"Guns and gun violence were not an important issue to me before I was shot. You can say I was rudely awakened."
“I believe that [arming teachers] puts students more at risk. If there was ever a situation in which a teacher might be prompted to use a firearm, there is no guarantee for the proper use and the safety of the children," says sixth grade math teacher Kalie Aiken.
Gun deaths are exceeding motor vehicle deaths in 14 states, according to an analysis by the Violence Policy Center.
COMMON SENSE CROSSES PARTY LINES: Two former New Jersey governors, Brendan T. Byrne (D) and Tom Kean (R), openly disagreed with Governor Christie's decision to veto a bill that would have reduced ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
Thanks to the Fairfield County Captains for hosting a tournament this weekend that brought together teams from several states to raise funds and awareness for Sandy Hook Promise.
On July 2, just hours after Gov. Chris Christie refused a meeting with the families of children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, he vetoed a bill that would limit the size of gun magazines to 10 rounds. Even more appalling, he referred to their efforts as “grandstanding” and called the bill a “trivial approach to human life.”
Last week, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have reduced the permitted size of high-capacity ammunition magazines in the state of New Jersey from 15 down to 10 round clips. He dismissed the bill as a “trivial approach to the sanctity of human life,” striking down the legislation, which had already cleared the Assembly and Senate, just one hour after the parents of three children killed in the violent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School visited his office in a show of support.
Details continue to emerge about the tragic shooting yesterday in Spring, Texas that left six dead, including four young children aged four to 13 years old.