Taking Aim At Gun Dangers
As a parent, you were no doubt horrified by the senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last month that left 20 children and six adults dead—and left many of us feeling hopeless and vulnerable. But now you can take action to protect your family. On January 26th, join the March on Washington for Gun Control. Supporters are calling for Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban (which expired in 2004), outlaw high capacity ammunition magazines, require background checks, and instate a 28-day waiting period for all gun purchases. Of particular interest for parents is the campaign’s push to require mandatory gun safety training before purchasing a gun to reduce the number of tragic accidents that claim many young lives each year.
To join the march, go to Facebook.com/GunCtrlMarch. If you can’t be there in person, show your solidarity by donating at Rally.org/marchonwashingtonforguncontrol and follow the movement on Twitter @GunCtrlMarch.
We at Parents believe strongly in the cause of keeping kids safe from guns at home, in schools, and everywhere. We are currently working on a gun safety story aimed at increasing awareness of this important issue. More than 30,000 people are killed each year in America from guns. Let’s do our part to reduce this tragically high figure.