OFA collects 1.4 million email ‘signatures’ in favor of expanded background checks

Organizing for Action is testing its political muscle by leading the push to revive gun control legislation, and it has announced that it has collected 1.4 million “signatures” on a petition. The only required fields on that petition were an email address and ZIP code, so who knows how many individuals actually signed on to this:

The vast majority of Americans from all corners of the country are united in support of expanded background checks for gun sales. I’m calling on you to listen to the American people and act to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. It will make our communities and schools safer. Please take action to expand background checks today.

It’s probably best that OFA has changed “90 percent of Americans” to the less specific “vast majority of Americans,” but 1.4 million seems awfully low for an organization using the marketing power of Barack Obama’s name.

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