I have been working and thinking all day long about things that we might be able to do, to get together, start a group, do something to work with this awful shooting in Connecticut.
Then I remembered years ago, when President Reagan and his Press Secretary, the wonderful Jim Brady were both shot on the streets of Washington DC. Brady was much more seriously injured than Reagan was, and his wife Sarah started a group of people against violent behavior.
Today I checked that group on Wikipedia and found that it is still big and busy. http://wearebetterthanthis.org/index.cfm I joined it today and want to follow along with what they are doing. It cost nothing to join, but they do like to have donations. The group is called The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and I have heard many mentions of them on the television today. You will find lots of information about violence in our country and it will arm you with all you need to know to share info with others.
Here is part of what is said on their home page.
"We are the largest organization working to pass common sense gun laws in America to save lives, including laws that:
- Ensure that strong Brady criminal background checks are performed on all gun sales, including at gun shows.
- Better regulate military style weapons, such as assault clips, high powered rifles, AK47s and UZIs.
- Support law enforcement in the effort to enforce gun laws, in ways that prevent and investigate gun crime."
Please join me, won't you? Thanks very much,