Our hearts break for the victims of the shooting at Seattle Pacific University yesterday that left one student dead and three others injured. Please join us in keeping their families and the entire SPU community in your thoughts and prayers.
In the 18 months since I lost my wife Mary, a dedicated school psychologist who would kneel down or sit in a low chair when talking to students to make sure they felt heard, in the senseless rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary, I've spoken out to bring more focus and attention to mental health and wellness.
"Thank you, Sandy Hook Promise, for showing us all how to convert unbearable pain and grief into indomitable strength and purpose."
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for joining Sandy Hook Promise in urging Governor Chris Christie to reduce the size of gun ammunition magazines, so that we can prevent the heartbreak Newtown families endured from occurring elsewhere.
In the aftermath of another round of lethal gun violence, perpetrated by a mentally ill individual with access to firearms, Sandy Hook Promise released this statement today.
Today the House of Representatives approved Representative Mike Thompson's amendment to HR 4660 which will provide $19 million in grants to improve state reporting to the NICS system. The measure passed with bipartisan support and will now move on to a vote in the Senate.
When each of my three children were born, I held them in my arms and imagined who they would one day become. Even at birth, James, Natalie and Daniel each had very distinct and unique personalities, and I thought their futures would be limitless. It was unimaginable that sweet little Daniel’s future would be violently cut short by a rampaging young man whose brain was clearly broken. But it happened. I can still feel the softness of his 7-year-old cheek when I kissed him and put him on the school bus to go to Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, never to see him alive again.