In faith, we quietly observe this day. It's been 7 months since our loved ones and friends were taken from us. Praying for all those who have lost loved ones to gun violence—we are all family in our common suffering.
And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.
A shout-out to Alex and Sarah Sol of Los Angeles for throwing a benefit at Golden Road Brewing to raise $1,035 for the Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund and for signing Californians up to the Promise.
We believe it's crucial to have a strong voice leading the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to protect our communities from violent criminals and the illegal use and trafficking of firearms. Share if you believe the Senate should confirm Todd Jones to lead the agency.
One Nevada mother shows immense courage by filing a complaint with the Reno Police Internal Affairs office after a gun was sold to her son, who suffers from mental illness. "The sale illustrates what can happen when background checks are not required for private sales," she said, adding that the sale put her family in danger and could have ended her son's life.
Today, Madeleine F. Hsu would have turned just 7 years old. She was a very sweet little girl who loved her family's dog, a golden retriever, very much. Let's honor her birthday and her memory by holding those we love especially close today.
Should teachers and custodians be allowed to carry firearms onto school campuses to keep students safe? One insurance company says that it would create a riskier climate for our children: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/07/kan-law-thrusts-iowa-insurer-into-gun-debate/2495815/
A Sandy Hook Promise co-founder speaks with the Brady Campaign's president on the prospects for a return of the Manchin-Toomey background check bill to the Senate floor:
Rebecca Juliet, a 15-year old New Yorker, has just released an original composition, “Angel on Our Shoulder” to benefit Sandy Hook Promise and other charities. Rebecca was working on this gorgeous song, whose message is that everyone can make a difference by helping those in need, when the shooting occurred. She revised it in tribute to the children and teachers of Sandy Hook.
Please help us by purchasing the song and spreading its message far and wide.
You can watch the video here: