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Obama: Replace your Facebook profile picture with my gun control sign

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

President Obama's grassroots campaign organization is pressing supporters to switch out their Facebook profile picture with a black and white gun control sign.

Organizing for America is distributing the digital signs that read: "I am one of the 92 percent of Americans who support universal background checks."

In an email, OFA said, "There's another simple thing you can do right now to show the overwhelming support for universal background checks: Take this sign and put it somewhere folks will see it -- in your window, on your desk, or maybe upload it as your Facebook profile picture."

The move comes after the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party-line vote, OK'd expanding federal background checks. Foes don't support a universal background check, claiming that it would eventually require all Americans to register all of their weapons.

Here is the note from OFA:

Friend --

Something big happened in the Senate this week:

The Judiciary Committee voted to move forward on a bill that would make universal background checks the law for all gun sales. That's hugely important for one simple reason:

If Congress goes on to pass this bill, fewer dangerous people will be able to obtain guns. Period.

It should be a no-brainer. This is something that 92 percent of Americans -- and a whopping 74 percent of NRA members -- support.

So let's get this done. We're going to need to keep the pressure on our elected officials by raising our voices together and saying "It's time."

Add your name and say that you're not going to let Congress drag their heels on this one:

http://my.barackobama.com/Fight-to-Reduce-Gun-Violence

Thanks for taking a stand today. If and when President Obama signs this bill into law, you'll be able to say you helped make it happen.

Jon

Jon Carson

Executive Director

Organizing for Action

P.S. -- There's another simple thing you can do right now to show the overwhelming support for universal background checks: Take this sign and put it somewhere folks will see it -- in your window, on your desk, or maybe upload it as your Facebook profile picture. Get the conversation started today.