It starts with standing up to the National Rifle Association, a special interest group that has perverted its mission to represent responsible gun owners, preying on fear to advance the gun industry's political agenda. After the senseless school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the NRA's callous response was a bid for funding to arm our educators. As the dead were mourned in Charleston, an NRA board member blamed the pastor of Emanuel A.M.E, who was also killed, for voting down "conceal and carry" laws in our churches. Guns in a house of worship is not a solution. I've had everyday NRA members in Maryland tell me that the NRA no longer stands for them. We cannot allow gun industry funded groups masquerading as citizen organizations to stoke fear and violence in our communities. It's time to end the fear, expose the rhetoric and bring safety back to our neighborhoods, our schools and our churches, synagogues, mosques and temples.