The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) has been without a leader since 2006. Finally yesterday, after a five-hour long vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed B. Todd Jones as the agency's permanent Director, strengthening the agency responsible with enforcing our nation's gun laws. Join us in congratulating Mr. Jones on his new appointment and this important step forward!
More details have been uncovered about the tragic mass shooting in Florida. Show your support for the people of Hialeah by sharing their story. We all need to work together now to find sensible solutions to prevent further tragedies like this one, from occurring ever again.
Our hearts are broken. Our spirit is not. Sending prayers and condolences to the victims and families of the Hialeah, Florida mass shooting. Another tragedy that invites us all to reflect on what individual and collective changes we can make as a nation to save lives.
Together we can.
This 36-year law enforcement veteran and retired ATF Special Agent in Charge thinks that, "Background checks aren't gun control, they're crime control." Read about it: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/07/25/background-checks-arent-gun-control-theyre-crime-control/
Come and visit the Sandy Hook Promise booths at the Gathering of the Vibes and the Great Newtown Reunion this weekend. Make the Promise, pick up some exclusive merchandise and participate in a raffle to win an amazing dinner at Cafe Boulud. See you there!
Today is the birthday of Anne Marie Murphy who taught art and special education at Sandy Hook Elementary and was lost that tragic day last December. Anne loved her work at Sandy Hook so much that she was a dedicated teacher's aide until a permanent position finally opened at the school. Dedicate yourself to something you love in her honor and remember that caring always makes a difference.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, schools across America have been finding new ways to keep our children safer. What do you think of a new security policy in an Ohio school district that allows qualified school principals to carry loaded handguns onto campus? Read about it here.
Join us tomorrow, immediately following the PBS broadcast of a "Concert for Newtown" on a call with Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul and Mary, and Sandy Hook Promise families. Learn how you can join with them in supporting common sense solutions to end gun violence and build stronger communities. You can also watch the concert online here: http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/19/concert-for-newtown-special-on-pbs/