Gun Reform

Too many dying / and families crying,
We need to rein in the guns and do it Now! Now! Now!
We’re gonna build a better future
And we’re gonna start right now.

We all bewail / those gun show sales.
We don’t want weapons of war being sold in stores.
We’re gonna build a better future
And we’re gonna start right now.

We need to get / those background checks,
And keep the guns from the ones who’d kill us Now! Now! Now!
We’re gonna build a better future
And we’re gonna start right now.

In Las Vegas / in Orlando,
In Sandy Hook and Columbine and at Virginia Tech,
The blood was spilling; we must be willing,
To speak out for gun reform.

We are a-wa-re / that thoughts and pra-yers
Will not stop all the guns now in the killers’ hands;
We need new laws that do much more
And we demand to have them now!

You politicians / who might be wishin
That you can wash all the blood from your complicit hands;
Break with the N-R-A! We need new laws today,
And we demand to have them now!

No more waiting / or hesitating!
We must fight with all our might for stronger gun reform!
We’re gonna build a better future
And we’re gonna start right now.

[Don’t know the melody?
See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CI3lhyNKfo]

With thanks to the Eugene, Oregon, gaggle of Grannies for reminding us of this stirringly strong melody, originally sung by the Italian Resistance.

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