Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Less Guns, Not More.

The NRA’s response to put armed guards in our schools instead of considering reasonable limits on guns is truly astounding.   The lack of reasonableness in the face of known increases in mass shootings would seem to me, to indicate a determined indifference to public safety.    It’s upsetting to see the statistics of how the US compares to other countries in terms of individuals killed by guns.  Over a one year period The Brady Campaign cites these numbers: 

Finland 17
Australia  35
England and Wales  39
Spain  60
Germany  194
Canada  200
US  9,484

Consider what police chiefs across the country are asserting about how assault weapons make their job more dangerous.     
The tragedy at Sandy Hook should be a wake up call for all of us to fight for reasonable gun control.  Take a look at the Mayor’s “ DemandA Plan”  website and video.

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