Sunday, August 30, 2015

" Change that will save lives."

          Everytown for Gun Safety is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating American communities, preventing gun violence and advocating for stronger laws and gun safety measures. Survivors of gun related violence, law enforcement, local governments, gun owners, teachers, mothers and fathers, and all citizens who want to secure their neighborhoods by promoting non-violence come together to take positive action.
        Everytown is committed to serving victims of gun violence by allowing them to connect with other survivors and share their stories in order to heal. Victims of gun violence suffer from more than just physical wounds, some endure trauma for many years struggling to regain a sense of security and trust. Everytown provides support to those who have lost loved ones from gun violence and provides an opportunity for all citizens to endorse legal measures which will save countless lives now and in the future.

       Headline news, hardly a day goes by when we don't hear or read about a gun related death. You may even live in a community where children and adults you know personally have been wounded or killed  One of the most recent tragedies occurred with the senseless executions of a Virginian journalist and cameraman live on air. Escaping justice, the shooter killed himself following the double homicide. Americans have been murdering Americans at a rate which surpasses every other  industrialized nation in the world for a long time. Yet we seem to ignore this fact. How many Americans have to die before we seriously examine why the United States refuses to make the changes needed to protect innocent lives from gun violence?


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