivery Tuesday.

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