Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Common Sense Gun Safety-Let's Do The Right Thing

Common Sense Gun Safety-Let's Do The Right Thing

We at HASC are still horrified by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

That’s why today we applaud President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their administration for the proposed common sense gun safety reforms that will reduce the number of children and youth whose lives end from the barrel of a gun.

The President’s plan includes:
  • Requiring every purchaser of a gun to undergo a background check (As many as 40% of gun purchases are done anonymously.);
  • Banning military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines that allow for nothing more than the rapid killing of human beings;
  • Making schools safer with more school resource officers and school counselors, safer climates, and better emergency response plans, and
  • Helping ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need and health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.

Congress must act.

Click here to contact your Member of Congress and tell them to pass these common sense gun safety measures. If they are opposed to them, ask them why there are opposed and what they would do instead to protect children.

5,740 children and youth were killed by guns in 2008 and 2009. These proposals represent a good first step to saving children’s lives. 

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