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.
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"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
“We protect our kids in so many ways; why not from guns?”
Read and share Nicole Hockley's moving piece in Politico about what her son Dylan's death taught her: http://politi.co/1J3IYZf
Safe storage saves lives. The negligent adult who left a loaded, unsecured gun easily accessible to children was responsible for the death of this poor 3 year old child. Read more about this terrible tragedy here: http://ti.me/1M7IMcg