‘We appreciate the U.S. House of Representatives’ efforts to protect kids, but we must work together to advance bipartisan legislation that can be signed into law.’
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a robust gun reform bill following emotional hearings that included parents of children killed and survivors of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. While the bill gained bipartisan support in the House, it is unlikely to do so in the U.S. Senate. Mark Barden, co-founder and CEO of Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund, and father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy on December 14, 2012, issued the following statement in response:
“We appreciate the House of Representatives’ efforts to protect kids, but we must work together to advance bipartisan legislation that can be signed into law. We know that the overwhelming majority of voters support reasonable gun safety reforms. We encourage members of the House to find common ground so that, together with the Senate, Congress can take action before another child is killed by gun violence.
“We cannot wait for the ‘perfect’ bill; Congress must overcome partisanship to save our children’s lives.”
The Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund (SHPAF) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization committed to protecting all children from gun violence in schools, homes, and communities. The SHP Action Fund advances a holistic policy platform that promotes gun safety, youth mental health, and violence prevention education. The organization works at the state and federal level to pass nonpartisan legislation through inclusive partnerships, diverse grassroots education, and community mobilization. It is part of Sandy Hook Promise, founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
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