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Obama fundraising group invokes Navy Yard shooting for gun control push

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Organizing for Action, the successor of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, sent out an email blast Thursday invoking the tragic shooting at Washington's Navy Yard on Monday to urge for more gun control.

"If you're like me, you heard the news about the 12 Americans who died in D.C.'s Navy Yard shooting — and you had those familiar feelings of grief and frustration," the email begins. "It's almost unbelievable: More than 8,259 Americans have died due to gun violence since Newtown."

"As President Obama said, these events are too common. We all stand numb, trying to wrap our minds around another tragedy that breaks our hearts," OFA's executive director Jon Carson wrote. "Yet, even though 9 in ten Americans have said they support common-sense measures that would prevent gun violence, Congress has failed to act."

"We can pass legislation that helps prevent future gun violence — we just can't back down now," the letter pleads. "Add your name to recommit to the fight for gun violence prevention legislation today."

After signing your name, OFA then asks for donations to help the group push gun control legislation.

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