Take a Stand Against Gun Violence
Sunday, December 14, 2014 marks the second anniversary of the Newtown disaster in Connecticut. You may recall that a lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School and proceeded to shoot and kill six adults and 20 six and seven year old first-graders.
The country was shocked by this tragedy and the internet exploded with calls for gun reform. However, Congress has failed to act on any proposed action including universal background checks and closing the loopholes in purchasing guns at gun shows or online. Since the Newtown massacre, there have been 95 school shootings in the U.S. The National Rifle Association is a well-heeled organization that spends millions of dollars lobbying against any type of reform or threat to their misguided reading of the Second Amendment.
The Newtown Action Alliance is calling for candlelight vigils in all fifty states this week. With the recent killings of unarmed victims in New York, Missouri and Ohio by the police, it is time to take a stand against all gun violence. Regardless of your position on gun ownership and your rights under the Second Amendment, it is possible that common sense and grass roots action by concerned citizens may result in much-needed reform.