We stand with the survivors and victims of the massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine, in remembrance of the anniversaries of those tragedies. Over the last couple of months we have witnessed the terrible shootings in Ohio, Oakland, and Oklahoma—and the nation has watched the details of the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin unfold in Florida. No doubt at this time next year, we will be marking those tragic anniversaries as well.
When 87 people die from guns EVERY DAY in America, EVERY DAY is an anniversary of too many people dying by gun violence. The media spotlight often shines brightly yet briefly on mass shooting events, but for the families, friends, and community that surround each life lost by gunfire, the pain of grief is permanent.
We should not accept that life can simply be cut short. The shooting at Virginia Tech, like most shooting tragedies that occur daily in the United States, was preventable. That’s why we’re committed to fighting to prevent gun violence, advocating for sensible legislation and education on firearms, and ensuring victims and their families have the support they need.
When will we stand together and demand our communities’ right to be free from senseless acts of violence by supporting stronger gun laws?
Help us do this. Stand with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and take these small steps right now to help change the state of gun laws in this country:
1) SPREAD THE WORD:
Share this message with your community and stand up for better gun laws. We need your help engaging the silent majority that agrees there are solutions to the crisis of gun violence in America.
2) BECOME A MEMBER:
Join the Law Center at any level and stand with us in our fight to promote smart gun laws that we know save lives.
3) GET EDUCATED:
We will come to your place of business and share the truth about America’s gun laws with you and your co-workers. For attorneys, CLE credit is available.
Give the best gift of all: your time and energy. We have a variety of ways to volunteer including event support, attending hearings, helping with research, and writing amicus briefs.