With broken hearts, Sandy Hook Promise would like to send our deepest sympathy and condolences to everyone at WDBJ7 in Virginia after the horrific on-air shooting of 2 of their employees, Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
Our thoughts are also with a 3rd victim who was shot and wounded during the interview. http://cnn.it/1Jy2flZ
The lead author of a new study that found 4 gun laws have had a major impact on firearm suicide rates said, "When you make a highly lethal method of suicide harder to access, you’re going to lower the suicide rate.”
One example: In 11 states with waiting periods, a longer waiting period led to a lower gun suicide rate. Gun locks were also attributed to a 68% lower gun suicide rate. Gun safety laws save lives! Check out more from the study here: http://nyti.ms/1WJwGv3
There has been a horrific uptick in headline-making child involved shootings the last few days, including at least 2 where children have shot and killed their parents.
We must do more to keep guns safely stored and away from children in order to avoid preventable tragedies like these. Please visit http://bit.ly/1L54cpJ to learn how to keep your firearms safe and secure. #KeepItSafeAndSecure
“The key to preventing school violence is creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable recognizing and reporting behavior they think could be dangerous."
In a moving speech, Virginia Tech shooting survivor Kristina Anderson talks about how gun violence is preventable when people know which signs to look for and how to report dangerous behavior. Read from her talk here: http://bit.ly/1E5slMm
“It’s time to hold adults accountable for responsible firearm storage – or we will continue to read news reports of children’s lives being devastated by gun violence.” #ItsNoAccident
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1hKJbGo
“Currently, 85% of Americans – including large majorities of Democrats (88%) and Republicans (79%) – favor expanded background checks.”
We deserve to hear from the presidential candidates on how they plan to address this gun safety concern.
Read more here: http://pewrsr.ch/1f9XK4F
"On May 21, a two-year old in Redfield, Arkansas shot to death his five-year-old brother, Benjamin Schrader, using a gun he found in his house. It's well past time to make sure that guns stay in the hands of their owners and not children. Dalis, Benjamin, and thousands of others deserve that from us."
Read more: http://huff.to/1N4lipb
“I know family members of victims from nearly every mass shooting in recent history and those whose children have been gunned down in their own neighborhoods. I have hugged them and cried with them. We find solace in each other's company. These are my people now."
Read more: http://huff.to/1MLC24p